These delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipes include festive foods like Instant Pot corned beef, Irish stew and the always popular Shamrock Shake!

Celebrate all things Irish with these main dishes, side dishes, desserts, appetizers and drinks. This is the ultimate Saint Patrick’s Day menu planning guide!

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Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and you may be wondering what to do for meal planning on this festive occasion. Don’t wait until the last minute, make some amazing dishes that will delight your friends and family. 

You will want savory appetizers to start the celebration like Reuben dip, Irish nachos or Irish eggrolls. There’s nothing like a hot and crispy snack to get the party going! Also, you can make your meal one to remember with classics like slow cooker corned beef, colcannon and tender braised cabbage. 

Whip up some of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day treats for dessert. There are so many fun and colorful desserts like pot of gold cookies or green velvet cupcakes. You can also go all out with a decadent Baileys and Guinness cake or Irish cream Bundt cake.

For a thoroughly delicious meal try my Irish stew. This mix of beef, potatoes and veggies is comfort food at its finest. You could consider this a St. Patrick’s Day recipe and it is always a family favorite!

I wanted to make your menu planning incredibly simple and give you sort of a “one-stop-shop” for recipes. Here are 36 of the best St. Patrick’s Day recipes so prepare to party. I even cover your festive drink options with refreshing beverages like an Irish mule or a Baileys martini!

36 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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A plate of grilled chicken along with braised cabbage, carrots and onions.

Braised Cabbage

This braised cabbage recipe is wedges of cabbage slow cooked with carrots, onions, butter and seasonings until tender. The absolute best way to eat cabbage!
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Ale and Cheddar Soup

A heavenly ale and liquid melted cheddar soup seasoned with smoky bacon and spicy jalapeno pepper that is pure comfort in a bowl!
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Baileys & Guinness Cake

A rich chocolate cake infused with Guinness paired with a Baileys dark chocolate ganache and a Baileys buttercream.
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Baked Reuben Sliders

Baked reuben sliders are crazy easy to make and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! You could make some for game day too. They fly off the plate!!
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A plate of cabbage and sausage served over mashed potatoes with green beans.

Cabbage and Sausage Skillet

This cabbage and sausage skillet is a combination of smoked sausage, vegetables and savory seasonings, all cooked together to make a quick and easy dinner. A hearty low carb meal that always gets rave reviews!
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Coffee & Baileys Cake

The perfect pairing of coffee and Baileys in this delicious layer cake. Vanilla cake with chocolate ganache and a coffee Baileys swiss meringue buttercream.
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Baileys Martini

This Baileys martini recipe is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day party – or any party! You can serve this chocolate martini for happy hour or dessert!
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Dublin Coddle

Dublin coddle is a traditional Irish classic made with potatoes, sausage and bacon slow cooked to perfection!
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Corned beef hash with potatoes, onions and fresh herbs.

Corned Beef Hash

This corned beef hash is a blend of diced corned beef, potatoes and onions, all cooked together until golden brown and tender. Add a fried egg on top and you have the perfect hearty breakfast option!
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A pot of colcannon garnished with butter, bacon and herbs.


This colcannon recipe is a mix of mashed potatoes, sauteed cabbage and bacon, all combined to form a hearty and savory side dish. Colcannon pairs perfectly with chicken, beef and pork, and also happens to be super easy to make.
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Green Velvet St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with these yummy green velvet St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting.
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Fried cabbage with bacon, onions and parsley.

Fried Cabbage with Bacon

This fried cabbage is cooked to tender perfection with bacon and onions. A super easy low carb side dish that’s perfect for any occasion!
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Guinness Beef Sliders

These Guinness beef sliders are everything you would want in a sandwich! These roast beef sliders are topped with a rich Guinness glaze. A perfect appetizer!
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Guinness Beer Nuts

These Guinness beer nuts are coated with a sweet beer glaze then tossed with pieces of smoky bacon. Perfect for snacking on with a beer!
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Guinness and Irish Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

This flavorful mac and cheese is made with Guinness stout, sharp Irish cheddar and a touch of Dijon mustard.
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Easy Guinness Irish Soup

This take on a French onion soup gets an Irish twist with this Guinness Irish soup. It features the rich flavor of Guinness stout in the broth and has a thick slice of garlic bread smothered in Irish cheddar cheese. 
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Irish Egg Rolls with Parsley Cream Sauce

Irish egg rolls are all of the classic corned beef and cabbage flavors wrapped up in crunchy egg roll wrappers and dipped in a creamy parsley sauce.
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Instant Pot corned beef sliced and served with cabbage, carrots and potatoes.

Instant Pot Corned Beef

This Instant Pot corned beef is pressure cooked until tender, then served with potatoes, cabbage and carrots in a garlic butter sauce. An easy one pot meal that's great for St. Patrick's Day or any other day of the year!
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An Irish mule drink in a copper mug topped with a lime and mint sprig.

