20 St. Patrick’s Day Food Recipes
Are you planning a St. Patrick’s Day party, or just want some ideas for festive drinks, dinners or desserts for a special meal at home? Whatever the case, I’ve got you covered on the St. Patrick’s Day food front! Tons of Irish-inspired recipes (like Guinness stew!) and green-tinted drinks and desserts (like grasshopper pie and shamrock shakes), plus classics like Irish soda bread.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! The day to revel in all things Irish and green: corned beef and cabbage, corned beef hash, Irish soda bread, green beer, cupcakes, Irish stew, and anything and everything that can be colored green with food coloring…
The list is long and there are loads of recipes out there if you want to whip up some traditional Irish fare. To help you narrow down the list a bit, below you’ll find 20 of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day food options. Happy celebrating!
This no-bake pie recipe is festive, quick to make and requires just a few ingredients. It features a silky smooth filling spiked with crème de menthe and crème de cacao, nestled into an Oreo cookie crust.
The Best Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
This Shepherd’s Pie recipe is an Irish classic! You can use ground lamb or beef, and the whole casserole is topped with beautifully browned mashed potatoes. Absolute comfort food at its finest.
McDonald’s Shamrock Shake
This shamrock shake recipe is a homemade spin on the famous St. Patrick’s Day-inspired minty green milkshake from McDonald’s.
Guinness, Whiskey, and Irish Cream Cupcakes
The classic cocktail shot transformed into cupcakes – Guinness chocolate cake, Jameson whiskey ganache filling, and Baileys buttercream frosting.
Guinness Beef Stew
This Guinness Beef Stew recipe is rich and hearty, with a robust gravy-like sauce that is flavored by Guinness. A must for St. Patrick’s Day!
Grasshopper Chocolate Bark
This Grasshopper Chocolate Bark combines the chocolate and mint flavors from the famous cocktail without the alcohol – perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party!
Classic Irish Soda Bread
This Irish Soda Bread takes less than 10 minutes to mix together and comes out of the oven with a wonderfully crisp crust. Grab a slice warm from the oven and slather it in butter!
Baileys White Chocolate Mousse Trifle
This incredibly easy Baileys White Chocolate Mousse in layered into a trifle dish with crushed mint Oreos… an easy dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie
Mint Chocolate Chip Pie – This no-bake pie comes together quickly and is perfect for chocolate and mint lovers. Make it for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
Guinness Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate brownies infused with Guinness stout – a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert!
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
Huge, bakery-style marshmallow cereal treats made with Lucky Charms.
Chocolate brownies topped with a creme de menthe filling and a creme de cacao ganache, fashioned after the popular grasshopper cocktail.
Shamrock Shake Cupcakes
Green-tinted vanilla-mint cupcakes with whipped cream frosting, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
Rye Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Irish soda bread with a rye twist.
Homemade Baileys Irish Cream
An incredibly easy recipe for making your own Baileys Irish Cream at home!
Irish Beer and Cheese Bread
A cheesy bread with a touch of Irish Beer.
Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Cheese Frosting
A two-layer chocolate cake infused with Guinness filled and frosted with a cream cheese frosting loaded with Baileys Irish Cream.
Irish Whiskey Soda Bread with Irish Whiskey Butter
A delicious soda bread spiked with Irish whiskey and served with a whiskey-infused compound butter.
Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream
A custard-based chocolate ice cream recipe infused with Guinness stout.
Irish Brown Bread
A brown bread version of Irish soda bread using whole wheat flour, wheat bran, and molasses. Absolutely delicious!
TELL ME! What is your hands-down, all-time favorite St. Patrick’s Day food?
Hi Michelle. I have been enjoying being a member of your site for many years now. Your recipes are wonderful! I have a question about the Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting. I really want to make this cake for a family corned beef dinner this weekend. The host, my sister has gluten allergies and its a real pain because I am the family dessert maker and I feel bad always doing desserts she cant eat and then I buy some lousy pre-packaged gluten fee dessert at the store for only her. I am not sure how much you know about working with gluten free flour, but do you have any idea if a recipe like this can be made gluten free with King Arthur gluten free flour? I would love to try it but don’t want to kill the recipe! Thanks
Hi Ruth, I have admittedly not done much experimenting with gluten-free baking, but I do know people who have had success using KAF gluten free flour, as well as the cup 4 cup brand. Please let me know if you try it and how it turns out!
Thank you for not calling it St Patty’s Day! So many Americans do that and it’s like fingernails on a blackboard. The proper nickname for Patrick is Paddy, not Patty!
I noticed you changed the name of the first cupcake in this list (#4)… haha… I’ve been following you long enough to remember the debacle over the original name! :-)
My birthday is the day after St. Paddy’s, and that grasshopper pie is CALLING MY NAME for a birthday dessert. Yum!
Haha! Debacle is definitely a good word for it ;-) Happy early birthday, enjoy that pie!!
Love the Lucky Charms treats! I’ve made those the past few years for St. Paddy’s Day.
These all look so good! I’m excited to try some of these next week!
Aren’t you sweet?!? Thank you so much for the linky love! :) I’ve missed chatting with you! :)
Such a great assortment! I’m a total sucker for shortbread, so I think I’m going to have to try out your chocolate dipped shortbread recipe this weekend. My 3-year-old just saw the picture of the shamrock cookies and said, “Ooooh, I need dat!” :)
Great looking St. Patty’s Day recipes!! I’m hoping to have an all green breakfast tomorrow:)
Can you give me a good sugar cookie frosting recipe? Mine never turns out smooth and lovely like on your shamrock cookies. It either runs off the side and never fully dries, or is too stiff and doesn’t flow right. Help!
The Shamrock Cookies are so cute!
I love Irish Soda Bread, my mom has made is since I was a wee one! She always stuck a little Irish flag on top…it’s yummy!
Hi Erica, I love Ghiradelli chocolate and use it for pretty much everything!
I love shortbread cookies because they aren’t too sweet and crunchy. Your recipe looks great! What’s a good meltable dark chocolate you like?
I am making Beef and Guinness stew – a recipe I have from my Gourmet Slow Cooker Cookbook! I cant wait! Erin Go Bragh!
A lot of people are waiting for St. Patrick’s Day. The recipes in here are definitely worth trying.
I’ve never tried Irish Soda Bread but if you say it’s good, then it must be!!
Hmmmm – these all sound delicious. You have just inspired me to make irish soda bread this weekend. Which I have never had but have heard is quite tasty.
I like the shamrock sugar cookies. They look awesome!
I’m making my Guinness Corned Beef & Cabbage, but one of these yummy desserts might be a nice ending to our meal!
Hey, I love ur Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies a lot. Such a perfected recipe it looks to be! Brilliant presentation too!!!