20+ Traditional Irish Recipes

Make these Irish food recipes for St. Patrick's Day, or any time you're craving a comforting and filling meal.


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Traditional Irish Recipes

When you think about Irish food, the first thing that comes to mind might be corned beef and cabbage — but while that's delicious, there's far more that Irish cuisine has to offer than just those things!

These Traditional Irish Recipes: Irish Food for St. Patrick's Day are sure to broaden your culinary horizons in the best way. You'll love baking homemade scones, cooking the classic colcannon, and even whipping up a homemade cake that includes Guinness. Although these recipes are certainly appropriate for serving on March 17, they'll work just about any day of the year, too.

Whether you're planning to serve some traditional Irish fare at your St. Patrick's Day gathering or you're just looking for something new to try during the week, these recipes — from breakfast all the way to dessert — won't disappoint. No matter what meal it is, you can bring a little taste of Old Ireland to your very own table with these recipes for Irish food!

Irish Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

Top o' the morning to ya! Start your day the Irish way with these delicious and filling breakfast recipes, guaranteed to keep you satisfied until lunchtime rolls around. After a long night out, you'll love feasting on a traditional fry up in the morning. If you'd prefer something a bit lighter, then a tray of fresh-baked scones or soda bread is in order. Just top your quick bread of choice with your favorite jam, and you'll have a sweet and delicious side dish for breakfast! If you'd like to give your breakfast a truly authentic feel, then serve a hot cup of Irish breakfast tea.

Irish Appetizer Recipes for Any Occasion

Get your dinner off to the right foot with these Irish appetizer recipes! These starters are perfect whether you're dining with the family or hosting a big dinner gathering. They're elegant to serve for any occasion but are also easy to make so you don't need to spend time away from your guests. The bright and vibrant colors found in this selection of Irish food will be a pretty addition to just about table. These appetizers show off the best that the Emerald Isle has to offer. Just don't fill up on these Irish recipes or there won't be any room for dinner!

Irish Side Dishes Everyone Will Love

A meal's not complete without some side dishes! These traditional Irish sides are the perfect addition to your dinner, whether it's a St. Patrick's Day feast or just a normal weekday. These easy Irish recipes also use the humble ingredients of potato, cabbage, and flour to great effect, resulting in side dishes you'll be proud to serve with just about any meal. You'll love this selection of classic Irish fare and new twists on beloved classics. Some of these side dish recipes can even be made in advance, saving you a few steps when it's time to start preparing dinner.

Irish Stew and Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm

When it comes to traditional Irish food, there's nothing quite like tucking into a bowl of a warm and hearty soup or stew. Whether you serve these as a first course or as a meal all their own, these hearty soup and stew recipes are just the warm and comforting thing you need after a long day. Plus, they'll fill your home with a delicious aroma while they're simmering on the stove. Don't forget to include a generous slice of Irish soda bread on the side when serving these dishes. You'll want to sop up every drop of your soup or stew!

Irish Dinner Recipes for Any Occasion

If you can't get to Ireland in the near future, then bring a bit of the Emerald Isle to you and your family when you make these dinner ideas. These authentic Irish dinner recipes are the perfect way to connect with a new culture (or, if you're Irish, to explore your own heritage!) These recipes are straight from 1960s-era Ireland and contain all the delicious flavors of the countryside and the seaside. And what's a list of Irish food without the quintessential meal of corned beef and cabbage? Enjoy these traditional Irish recipes, whether it's St. Patrick's Day or just because!

Irish Desserts You Need to Try

Finish your meal the right way with these delicious Irish desserts! These gourmet desserts will be the crowning touch to any special meal you have planned. Whip up these desserts to celebrate a milestone, a special anniversary, or even just because it's Friday. The next time you want to make something different and unique for a get-together with family and friends, consider whipping up these Irish recipes. Sweet and simple, you can't go wrong with these easy treats. Just be sure to save room for them during dinner, and try not to dive in before you finish the main course!

What's your favorite traditional Irish recipe?
Let us know in the comments!


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Hi everyone! My name is Megan Horst-Hatch, and I am the site editor of Let's chat! I actually have two favorite Irish recipes! I love Irish soda bread, and I also love lamb stew. Those recipes remind me of traveling in Ireland with my family. What's your favorite Irish recipe? Let us know in the comments below.


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