Spring will be in the air shortly, and that means St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching, too. Supermarkets are overflowing with delicious corned beef slabs, heads of cabbage, potatoes and other ingredients for Irish favorites. And if you’re looking to take advantage of it all, here are nearly a dozen delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipes—from entrees and desserts to traditional whiskey drinks—to add to your must-try list.
- Guinness® Corned Beef
How could anything taste bad that has a bottle of Guinness stout in it? This recipe should roast slowly at a low setting for the best flavor. The aroma will have everyone in the house excited for this St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
- Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Irish Soda Bread was developed as an easy no yeast, no kneading required bread with very few ingredients. It is considered a rustic treat that’s great with butter.
- Irish Bacon and Cabbage Soup
A simple chunky soup that is very satisfying especially if it is still more winter feeling than spring come March 17.
- Shepherd’s Pie
A little garlic, some sour cream, a little butter make the topping to this traditional Shepherd’s Pie truly irresistible.
- Spinach Pancakes and Corned Beef Hash
If you’re really looking to put a little “green” in your morning, these bright green, savory pancakes have an incredibly moist, custardy texture, and a fresh oniony bite.
- Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
Stout is the perfect beer for desserts because of its distinct chocolate and coffee notes. The white cream cheese icing will remind you of the creamy white head that Guinness is famous for.
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza
What a great way to introduce the family to corned beef and cabbage – on a pizza!
- Colcannon Potatoes
Add a little shredded cabbage, green onions and bacon to your mashed potatoes for a true taste of the Irish.
- Irish Beef and Stout Stew
A one pot beef stew that includes stout for a savory, filling entrée sure to warm you up on the coldest day.
- St. Patrick’s Day Parfait
An easy, minty dessert to please everyone on St. Patrick’s Day.
- Cork County Bubbles
As a perfect complement to many of the recipes featured here, a mix of champagne and Jameson whiskey (made in Ireland’s County Cork).
St. Patrick’s Day falls just a few days before the first official day of spring, which is March 20 this year. This is the perfect time for a post-winter getaway. If you’re looking for a spring vacation destination, check out our spring vacation packages.