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8 celebratory St Patrick’s Day recipes

When March 17 rolls around, everybody is Irish. What started as an observation of the death of the patron saint of Ireland has morphed into a celebration of Irish culture. Bring on the parades, music, dancing, green and delicious food! Make it truly authentic with our fave St Patrick’s Day recipes.

Frozen Lime Cheesecake Pie 

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Frozen Lime Cheesecake Pie

Limes lend themselves very well as a tasty green-themed dessert. Besides, who can resist a piece of this silky pie? Get the recipe: Frozen Lime Cheesecake Pie

Butternut Squash Shepard’s Pie

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Butternut Squash Shepherd’s Pie

You know that mashed potatoes are perfection on top of a shepherd’s pie, now it’s time to know that butternut squash also wears that crown. The humble root veg works similarly to spuds while bringing an earthy, nutty and subtly sweet profile into the mix. We think you’re going to like it. Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Shepherd’s Pie

Cream Scones

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These super simple scones made with heavy cream. There’s no butter, which makes them easy to stir, pat and bake, but you’ll never miss it. Get the recipe: Cream Scones

Irish Soda Bread with Cardamom

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Irish Soda Break with Cardamom

St. Patrick’s Day is the season for Irish soda loaves. Being more immediate than yeast-leavened breads, they don’t require waiting for dough to rise, nor any particular baking prowess when it comes time to shape and bake. Get the recipe: Irish Soda Break with Cardamom

Beef, Guinness & Barley Soup

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Dark beers, such as stouts and porters, make deliciously hearty, comforting soups that keep—and freeze—well. And we all know how happy we are when we remember that we have a meal in the freezer for nights when we don’t have the time (or interest!) to cook. It’s like finding money in the pocket of a coat! Get the recipe: Beef, Guinness and Barley Soup

Irish Stew with Stout & Parsley Dumplings

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Irish Stew with Stout & Parsley Dumplings

Not only is this hearty stew simple to put together, it’s satisfying and makes the house warmed with the aroma of something delicious simmering and tastes divine. Get the recipe: Irish Stew with Stout & Parsley Dumplings

Baked Fish and Chips

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Baked Fish and Chips

Ditch the deep fryer and try a healthy, easy version of fish and chips. Skip the chips in the bento box, but there’s plenty of room for these crispy fish nuggets and tartar sauce to dip. Get the recipe: Baked Fish and Chips

Homemade Irish Cream

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Homemade Irish Cream

If you’re looking for a special St. Patrick’s Day sipper, here it is. Homemade Irish cream takes about 5 minutes in the blender. All you need is whisky, sweetened condensed milk, espresso powder, cocoa and cream. Blend and chill. (And while the blender is all Irish cream-y, you could add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream too…). Get the recipe: Homemade Irish Cream

Originally published in March 2023. Updated in March 2024


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