Essential Recipes for Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

updated May 1, 2019
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When it comes to holiday celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day holds an array of delicious possibilities. It might not be traditionally Irish, but we’re just as excited to don something green and whip up a Shamrock Shake as we are to load our plates with corned beef and cabbage. From Irish soda bread and colcannon, to a Guinness-spiked chocolate cake and festive drinks, these are the essential recipes for a memorable St. Patrick’s Day celebration.


Why wait until dinner to start the St. Paddy’s Day celebration? From scones to soda bread to hearty hashes, these are the festive breakfasts that will make your tastebuds do a jig.

Festive Mains

Whether you believe St. Patrick’s Day demands a heaping plate of corned beef and cabbage or you’d rather eat something meat-free, there’s no shortage of hearty meals that can bring this holiday’s festive spirit to the table.

Sides to Make You Green with Envy

Boiled, roasted, or cooked just how you like them, there’s no better day to get your fill of hearty sides like cabbage and potatoes.

How To Make Chocolate Guinness Cake (Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Sweet Treats

No celebration is complete without dessert. These are a few of the festive treats that make this holiday even sweeter.

Festive Drinks

From pints of Guinness to festive green shakes, St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a celebratory beverage.