St. Patrick's Spectacular: 73 Recipes for an Epic Irish Party

St. Patrick's Spectacular: 73 Recipes For An Epic Irish Feast

With food and drink like this, you don't have to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick's Day to the fullest.

When St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th, everyone is looking for a taste of Ireland. In this super-sized roundup of St. Patrick's Day recipes — from traditional Irish foods to modern party desserts — we've got all the inspiration you need to make sure your guests are the luckiest in the neighborhood. Whether you're looking for dinner recipes, side dishes, bright green shakes, or a fun cocktail or two, we've got you covered with these easy recipes to help you celebrate all day long.

Festive and Boozy St. Patrick's Day Drinks

You don't need to plan a legendary pub crawl to drink spectacularly. Make your own whiskey cocktails, fun green drinks, or Irish coffee drinks, and have a St. Patrick's Day party right at home. Entertain all your friends (and whip up non-alcoholic versions for kids) with these fabulous drinks — no green beer here!

St Patrick's Day Green Dublin Cocktail

St Patrick's Day Green Dublin Cocktail

Shamrock Sipper Low-Calorie Cocktail

Shamrock Sipper Low-Calorie Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day, Texas Style (Jalapeño Margarita)

Jalapeno Margarita

St. Patrick’s Day Martini (Melontini)

Melontini

Jamaican Guinness Punch

Jamaican Guinness Punch

Irish Kiss Cocktail

Irish Kiss Cocktail

Guinness Red Velvet Cocktail

Guinness Red Velvet Cocktail

Shamrock Sour

Shamrock Sour

Irish Mule Drink

Irish Mule Drink

Irish Redhead

Irish Redhead

Irish Jig

Irish Jig

Irish Hammer Shot

Irish Hammer Shot

Irish Frog

Irish Frog

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee with Hazelnut Whipped Cream

Irish Coffee with Hazelnut Whipped Cream

Maple Irish Coffee Cocktail

Maple Irish Coffee Cocktail

Homemade Bailey's

Homemade Bailey's

Irish Cold Brew + Cream and Sugar

Irish Cold Brew + Cream and Sugar

Meat and Potatoes Recipes for St. Patrick's Day Dinners

If you'd rather sit by a roaring fire than don sparkling sunglasses shaped like four-leaf clovers, these traditional Irish dishes (and some American spin-offs) may be more your speed. For a St. Patrick's Day dinner that's a little less New World and a little more old country, try one of these dishes ... with no green food in sight. And see further below for the soda bread to go with your meal.


Irish Colcannon

Irish Colcannon

Boxty (Irish Potato Cakes)

Boxty

Colcannon Irish Mashed Potatoes

Colcannon Irish Mashed Potatoes

Patrick's Corned Beef and Cabbage

Patrick's Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Irish Dublin Coddle

Irish Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle Crock Pot Version

Dublin Coddle Crock Pot Version

Slow Cooker Drunken Irish Stew

Slow Cooker Drunken Irish Stew

Guinness Irish Stew

Guinness Irish Stew

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Bangers & Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy

Bangers & Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie

Steak and Guinness Pie

Steak and Guinness Pie

Guinness-Glazed Lamb Chops

Guinness-Glazed Lamb Chops from Epicurious Photo by Chris Gentile

Irish Breakfast, Lunch, and Bread Recipes

Don't stop at corned beef and cabbage! We've got all the greats to take you from sunup to sundown. Start your day with an Irish breakfast, get baking for some soda bread to go with your dinner, and then use a few slices to create some Irish-ish sandwiches for lunch. The Irish Soda Bread recipe here is a Yummly-office favorite.


Irish Breakfast

Irish Breakfast

Guinness Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

Guinness Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Cheddar & Stout Biscuits

Irish Cheddar & Stout Biscuits

Guinness Bread with Molasses

Guinness Bread with Molasses

More Guinness-infused Dishes

If you've read this far you know that Guinness is amazing in Irish-inspired drinks, stews, and baked goods, but why not carry on with a good theme and try some in an appetizer dip, chili, steak, burgers, mac and cheese, or tender pastries? And of course, if you're not a fan of this particular Irish stout beer, swap it out for a more preferred brew. It'll change the flavor, but it'll still be delicious.


Guinness and Cheddar Dip

Guinness and Cheddar Dip

Short Rib Chili

Short Rib Chili from Food52 Photo by James Ransom

Cowboy Rubbed Rib Eye with Chocolate Stout Pan Sauce


Cowboy Rubbed Rib Eye with Chocolate Stout Pan Sauce from Food52 Photo by James Ransom

Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar and Bacon

Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar and Bacon

Guinness and Irish Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

Guinness and Irish Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

Beef and Stilton Pasty

Beef and Stilton Pasty from Serious Eats Photo by Sydney Oland

St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Experience the sweet side of the luck o' the Irish with a few of these delectable desserts. From brownies infused with Irish cream to minty fresh desserts of green, these favorite recipes will bring good cheer to everyone who sees 'em this St. Paddy's Day.


Guinness Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Irish Cream Bundt Cake

Irish Cream Bundt Cake

Baileys Irish Cream Cake

Baileys Irish Cream Cake

Chocolate Treacle Sheet Cake

Chocolate Treacle Sheet Cake

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Buttercream and Salted Caramel

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Buttercream and Salted Caramel

St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes

St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes

Classic Treacle Tart

Classic Treacle Tart

Bailey's Chocolate Cookies

Bailey's Chocolate Cookies

Shamrock Green Crinkle Cookies

Shamrock Green Crinkle Cookies

Peppermint Patty Brownie Cookies

Peppermint Patty Brownie Cookies

St. Patrick's Day Rice Krispie Treats

St. Patrick's Day Rice Krispies Treats

Shamrock St Patrick's Day Cookies

Shamrock St Patrick's Day Cookies

Guinness Brownies

Guinness Brownies

Baileys Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

Baileys Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

Irish Cream Mousse Cups

Irish Cream Mousse Cups

Irish Cream Crème Caramel

Irish Cream Crème Caramel

Irish Cream Profiteroles

Irish Cream Profiteroles

Mint Chip Cheesecake Mousse

Mint Chip Cheesecake Mousse

St. Patrick’s Day Brownie Trifle

St. Patrick’s Day Brownie Trifle

A Shamrock Shake For Every Taste

Shamrock shakes are a March favorite for lots of folks, small or tall, young or ... not as young! If you're interested in making the perfect shake at home, you'll be sure to find a version that fits the bill in this creative collection of recipes. And if you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in a boozy adult-drinks fashion, we've got a couple of recipes that should put you in extra good spirits for the holiday. Try 'em out this weekend. Food coloring optional! The last one's not a shake, but a sophisticated dessert for Shamrock shake lovers.

Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Lucky Leprechaun Shake

Lucky Leprechaun Shake

Healthy Shamrock Shake

Healthy Shamrock Shake

Oreo Shamrock Shakes

Oreo Shamrock Shakes

Low-Calorie Shamrock Shake

Low-Calorie Shamrock Shake

Vegan Shamrock Shake

Vegan Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake Shooters

Shamrock Shake Shooters

Boozy Shamrock Shakes

Boozy Shamrock Shakes

Shamrock Shake Macarons

Shamrock Shake Macarons

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