Our collection of St. Patrick’s Day recipes showcases classic Irish flavors and ingredients like lamb, potatoes, cabbage and Guinness stout.
Whether you’re of Irish descent or simply looking to explore the rich tapestry of flavors in Ireland’s traditional dishes and modern cuisine, St. Patrick’s Day (also known as the Feast of St. Patrick) is a wonderful time to celebrate that heritage with food and drink!
Classic St. Patrick’s Day recipes
Originally, St. Patrick’s Day was strictly a religious holiday where people went to church in the morning and then celebrated in the afternoon and evening. As St. Patrick’s Day falls during Lent, restrictions of eating and drinking were lifted to encourage participation in the festivities.
When we think of traditional St. Patrick’s Day recipes, Corned Beef and Cabbage is the first thing that comes to mind, but bacon was actually the original ingredient used in this popular combo.
When Irish immigrants in America found beef to be cheaper than pork, they replaced the bacon with corned beef and a new, Irish-American tradition was born.
Here are a few more popular St. Patrick’s Day dishes you might want to try:
Easy, rich and delicious, this adults-only milkshake is made with vanilla ice cream, Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur and butterscotch schnapps.
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