51+ Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

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Try these easy and traditional St. Patrick’s Day food ideas and recipes, including dinners, Irish side dishes, desserts and drink recipes. Whether you are looking for traditional Irish or Irish-inspired foods, this 2023 collection will encourage you to celebrate at home this year!

6 grid image of Irish St. Patrick's Day Recipes, from Irish Whisky to Bangers and Mash, Beer bread, Shepherd's Pie, Soda bread and Guinness Chocolate cake.

Welcome to St. Patrick’s Day 2023

I am excited to bring you a collection of more than 51 traditional and non-traditional Irish recipes, perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s day at home.

St. Patrick’s day is always celebrated on March 17th, I’ve never been to Chicago for St. Patrick’s day, where they dye the river green, but it must be a sight to be seen!

I may not be Irish, but I am a sausage, meat, stew, bread, potato lover, and beer! And I look for any reason to celebrate and make delicious food! This Crockpot London Broil, while not a traditional Irish recipe, would be delicious too!

So what are you waiting for, let’s dive in to all the best Irish recipes!

11 Main Dish Recipes for St Patrick’s Day

It all starts with a scrumptious main dish! I know you will love these tried and true recipes.

Traditional St. Patrick's Main Dishes

What do you eat for St. Patty’s day? Are you more of a traditional St. Patrick’s day food consumer, or do you go for all things with Beer, Bailey’s, and such?

I love it all! Give me the fun green foods, along with the traditional St. Patrick’s day foods!

12 Irish Side Dishes

Irish sides are excellent, potatoes being a staple recipe, but you will find many other ideas below.

Irish Side Dishes

14 Bread Recipes for St. Patty’s Day

A must-have St. Patrick’s Day recipe is bread, like this traditional Irish Brown Bread, perfect for sopping up the deliciousness from a cottage pie or bangers and mash.

St. Patrick's Day Bread Recipes

12 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Drinks

What about something to “wet your whistle”, below are some traditional and not-so-traditional drinks!

St. Patrick's Day Drinks

15 St. Patrick’s Day Snacks (and Desserts!)

Saving the best for last!! From fancy to fun and a wee bit ‘o everything in between!

If you can’t find something that you like here, pop over to my Sweets Archive; something tells me you find one you will enjoy!

St. Patrick's Day Snacks & Sweets

I sure hope you loved this great collection of 51 traditional St. Patrick’s day food ideas, perfect for celebrating St. Patricks Day 2023!

If you want to read more about some of the traditions or find more traditional St. Patrick’s day food recipes, check out these resources below:

Irish brown bread, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness chocolate cake, and Irish coffee for pinning.
Kathleen Pope, The Fresh Cooky.

About Kathleen Pope

Recipe Innovator | Food Photographer | Food Writer

Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.

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