Bowl of Irish stew

Irish recipes

BBC Good Food's Irish recipes are perfect for a comforting family dinner or for entertaining friends. Treat yourself to soda bread or a hearty stew

61 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The trick with this classic one-pot is to use a cheaper cut of meat, which means you’ll skimp on price but not quality

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

This recipe is based on the apple pie that chef Richard Corrigan's mother used to make every St Patrick's Day

1 hr and 30 mins
A challenge
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8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Bake our indulgently boozy chocolate puddings with just five ingredients. Perfect for a dinner party if you're celebrating on St Patrick's Day – or at any time of year

43 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a twist to an old fashioned and use elderflower cordial in place of the usual orange. It’s a sophisticated cocktail to add to a dinner party

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with soda farls – an Irish soda bread flattened into a circle and divided into four 'farls'. Eat warm with butter

28 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake a loaf of this easy Northern Irish-style malted bread. It has a deliciously chewy texture and is best served with plenty of butter and jam

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
52 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Host your own St Patrick’s day party with this cider infused Irish stew, perfect with a side of colcannon and a pint of Guinness

35 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This simple, yeast-free Irish bread is delicious with soup or cheese. For a darker loaf, you can use an extra spoonful of treacle in place of the honey

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
173 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get the taste of Ireland with this fresh, no-fuss soda bread

55 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Middle neck or scrag end of lamb are flavoursome cuts and perfect for braising. This traditional casserole contains filling pearl barley, too

8 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A sophisticated salmon starter that your guests will adore...

30 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

St Gall is one of the best Irish cheeses to cook with, but it will also sit happily alongside a few other varieties on a cheese board

2 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This Irish-inspired breakfast, brunch or alternative side dish is based on 'boxty', or potato cakes

45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This comforting champ is perfect for topping a fish pie, or team with sausages and gravy for a good old favourite

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Irish potato cakes, or farls, make a delicious base for these smoked salmon, cream cheese and caperberry canapés - simply slice into squares and serve

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with Richard Corrigan's Irish stew - it's big on flavour, even bigger if you make it ahead and quite literally, let it stew...

3 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add some sparkle to your Guinness this St Patrick's Day with a splash of Champagne

5 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A classic. Boiled bacon is always well received, whatever the occasion, but we especially love the leftover sandwiches the next day!

2 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this with stews, when you fancy a change from plain mashed potato

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These gorgeous Guinness puds are an indulgent treat - and perfect for St Patrick's Day on 17 March

1 hr
Easy
25 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Side dishes don’t come more Irish than creamy colcannon - try Kevin Dundon's version

40 mins
Easy
28 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Kevin Dundon's Guinness-glazed pork loin is so tasty and easy to carve

2 hrs
Easy
8 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Colcannon, the traditional Irish potato dish, is a great accompaniment to creamy smoked haddock

10 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Great traditional Irish flavours shine through in this satisfying dish

2 hrs
More effort
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