St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish-inspired foods like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Tyler treats brisket to a flavor-packed brine before slow-cooking it for hours in a Dutch oven to ensure tender results. Hearty root vegetables, cabbage and herbed butter fill up the rest of a plate worth the wait.

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Irish Soda Bread

Ina's easy-to-make Irish Soda Bread gets a subtle sweetness from the addition of orange zest and currants.

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Shepherd's Pie Potato Bowls

Don't be fooled. These aren't ordinary twice-baked potatoes: beneath the golden mashed potato top is a rich beef and vegetable filling. And unlike your casserole dish, the potato bowls are also edible.

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Irish Stew

This comforting stew features tender lamb, hearty carrots and potatoes, all topped off with herb butter.

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Melissa's Shepherd's Pie

Dark beer is the secret ingredient to this dish's rich, flavorful stew base. Melissa tops it off with garlicky mashed potatoes, melted Cheddar and some chopped parsley.

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Colcannon

Colcannon is a traditional Irish side dish made with cabbage and mashed potatoes. Serve it alongside ham, corned beef or lamb.

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St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cupcake Shamrocks

The old-fashioned boiled frosting for these Emerald Isle green cupcakes is creamy and fluffy.

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St. Patrick's Day Mint Schnapps Shakes

A grown-up milkshake, this pale green delight is perfect as a midday treat or after-dinner dessert. It's only as good as the ice cream that goes into it, so splurge on a really high-quality one.

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Irish Coffee

Irish coffee gets a bad rap, says Jack McGarry, bartender extraordinaire. And it's partly deserved: "Too many people use old, bitter coffee." His secret? A fresh brew, of course — and also ultra-fresh cream and a good aged Irish whiskey.

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Beef Potpies With Cheddar-Stout Crust

The potpie filling and dough can be made a day ahead. Let the filling cool, then refrigerate and reheat before assembling.

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Alton Brown's Scones

Alton's scone recipe is so easy you'll want to bake these all year long. Add dried currants or cranberries for a touch of sweetness.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Start this recipe well ahead of your St. Patrick's Day feast — Alton brines corned beef for 10 days to ensure that it comes out ultratender and flavorful.

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Irish Grilled Cheese

Add green color (and lots of flavor) to classic grilled cheese with a layer of bread and butter pickles inside the sandwich and herb-studded butter on the outside.

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St. Patrick's Day Spinach Pancakes and Corned Beef Hash

These bright green savory pancakes have an incredibly moist, custardy texture, and a fresh oniony bite.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage with Herb Buttered Potatoes

Sandra uses a slow-cooker for her corned beef so you can set it in the morning and it'll be ready by the end of the day.

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Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage Pizza

For a cheesy twist on a classic, layer corned beef, cabbage and potatoes over a homemade pizza crust, then top with three cheeses: mozzarella, Monterey jack and Parmesan.

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Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

Skip the meat and stuff your shepherd's pie with turnips, carrots and celery instead.

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

The flavor of Guinness melds perfectly with chocolate to make rich, tender cupcakes. As an added presentation bonus, cream cheese frosting looks like Guinness's iconic foam.

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St. Patrick's Day Mint Shakes

Milkshakes, like other simple concoctions, are only as good as their ingredients, so use high-quality ice cream and vanilla extract. Combining peppermint extract and vanilla ice cream gives the drink an extra-refreshing, minty flavor you wouldn't get from using regular mint chip ice cream.

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St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Layer Cake

Skip cream cheese frosting in favor of old-fashioned boiled frosting for this layered cake.

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St. Patrick's Day Lime Poke Cake

This beloved dessert is made of not-too-sweet buttermilk cake and very lightly sweetened whipped cream. The cake tastes best just lightly chilled, so let it warm up a bit after removing it from the refrigerator.

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Beer-Battered Broccoli

Broccoli already has the bright green hue of the holiday, so we made this dish more St. Patrick's Day friendly by frying it in a beer batter infused with parsley. Serve with sour cream.

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Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage Rolls

Make lettuce wraps, St. Patrick's Day-style: Fill cooked cabbage leaves with herbed mayo, rye bread and corned beef for a playful green app to honor the Emerald Isle.

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Emerald Eggs

Hard-boiled yolks pureed with greens and herbs provide an appropriately tinted filling for these finger foods.

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Black-and-Tan Pork With Spicy Ale Slaw

Turn a black and tan (traditionally one part pale ale and one part dark beer) into a main dish with this Guinness-glazed, ale-marinated pork. Serve alongside sweet-hot slaw.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Using leftover or premade corned beef and chopping vegetables in a food processor will make this soup a snap to throw together and quick to cook up, while potatoes and barley keep it hearty.

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Rum Raisin Rice Pudding

Ina adds just two tablespoons of rum to give flavor to her pudding that can be served warm or chilled.

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Sauteed Cabbage

With just four ingredients, Ina's sauteed cabbage is an easy side dish for your holiday meal.

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Soda-Bread Biscuits

Bake a batch of these cute little biscuits as a tribute to Ireland.

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Irish Potato Cakes

Cut down on dinner prep time with these easy potato cakes made from leftover mashed potatoes.

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Guinness Float

Make homemade Baileys Irish Cream and Irish whiskey-spiked ice cream to top off this Guinness Float.

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Corned Beef Hash with Poached Eggs

Make a hash with leftover corned beef and red-skinned potatoes before topping the mixture with a poached egg.

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Watercress Soup With Whiskey Cream

This festive soup comes topped with a chilled dollop of whiskey cream that melts right in.

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Buttermilk Sherbet

Serve a light sherbet for dessert made with buttermilk and sour cream.

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Melissa's Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage is an American St. Patrick's Day favorite. Melissa makes her version special by sauteing the cabbage with butter and sweet caramelized onions.

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Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage

Sandra uses packaged wild rice mix as a base with vegetables and pecans as stuffing for her marinara-topped baked cabbage leaves.

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