Irish Mule

This Irish mule recipe is a refreshing blend of whiskey, ginger beer and lime juice, all served up in a copper mug. A quick and easy cocktail that's perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
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Irish Cream Bundt Cake

This easy cake is made without alcohol and begins with a cake mix. it's a great St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipe!
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Irish soda bread baked in a cast iron skillet.

Irish Soda Bread

This Irish soda bread is a light and tender loaf studded with plenty of raisins and baked to golden brown perfection. A super easy quick bread recipe that pairs well with so many different main course options!
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Irish nachos loaded with cheese, bacon, sour cream, tomatoes and chives.

Irish Nachos

This recipe for Irish nachos is potato chips layered with plenty of cheese and toppings. Potato nachos are a simple yet unique snack that's perfect for parties!
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Irish Potato Candy

This Irish potato candy is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! They are made from coconut, cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon and they look like potatoes!
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Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Pot of gold cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day! They are rich, dark chocolate cake with rainbow striped frosting. The gold coin on top is a fun touch!
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Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecakes

These mini Baileys chocolate cheesecakes are easy to make and perfect for sharing! They are made with Irish cream liqueur, they’re also a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day!
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Pot o’ Gold Cookies

Make your own pot o’ gold for St. Patrick’s Day! These cookies are festive sugar cookies that are perfect for kids or to give to friends.
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Reuben Dip

This Reuben dip is a hot cheesy dip made with the classic sandwich ingredients including corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. A unique and unexpected party offering that always gets rave reviews!
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Irish stew with beer, tender beef, carrots and potatoes.

Irish Stew

This Irish stew is a blend of tender meat, carrots and potatoes, all simmered to perfection in a savory and complex beer broth. The perfect comfort food meal for a cold night!
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Roasted cabbage on a pan topped with fresh parsley.

Roasted Cabbage

This roasted cabbage recipe is wedges of cabbage seasoned with olive oil and spices, then oven baked until tender and browned. A simple and inexpensive side dish that pairs perfectly with chicken, beef and seafood.
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Shamrock Sour Cocktail

The perfect cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day, try the shamrock sour with a DIY shamrock drink stirrer too!
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A bowl of sauteed cabbage topped with parsley.

Sauteed Cabbage

This sauteed cabbage is coarsely chopped green cabbage cooked with butter, onions, garlic and fresh herbs. An easy and inexpensive side dish that pairs well with chicken, steak and pork.
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A platter of slow cooker corned beef, cabbage wedges, potatoes and carrots.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This slow cooker corned beef and cabbage is seasoned corned beef cooked with potatoes, carrots and cabbage. A crock pot meal that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
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St. Patrick’s Day S’more Snack Mix

Ooey gooey marshmallow covered popcorn with grahams and chocolate. What’s not to love?
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A mint Shamrock shake finished off with a swirl of whipped cream sprinkles and a cherry.

Shamrock Shake

This Shamrock Shake recipe is a copy of the McDonald's favorite! It's a mix of ice cream, milk and mint, all blended to creamy perfection.
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Corned Beef Leprechaun Cheeseball

This corned beef leprechaun cheeseball is sure to make everyone laugh. It's an amazing appetizer for your St. Patrick’s day party!
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Stuffed cabbage rolls filled with beef and rice then topped with homemade tomato sauce.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This stuffed cabbage rolls recipe is cabbage leaves filled with beef and rice, coated in a homemade tomato sauce and baked to perfection. A comfort food classic that’s hearty, delicious and simple to make.
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No matter how you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you can have the perfect eats with this list of festive dishes. Enjoy these amazing recipes and don’t forget to wear green!

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  1. Wow! Each one of these recipes is awesome and finger-licking. I will definitely use your recipes soon as I find it quite challenging to plan my meals! 🙂

  2. Its already St.Pattys Day coming wow. I never thought to use Kiwis to incorporate St.Patty festivities how ironic for me!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh goodness. Those Irish Nachos look so mouthwatering! I love all these St. Patrick’s Day recipes! All 48 of them! I will bookmark this page and check out each and every recipe link.

  4. 5 stars
    We aren’t Irish, but our son’s favorite color is green. Green food coloring on his favorite foods is always a hit!

  5. My husband is Irish, so St. Patrick’s Day is our jam! This is an awesome round up of goodies to help celebrate the holiday. I think we’ll kick off the day with those rainbow doughnuts. So cute!

  6. 5 stars
    There’s something amazing about St. Patrick’s Day themed meals. I’d be interested in the Guinness Pulled Pork, and that coffee and Bailey’s Cake!

  7. 5 stars
    I like making dishes that pertain to holidays. So many to choose from that will sure to spice up St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. 5 stars
    These are so much fun! My favorite part of any holiday is making themed recipes. It’s a blast. These are great picks!