29 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

One of the best parts about St. Patrick’s Day (besides the excess of green everywhere you look) is the fun holiday recipes that come along with it! There are so many desserts, dinners, appetizer and even drinks that are delicious and extra festive for the holiday season. Check out these 29 St. Patrick-approved recipes to make this year!

  1. Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins

    Let’s start with a satisfying and filling dish that combines the traditional with the trendy. These potato skins are just as tasty as the appetizer everybody loves, but they’re extra special when combined with the all-Irish cottage pie filling of meat, potato and veggie!

  2. Cabbage Rolls

    When you think of St. Patrick’s day foods, you think cabbage, right?! One of our favorite ways to enjoy it is with a cabbage roll, made the traditional way like this dish . . .

  3. Lazy Crock-Pot Golumpkis

    . . . or this “lazy” slow cooker “golumpki” version, filled with strong, fabulous flavor.

  4. Cabbage Roll Soup

    Another fun twist on cabbage rolls? Turning them into soup! This delicious dish is the perfect thing to warm you up on a cold March night.

  5. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

    And of course, the most classic dish combines cabbage with corned beef for the most traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish of all! Our crock-pot version makes your life so much easier.

  6. Stout Ice Cream Shake

    Midwest Living

    For a creamy, refreshing treat, try this chocolate-topped ice cream shake. The stout is where the St. Paddy’s Day bit comes in.

  7. Pancetta-Feta Cabbage Salad

    Midwest Living

    Make cabbage a little more exciting with some seasoned pancetta and feta. A tangy, perfect pairing for meat dishes!

  8. Irish Coffee Brownies

    Midwest Living

    Nothing is yummier (or more fun) than a creamy Irish coffee— except for maybe a chocolately Irish coffee brownie.

  9. Twice-Baked Potatoes

    Midwest Living

    Potatoes are the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day food. Twice baked potatoes smothered in butter are a simple and a doubly festive side. (Doubly, get it?)

  10. Mint Lamb Chops

    Midwest Living

    Although it may not SOUND appealing, stop imagining peppermint patties crushed over lamb chops. These chops are sauteed in olive oil and mint leaves for a festive little twist.

  11. Savoy Cabbage Salad

    Midwest Living

    Cabbage is a cornerstone of Irish cuisine, and with these crunchy uncooked noodles mixed in, this is a fresh take on this classic dinner.

  12. Orange Spiced Corned Beef

    Midwest Living

    Another Irish classic? Corned beef. Try it this year with an orangey zing.

  13. Sage Potato Rolls

    Midwest Living

    How many ways can we work potatoes into our lives? Not enough, that’s the right answer. These sage potato rolls combine bread AND potatoes, which is the best of all worlds, with a classy hint of sage.

  14. Beer and Sausage Apples

    Midwest Living

    This is a twist on a dish called a Dublin Coddle. Light wheat beer glazes smoked sausage, crisp apples and green beans.

  15. Chocolate Irish Cream Cheesecake

    Midwest Living

    This decadent chocolate cake is filled with rich cream cheese and Irish cream liqueur. You can add as much or as little of the liqueur as you’d like.

  16. Salmon Potato Pancakes

    Midwest Living

    Fried potato pancakes are a favorite St. Patrick’s Day dish. Give them an elegant spin with some nutritious salmon.

  17. Cheese and Potato Soup

    Midwest Living

    Perfect for the rainy days of spring is this cheesy potato soup. An extra adorable touch is the four-leaf-clover-shaped toast covered in pesto floating on top.

  18. Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage


    Nothing like the good old-fashioned corned beef and cabbage! This recipe is easy so you can get your holiday meal done with no stress.

  19. Copycat Shamrock Shakes


    Forget about McDonald’s! This year make your Shamrock Shake with this amazing copycat recipe instead.

  20. Homemade Potato Tots

    Heather Christo

    A great finger food for a St. Paddy’s Day party!

  21. Irish Soda Bread

    Martha Stewart

    A particularly delicious Irish tradition. This simple Irish soda bread recipe is perfect to make for holiday gifts or to keep all for yourself!

  22. Potato Rings


    Yes, they’re onion rings— minus the onions. These fried potato rings are easy to make and are a fun appetizer for all ages.

  23. Shepherd’s Pie

    Unsophistic Cook

    Who doesn’t like a good Shepherd’s pie?! The best part is that it’s a casserole-sized dish, perfect for large groups!

  24. Potato Bread

    About Food

    Turn leftover potatoes into light, airy potato bread for a creative starter before the big meal.

  25. Gnocchi


    If you’re not familiar with gnocchi, it’s a thick, potato-based pasta. This might be more of an Italian tradition, but its potato origins make it perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

  26. Green Pancakes

    I Heart Nap Time

    As a kid, I always looked forward to a green breakfast on St. Paddy’s Day. Start the holiday off right with some cute green pancakes. (Bonus: whipped cream and Lucky Charms as a topping!)

  27. Mint Oreo Cheesecake

    Cupcakes, Cookies and Cardio

    This cheesecake is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert. It’s like a Shamrock Shake inside a rich cheesecake, but with Oreos!

  28. Traditional Irish Scones

    Gemma Stafford

    Looking to start the morning in a classy way? These traditional Irish scones are delicious when topped with Irish jam or, well, anything, honestly.

  29. Bacon and Baked Potato Soup

    Midwest Living

    What a perfect centerpiece for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner! A creamy baked potato soup topped with crumbles of savory bacon and melted cheddar cheese? Makes you wish every day was St. Patrick’s Day.


Do you have any go-to St. Paddy’s Day recipes? Please share them in the comments section below!