When St. Patty’s Day rolls around, you want to have all the right food and drinks for a proper celebration. These St. Patrick’s Day recipes will have you ready to ring in the holiday.
St. Patty’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. You eat good food and drink great drinks … what’s not to like? But in order to properly celebrate, you need the right St. Patrick’s Day recipes. From festive shots, to fancy cocktails, to fun desserts, to corned beef, cabbage, and Irish soda bread, we’ve got you covered with all the recipes that you need to celebrate the holiday.
Whether you’re staying in with your family or hosting a big party, these St. Patrick’s Day recipes will make sure that everyone is having a great time.
Tips for a Great St. Patrick’s Day Party
Here are a few tips for if you’re hosting a St. Patty’s Day party.
- You can never have enough to drink. However much beer and whiskey you think you need … well, you probably need even more! People take St. Patty’s Day drinking pretty seriously, so make sure you’re well-stocked.
- Have a variety of foods. I love all these St. Patrick’s Day recipes, but it’s worth noting that not everyone is a fan of some traditional Irish foods. Some people don’t like corned beef, others don’t like cabbage, and Irish soda bread can be polarizing. Make sure to have a few different foods, so that there’s something for everyone.
- Go overboard with the green. You can never have enough green at St. Patrick’s Day! I recommend getting green plates, napkins, and disposable cups, just to really tie the celebration together.
Festive St. Patrick's Day Dinners, Desserts, and Cocktails
These dinner, dessert, and cocktail recipes are perfect for St. Patrick's Day. They have all the right flavors and colors to celebrate the holiday.
This is a favorite of mine to order as an after-dinner drink, but it’s easy to make at home. It’s so rich, thanks to Irish cream and heavy cream, but a healthy dose of Kahlua and Frangelica means it packs a serious punch, too!
An Irish twist on perhaps the most iconic cocktail of all time. This is a dignified dessert in a glass … with alcohol! In addition to Baileys, this rich cocktail uses both caramel vodka and chocolate vodka. And yes, it’s every bit as decadent as it sounds!
It’s hard to beat the classics, and when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, there may be no drink more classic than Irish coffee. With coffee, sugar, heavy cream, and whiskey, this is a perfect drink.
This creamy, sweet ice cream milkshake is a classic treat for St. Patricks' Day! Keep them as is or spike them up for the adults!
Want to go the fun, funky, and playful route at St. Patty’s Day? Look no further than this punch, which is perfect for a party. The green color and loads of fresh fruit will get everyone’s attention, while the melon liquor, orange sherbert, and 7UP will dance on your taste buds.
This shot is as fun to look at as it is to drink. With Irish cream bookended by orange Grand Marnier and green creme de menthe, this is a super festive shot that pays tribute to Ireland’s flag.
No St. Patrick’s Day is complete without a warm loaf of Irish soda bread. It tastes similar to scones, and is absolutely perfect with some soft butter on it. Plus, it’s easy to make!
Colcannon is a classic Irish mashed potato recipe that's blended with caramelized onions and cooked cabbage. These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes should be enjoyed all year long!
Want to take a traditional St. Patty’s Day food and make it perfect for a party? That’s what this recipe is all about. It’s everything you love about corned beef … but in tater tot form, with cheese!
The corned beef fun continues with this recipe, where corned beef, cream cheese, and panko breadcrumbs are stuffed inside mushrooms and baked. Talk about an explosion of flavor!
This recipe is absolutely awesome. It’s the Irish-Mexican fusion that you didn’t know you needed in your life! They use homemade potato chips instead of tortilla chips, and are topped with corned beef, cabbage, and cheese.
This recipe is so much fun, and has so much flavor. Corned beef is cooked with a sweet and sticky Guinness glaze, resulting in a food unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
This is one of the coziest and most comforting St. Patrick’s Day recipes you’ll ever try. It’s got all the traditional foods and flavors, but in warm and soothing soup form.
If I asked you to name a St. Patty’s Day food, chances are the first thing you’d say is corned beef hash. This is the most iconic food of the holiday for a reason, and this recipe is an absolute home run.
This beef stew is super hearty and filling, and a great recipe to eat while drinking a beer. Seasoned with wine, cream, beef broth, and rosemary, this stew is rich and comforting.
Corned beef is a must-have at St. Patrick’s Day. This is our favorite recipe for it, as using a slow cooker is both easy, and makes for a remarkably tender and juicy piece of meat.
Cabbage is a necessity at St. Patty’s Day. Unfortunately, most cabbage recipes range from boring to downright bad. But not this one! In this recipe, cabbage is roasted with dijon mustard, vinegar, and seasonings, and it’s fantastic.
This recipe has a little bit of everything. Beer? Check. Meat? Check. Potatoes? Check. Beef is cooked off with Guinness and a bunch of amazing herbs and veggies, then topped with mashed potatoes and baked. It’s awesome.
Fried cabbage is great all by itself, but this recipe has a little bit of bacon in it too, just to add a little extra flavor. It’s quick and easy to make, and a perfect way to get some cabbage on your St. Patrick’s Day plate.
How do you make a cookie festive for St. Patrick’s Day? How about by adding Irish whiskey to it! There’s no need to settle for a drink with your dessert when you can have a drink in your dessert!
This recipe is awesome. It’s chocolate chip cookie dough stuffed between two chocolate chip cookies. And best of all, the cookie dough is green, to make it fun and celebratory for the holiday!
Creme brulee is one of the best desserts in the world, with its velvety custard and crunchy top. This recipe makes it fitting for St. Patrick’s Day, as it uses Irish cream for an extra blast of flavor.
This is one of the fanciest recipes for St. Patty’s Day, but it’s so much fun to make, and super tasty. These boozy dessert grapes are green to fit the season, and rolled in sugar. They’re perfect for a party!
If you want to really get wild with your St. Patty’s Day celebrations, then you’ve got to make these no-bake cheesecake shots. They’re a perfect cheesecake, and they’re bright green!