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The Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Feast on St. Patrick’s Day Recipes with Loved Ones

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate with friends and family. You can take the kids to a parade or meet friends for pints of Guinness at your local pub. This year, step up your game by making a homemade Irish-inspired meal.  Cook up a hearty meal for the whole family or take a gift of Irish Soda Bread to your best work friend. These recipes range from the sweet to the savory, and there’s something for everyone.

Breakfast the Irish Way

For many St. Patrick’s Day partygoers the celebration begins way before noon. If you’re hosting a soon-to-be rowdy crowd on route to a parade, fill their stomachs first with some of these very Irish breakfasts:

Spinach Pancakes and Corned Beef Hash – These pancakes are savory, with an onion flavor, instead of sweet.  The green comes from fresh spinach and pairs perfectly with fried eggs and, of course, corned beef hash. This is one of the best St. Patrick’s Day recipes to start your morning off right.

Irish Coffee Cake – This buttery and sweet coffee cake goes perfectly with a cup of Irish tea or coffee. The recipe calls for a bundt tin, but you can easily use a springform pan. The cream liqueur adds a festive layer to the experience, but is optional and delightful either way.  

Traditional Irish Fry-Up – If authenticity is your goal, try a traditional Irish breakfast. This huge assortment of food only begins with eggs, rashers and bangers (Irish bacon and sausage). Add baked beans, tomatoes and potatoes. Don’t forget the black and white pudding along with your favorite brown bread. A breakfast like this will fuel you for a long day of celebrating.  

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for Warm and Filling Dinners  

Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner – Here’s the perfect Irish dinner waiting for you when you return home. The corned beef cooks perfectly in this simple but tasty and filling meal. Serve with a side of Irish Soda Bread.  

Bangers & Mash – What better comfort food for a cold winter’s day? A full-bodied wine like Shiraz gives this onion gravy an additional layer of flavor. This is one of the best St. Patrick’s Day recipes the whole family will love.

Colcannon – Asked to bring a dish to the party? Make this colcannon recipe and you won’t bring home leftovers. Colcannon is a traditional mashed potato dish made with cabbage or kale. This recipe adds garlic and leeks for additional flavor.

Vegetarian Irish Stew – This delicious stew has many savory ingredients, but is surprisingly easy to make. If you don’t have Marmite on hand, substitute traditional yeast flakes for added health benefits to boot. Perfect for a potluck dinner and leftovers for lunch.

Desserts and Breads

Chocolate Whiskey Cake – This luscious cake can be made with whiskey or brandy, depending on your preference. The mixture of chocolate, coffee and cloves makes this dessert more of an experience than simply a cake. St. Patrick’s Day recipes like this are sure to become annual events.  

Irish Oat Flapjacks – Don’t let the name fool you! Irish flapjacks are not pancakes, but oat bars. These scrumptious bars are drizzled with matcha-infused white chocolate on top of the dark chocolate for a heavenly combination. Be sure to use authentic Irish butter and Lyle’s Golden Syrup!

Irish Brown Bread – Be sure to serve a traditional Irish Brown Bread with your meals this St. Patrick’s Day. Or if you prefer, Irish Soda Bread is a favorite alongside a meal or alone with a cup of tea.

Irish Apple Cake – Or, try this Irish Apple Cake topped with custard sauce. The sweet smell of this cake make your home feel festive before you even taste this amazing dessert. Without the custard sauce, freeze the cake ahead of time to be ready for drop-in guests.

Festive Irish Drinks

You don’t have to think too hard to come up with St. Patrick’s Day beverages. But beyond the traditional Guinness, Murphy’s or O’Hara’s lies creative concoctions you might want to give a try. If you’re having a crowd, try a pitcher drink like Ginger Shandies.  Or impress your friends with these whiskey cocktails at your home. Finally, don’t forget the Irish Coffee to keep you going. Jersey Wine and Spirits has everything you need to pair with your St. Patrick’s Day recipes this year!

This year, get into the spirit with St. Patrick’s Day recipes. There’s nothing like food and drinks to bring people together. And there’s no better way to show your loved ones you care like homemade Irish fare.

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