Two pots of chocolate and stout pudding topped with clotted cream

St Patrick's Day recipes

34 Recipes

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with some of our favourite Irish recipes, including soda bread, Guinness chocolate puddings and Irish stew.

Guinness chocolate puddings


(7 ratings)

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

Rustic oat & treacle soda bread


(9 ratings)

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

Slow-cooked Irish stew


(27 ratings)

Middle neck or scrag end of lamb are flavoursome cuts and perfect for braising. This traditional casserole contains filling pearl barley, too
  • 8 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Irish whiskey old fashioned


(0 ratings)

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
  • Vegetarian

Guinness, treacle & ginger pudding


(5 ratings)

Rich, dark and spicy - prepare enough mixture for two basins, one for Christmas day and the other to give as a gift
  • 6 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Stout-braised steak with stacked chips


(12 ratings)

Shin of beef is a flavoursome cut that becomes really tender when slow cooked. Add more gutsy flavour with beer, horseradish and shallots
  • 3 hours and 35 mins
  • More effort

Irish coddled pork with cider


(52 ratings)

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

Irish malted bread


(2 ratings)

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

Irish cream tiramisu


(23 ratings)

You can make this no-cook tiramisu ahead to save on time when hosting a party. Made with Irish cream liqueur, it's a truly grown-up dessert...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black velvet baby cakes


(34 ratings)

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

Mussels steamed with cider & bacon


(25 ratings)

Mussels are much easier dish to serve up than people realise. Try this easy dish, read the tips, and impress your friends
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Herby lamb cobbler


(108 ratings)

This warming cobbler is impossible to resist on a winter's day, but is so delicious you'll be cooking it up all year round...
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Fruit & spice soda bread


(17 ratings)

A traditional Irish loaf that uses bicarbonate of soda instead of yeast - this version is sweetly spiced with fruit and oats
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Irish stew


(57 ratings)

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 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Guinness pudding with Whisky cream


(23 ratings)

Soaking the fruit in Guinness really plumps it up and gives a rich, dark pudding without the bitterness of brandy or rum
  • 6 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Beef & vegetable casserole


(425 ratings)

A traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy – an ideal recipe for cheap cuts as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish...
  • 4 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy



(23 ratings)

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


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