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Recipes for St Patricks Day

Updated on December 13, 2014

Treat your Family and Friends to an Irish Dinner on St Patrick's Day

Make a special dinner for St Patrick's Day and decorate your house to suit your table.

Serve potato soup, corned beef, colcannon and soda bread. Finish your meal with Irish Coffee.

All you need for an Irish look is a green tablecloth and napkins. Make up some green cutouts of shamrocks for your walls and lucky Irish mobiles to hang from your doorways. Now, find a large rock to place near your doorstep and make a sign which reads Blarney Stone : Kiss for the Luck of the Irish

Make a Mobile in Minutes

Hang it over the table

Shamrocks and rainbows, what could bring more luck on St. Patrick's Day?

This free printable craft is easy to make: print 2 copies, cut out the pieces, then assemble back to back with ribbon streamers in between.

Full instructions and all pieces except string or ribbon are included on the printable sheet

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Shamrock Rainbow Mobile

Make this happy mobile to hang in window, doorway or from ceiling. Make a few. Decorate your whole house!

Potato Soup

Potato Soup Recipe

Potato and Leek Soup Recipe
Leek and potato soup is understandably popular. It's a tasty soup but one of the best things about it is the cheapness of the ingredients. You can grow your own potatoes and leeks easily too. Try a pot yourself, it's a great winter warmer and a f...

Slow Cooked Potato Soup

Slow Cook Potato Soup in the Crockpot
Make delicious potato soup in your slow cooker crockpot while you're out all day. This is an 8 to 9 hour recipe, cooking gently away while you're at work. Come home, add a cup of milk and get the soup bowls down from the cupboard. As soon as you...


Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 4


  • 8 - 12 potatoes
  • Half a cabbage
  • Knob of butter
  • Cup of runny cream
  • Kale for garnish


  1. Cut as many potatoes as it takes to feed four people into even-sized chunks, not too small.
  2. Cover therm with boiling water in a large saucepan, put on the lid and simmer gently for about 25 - 30 minutes. They must be really tender!
  3. Slice half a cabbage finely, heat a knob of butter in a pan and saute the cabbage for about 3 minutes. Put aside.
  4. Next drain the potatoes, return them to the pan, cover with a clean tea-towel (kitchen towel) and leave them aside for a couple of minutes so the cloth absorbs the excess steam.
  5. Whisk a cup of runny cream into the potatoes. (Add a pinch of nutmeg for extra zing)
  6. Lay the cabbage in a large dish, or on a flat plate, and place the whipped potatoes over the top.
  7. Garnish with Kale : Kale is one of those wonder vegetables that we should all eat as often as possible. It's highly nutritious with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It makes a gorgeous garnish too!
Cast your vote for Colcannon Recipe

Corned Beef

Corned beef is not an Irish dish in itself but, rather like Irish Stew, a meal which has come to be associated with St Patrick's Day.

It was welcomed on the table in my childhood on St Patrick's Day, St Columba's Day or any day of the year.

Old Fashioned Corned Beef
How I love corned beef! It was a rare treat when I was a child for we grew up on lamb. Our diet was lamb, mutton and more lamb, broken only by fish on Fridays and poultry at Christmas. My Nanna cooked Corned Beef with golden syrup, My Aunt Kathleen with be...

Dublin Coddle - Comfort Food Irish Style

Dublin Coddle Recipe
I remember Dublin Coddle from my childhood. Coming in the door from school, I would be hit by the awesome smell of bacon and pork sausage and my stomach would rumble in anticipation. When I bake a Dublin Coddle now, I can't keep the guests or the gran...

The Magic of the Green

Make a serving dish of fresh healthy green vegetables, whatever you have that's green.

Shepherd's Pie - Irish style?

This recipe is perfect for a new cook or for anyone who prefers a simple way to cook a Shepherd's Pie. It may not be authentic Irish but it's a lovely, tasty meal and looks like a peasant's meal. Well it is, isn't it?

It's easy to make. It looks good. It tastes good. That's enough for me!

Irish Coffee Recipe

You need

One Irish Coffee glass

One long shot of good espresso

Two fingers of good Irish Whiskey

One tablespoon brown sugar

FRESH heavy cream, laced with a pinch of white sugar, beaten until it's thick but not fluffy

* Hold the glass over some steaming water for a few seconds to heat it.

* Add the sugar.

* Pour in the whiskey

* Slowly pour in the coffee leaving room at the top for the cream

* Spoon some of the whipped cream over the hot coffee. Don't mix it! It has to float

Make Irish Coffee in these lovely Anchor Hocking Irish Coffee Mugs : Set of 12 : Price: $39.99

© 2010 Susanna Duffy

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      Light-in-me 6 years ago

      I just love corned beef and potato soup too yummy!

