Irish Dinner Menu for St. Patrick's Day
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Bet you didn't know you could put together a complete Irish dinner so quickly and easily! Potatoes, corned beef, and cabbage all cook together in this super-fast skillet. That's enough for a meal in itself, but why not throw in a yummy twist on Irish soda bread for an extra-special celebration? Finish the meal off with a traditional cup of Irish coffee and you'll be paying homage to good ol' St. Patty's Day in a very tasty way!
This list of easy Irish recipes allows you to pick and choose your favorites to craft a traditional Irish dinner your family is sure to love. Whether you're celebrating your Eire roots or just planning a St. Patrick's Day menu, these yummy and homemade recipes will keep your belly full. You're sure to love the appetizers to start it off, and not to mention the St. Patrick's Day desserts that will have everyone celebrating in style!
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Traditional Irish Appetizers
Welcome guests with these simple and tasty starters for your Irish dinner. These apps are easy-to-make and easy to pass around at any celebration. With options like old school soda bread, these appetizers are hard to pass by. These dishes are easy Irish recipes for a potluck.
A tasty and hearty combo of spinach and bacon, these little roll-ups are a green way to start any St. Patrick's Day potluck or party. This recipe uses bacon bits, but if you want to make it extra Irish-y consider using chopped up Irish bacon instead.
A tasty and easy Irish soda bread recipes should be in everyone's recipe box. This recipe is simple, tasty, and a great start to the party. Serve it with some yummy jams or Kerry Gold butter.
Yummy, easy-to-make, and always a hit, our recipe for topless sliders is a great way to keep your guests snacking before the main course.
This fresh take on an old favorite is always a popular party food. This potato salad recipe tastes just like a baked potato. Every Irish meal needs a potato dish, why not give it some flair?
A Reuben sandwich is traditionally a grilled corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut combo served with Russian dressing on rye bread. Well, these are an hors d'oeuvre or appetizer version - homemade taste, easy to make, and convenient to serve.
Win over party guests or even your family with these homemade, melt-in-your-mouth Potato Puffs. The warm, golden crust contrasts with the creamy potato filling to ensure that you'll never want store-bought again!
Main Dishes for Irish Meals
These are some of the most popular main courses for a traditional Irish dinner. Including corned beef, Irish stew, and even Guinness-inspired dishes, these main course delicacies are ideal for cold and cozy days.
If you're making a traditional Irish meal, a tasty corned beef and cabbage recipes should be at the top of your list for entree options. The great thing about this corned beef recipe is that it is made in a skillet, making it much quicker than slow cooker options.
Made with lamb, veggies, and more, this dressed up stew recipe is excessively tasty and an impressive dish to make. If you're having a big dinner party, a hearty stew is an easy way to make a big batch of food quickly.
This traditional casserole dish is just like a shepherd's pie or cottage pie. Made with ground beef, veggies, and mashed potatoes, this yummy entree is filling and fun.
Cooking with Guinness is a tasty way to add a beloved flavor to your meals. This simple stew is rich and hearty, making it the ideal way to fill bellies in March. The full baby carrots in the recipe give it an extra crunch.
Ever find yourself wondering how to make a Reuben sandwich with some style? Some of the biggest and best delis serve their Reubens open-faced, just like in this recipe that we got from a deli in Central New York. We loved these Open Faced Reuben Sandwiches and we had to pass along the recipe for you to enjoy! There's something about this sandwich that just makes your mouth water.
Even if you've had a great Reuben Sandwich before, we urge you to try our version of The Ultimate Reuben...as it's truly a cut above the rest. Whether you cook it in a slow cooker or on the stovetop, this scrumptious open-face sandwich will have all eyes smiling, Irish or not!
Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like this Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. You don't have to be Irish to enjoy a taste of fork-tender corned beef with a hearty helping of potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Now that's what we call dinnertime goodness!
We're never too short on time when we have a slow cooker to turn to in our kitchen. This version of our Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe literally cooks itself, and we come home to one of our favorite Irish dishes. This corned beef and cabbage recipe is a traditional favorite that's sure to act as a welcome reminder of home-cooked meals growing up.
Simple Sides for St. Patrick's Day
These easy recipes are all scrumptious additions to any meal. Make your Irish dinner menu truly pop when you add these potatoes, soda bread, cabbage dishes, and more. A good Irish meal always includes meat and potatoes, so make sure your sides reflect that!
Sweeter than other soda bread options, this cranberry recipe lets you add something sweet to your main course. Your guests will love slathering this treat in butter or jam along with their stew or cabbage.
This traditional Irish dish is simple to make and a true champion of flavor. Combining scallions and the ever-present potato, this side is almost as filling as an entree. Make up a big batch of these yummy potatoes to serve with stew.
This simple slaw is good for you and tasty, too. Featuring cabbage and potatoes, this potato slaw is seasoned with vinegar and mustard, giving it a unique flavor.
Sweet and sour cabbage recipes are an Irish favorite! This unique dish gives you a true taste of Irish cuisines and takes under 30 minutes to make. This is also a great dish to bring to pass at a potluck.
Our recipe for Irish Potatoes is a twist on an old favorite called Irish Champ. Instead of combining mashed potatoes with scallions, we combined these with shredded cabbage, making it the perfect side dish to go along with your corned beef!
End your meal with something sweet! These darling desserts are a tasty way to wrap up your meal and make sure your dinner guests get their sugar fix. If you're looking for a truly Irish idea, make sure to serve your sweet with some Irish coffee or end the meal with a Guinness.
Invented in the Limerick airport in 1942 by Chef Joe Sheridan, this fancy and fun coffee recipe is a must-make for any traditional Irish meal. It is a great way to end your meal with a hearty nightcap before your guests head home.
Fun and festive, this simple Irish dessert recipe is best served with an Irish coffee. The frosting is made with Irish creamy, giving it a beautiful and boozy flavor.
Another tasty recipe made with Irish cream, this Bundt cake recipe can be served alongside some Irish coffee (that would make it a coffee cake, right?) or on its own. This recipe is made with cake and pudding mix.
Admittedly, this is an American invention, but it is hard to pass by. If your guests aren't looking to end their meal with a boozy coffee, consider offering this alternative. This minty dessert tastes just like a shamrock shake.
Don't let the name fool 'ya. Our Irish Potato Candy is a sweet treat that doesn't contain potatoes at all, they just look like 'em. Be warned, this easy candy recipe is so addictive you're likely to eat the whole batch!
Need a St. Paddy's Day dessert recipe worth its weight in gold? Well we've got you covered with a moist cake, topped with a smooth frosting that we've spiked with Irish cream! Plus, the nuts top it off with just enough crunch. Be careful though! Our "Luck of the Irish" Cake will have all the leprechauns trying to steal a slice.
It used to be that we made this drink only in honor of St. Patrick's Day. But our friends insisted they didn't want to wait another whole year for it, so we gave in and now they can enjoy it any time of the year!
You'll feel as lucky as a Leprechaun when you bake up a batch of our shamrock-shaped butter cookies. Our recipe for Shamrock Shortbread is sure to be as welcome as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
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