Three Recipes that will guarantee you win St. Patrick’s Day!

Cooking around the holidays is my favorite. And no, I don’t just mean Christmas… I am talking about ALL THE HOLIDAYS! You name the obscure holiday, and I would LOVE to make a special dish or dessert to commemorate the event.

However, I think St. Patty’s Day may be one of my all-time favorite holidays to cook for. Irish food feels like comfort food to me, and it is also something not so every-day for me. Bangers and mash, Irish boxty, Fisherman’s Pie, Soda Bread… I love it all! And let’s not forget how on-point the Irish are with their beer and spirits game. Harp, Guinness, Bailey’s Irish Cream… the list goes on, and it is a delicious one.

So, I will write this post with a disclaimer… I am an American white girl. Though I have Irish heritage, these are not recipes passed down through my family. I have however researched them a lot. I know that traditional Soda Bread did not have raisins, nuts, or any adds because it was a peasants bread made of minimal ingredients. I know that a true Shepherd’s pie should have lamb in it (hence the name). However, in my years of eating, and that has been quite a few… I have tried these recipes so many times in so many ways, and these are my favorite.

These three dishes are ones I make almost every St. Patty’s Day, and are at this point demanded from me annually by my spouse and friends the same. They are delicious, and a fun way for this American girl to celebrate an Irish holiday in the U.S.!


Easy Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread (this recipe tells you how to make it if you don’t have buttermilk on-hand, so don’t worry about not having the ingredients!

Irish Soda Bread without buttermilk
best irish soda bread recipe

Guinness Shepherd’s Pie

Guinness Shepherd’s Pie (okay… farmer’s pie if you decide to make it with beef)

Guinness Shepherds Pie Recipe

Guinness Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting (bonus Jameson Ganache if you are feeling like making a really tipsy dessert!)

Irish car bomb cupcakes baileys guinness

Here are a few fun things I enjoy having on-hand for my St. Patty’s Day baking:

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4 Replies to “Three Recipes that will guarantee you win St. Patrick’s Day!”

  1. Thanks for sharing! We are doing a potluck at my office for St. Patrick’s day and I volunteered to bring something so it’s good to have a few recipe suggestions 🙂

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