St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day recipes

30 Recipes

Stews, soda bread and other lucky Irish recipes.

Rustic oat & treacle soda bread


(3 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

Stout-braised steak with stacked chips


(7 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

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

Slow-cooked Irish stew


(16 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

Black velvet baby cakes


(33 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


(20 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


(100 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


(11 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


(47 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


(22 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


(247 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



(18 ratings)

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

Smoked haddock & colcannon


(6 ratings)

Colcannon, the traditional Irish potato dish, is a great accompaniment to creamy smoked haddock
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Irish soda bread


(114 ratings)

Get the taste of Ireland with this fresh, no-fuss soda bread
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Country apple cake


(18 ratings)

Good Food reader, Magdalena Duggan, shares her grandmother's spiced chocolate sponge packed with fruit from the garden
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Black velvet


(1 rating)

Add some sparkle to your Guinness this St Patrick's Day with a splash of Champagne...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy