Today I have a smorgasbord (or whatever the Irish version of a smorgasbord is) of easy St. Patrick’s Day recipes for you. I’m not generally huge into celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, especially if it means drinking green beer.
But give me a deeply delicious lamb stew, a light and barely sweet soda bread, or a gorgeously executed dessert starring Irish whiskey or Guinness stout, and I tend to come around.
If you’re the same way, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some of my, and my friends’, Irish and Irish-inspired recipes. Enjoy!
This amazing pie tastes like springtime. Bright with fennel, sharp with feta, and earthy-sweet with caramelized onions, and topped with an easy yeasted crust. Perfect to welcome springtime and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
Tough cuts of lamb become meltingly tender with long, low, moist cooking. Flavored with thyme, onion, and garlic, this stew is brightened with Irish whisky and lemon. Perfect!
This version of Irish stew is short on ingredients but long on flavor. Serving this stew under a roof of shingled roasted potatoes gives this guy a shepherd's pie feel. Homey and comforting. So good!
Laura's recipe for baked corned beef is on my short list for sure. Yum. And read her post to hear how the "Leprechauns" traumatized one of her kids at school!
A gorgeous vegan version of the Irish classic packed with flavor and all the cruciferous vegetables. You're going to love this one!
Raisins, golden raisins, and currants star in this gorgeous, lightly sweet soda bread. Yes, please. Cheryl suggests we eat it slathered with Irish butter. That will not be a problem!
Think of farls like English muffins--they're baked on a griddle. Irish soda griddle cakes, if you will. These guys are a traditional part of a Northern Irish breakfast. I'm in!
Irish soda bread in yet another form, as drop biscuits! This version gives you flavor choices. Thyme, caraway, currants, orange. I'm all about the caraway and currants, and a hint of orange sounds pretty wonderful to me.
Super easy to make with store bought puff pastry and the candy of your choice, this is what you make when it's the last minute and you want to make a little St. Patrick's Day treat!
Whisky and honey and more whisky, all baked into--and poured on top--of a golden, pecan studded cake. Yup.
Whisky plumped raisins in a chewy oatmeal bar. St. Patrick's Day is the best, right?!
Devil's Food Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream | Pook's Pantry Recipe Blog
Because we sometimes need a green dessert, these moist and rich devil's food cupcakes are an adult treat with creme de menthe-spiked frosting. Hello!
I'm finishing up this roundup with a spectacular drink/dessert from Desserts Required. It feature's KerryGold's Irish Creme and then gets kicked up from there. Yeah, you'll want a pitcher of these at the ready. Who needs green beer? Nobody, that's who.
And there you have it, friends. Easy and delicious recipes to make for St. Patrick’s Day. I will be working my way through the list, for sure.
If you make one of these recipes, please let me know. I’d love to tell my friends!
Thanks so much for spending some time with me today. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
PS: With fantastic Irish and Irish-inspired recipes like these at your disposal, you won’t have to resort to green beer. You’re welcome!