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      Twilight-Squid 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these Irish Cooking Recipes. Now off to your Corned Beef and Cabbage lens.

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      Marc 6 years ago from Edinburgh

      Hope you had a lovely St.P's day :)

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      Nancy Johnson 6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I can't wait to try a cup of the Irish Coffee. Yum! Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Wonderful green lens.

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      Jules Corriere 6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      What a fabulous traditional meal! Great photos, too. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Blessed!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      What a fine St. Patrick's Day dinner, and that's no blarney! This delicious meal will have everyone green with envy (and then no pinching will be necessary). Love the idea of finding a rock to have the guests kiss for luck. Leaving you a green blessing.

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      Eileen 6 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      I like tihe Shamrock and rainbow mobile - will make it some time . Interesting stuff !

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Excellent, the Colcannon sounds great. Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day. Blessed and featured on my Limericks For St. Patrick's Day lens.

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! In honor of this lens, I am making Irish Coffee today!

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      I very much enjoyed traditional foods, cooked from scratch - and love trying new ones. Nice presentation!! :)

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      jseven lm 6 years ago

      Great recipes and pics, yum! Blessed. :)

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      teristazko 6 years ago

      Great recipes. Happy St Patrick's Day!

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      Joan Haines 6 years ago

      Happy St. Patty's Day. Blessed by an Irish "Squid Angel."

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      Bigdaddyguru 6 years ago

      Everything looks yummy

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      maddydidit 6 years ago

      Yum! I have a great soda bread recipe I can send you!

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      fullofshoes 6 years ago

      Corned beef looks good but that potato soup looks even better

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      puppyprints 6 years ago

      Those potatos look GOOD!

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Appreciated St. Patricks's Day menus. Angel Blessed**

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      oh my good, too delicious.. but I will try to prepare these one day.

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      futureme lm 6 years ago

      Great lens, love the countdown!

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      brandrocker 6 years ago

      Cool lens. I love the go-green Irish decoration.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Great lens, I like the Dublin coddle recipe... really sound like Europe. All the recipes are so good. I am hungry now.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      good info..i never meet it in indonesia

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      RazzbarryBreeze 6 years ago

      One of my favorite meals... Corned beef and cabbage.... Cannot wait to eat that this week, Great lens!

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      thomanna 6 years ago

      I love corned beef! Nice lense!

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      shantytom 6 years ago

      i tried the potato soup, was lovely! thank you!

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      Stinkerbelle 6 years ago

      Corn Beef & Cabbage YUM!!

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      Science-Fiction-Fan 6 years ago

      The Irish Coffee looks fantastic

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      Brandi 6 years ago from Maryland

      This is a wonderful companion to my Traditional Irish Breakfast you mind if I feature it there? Also, I'm leaving SquidAngel Blessings and I'm submitting this for the SquidAngel St. Patrick's Day Quest! :) Now I'm craving corned beef and Irish coffee!

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      AJ 6 years ago from Australia

      Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2012! All the best of green Irish luck to you.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Yummy ... I'd like to try the Colcannon Potatoes and Potato & Leek Soup.

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      Lovely, lovely! Although I do love Corned Beef and Cabbage, we always had lamb on St. Patty's Day. *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to My Squid Angel Blessings 2012 to the "Holidays & Celebrations » Saint Patrick's Day" neighborhood.

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      jseven lm 6 years ago

      Great St. Patrick's Day recipes. Squidliked and blessed!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oooh, now that's a REAL Irish coffee recipe I must try.

      Congrats on being on the Best of St. Patrick's Day lenses 2011!

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      June Parker 7 years ago from New York

      We don't usually do Corned Beef & Cabbage, but I could only find lamb shanks in one store and they wanted $11.99 a pound for them. So this was my first corned beef dinner. Glad my mother in law made it! Excellent lens anyway. Another Lucky Leprechaun Blessing and I have lensrolled you to my Traditional Irish Recipe lens.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      I don't eat meat any more, but could live quite well on potatoes and Irish coffee. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      I just had a corned beef dinner this weekend, along with Irish soda bread and green chocolate chip cookies (maybe the last part isn't exactly Irish, but they were good). Blessed by a Squid Angel leprechaun!

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Wonderful!! I love the huge pictures you used ~ it really makes the food look extra appealing!

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      Kathy McGraw 8 years ago from California

      I am ready for some of that corned beef, my favorite quick and easy meal for St. Patrick's Day. I think I will also try those I'm almost too hungry to say *Blessed* by an Angel LOL :) I love that you included the FREE mobile link, might just do that with the grandkids.