30 Easy Irish-Inspired Recipes to Try at Home

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Your St. Patrick’s Day menu has the same usual suspects every year: corned beef, boiled potatoes and cabbage. While we’re always down for that classic combo, there are tons of other easy Irish-inspired recipes to try. Take your taste buds on an adventure with 30 festive ideas that are just right for the 17th.

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1. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Complete with a decadent horseradish sauce for dipping.

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2. Corned Beef Hash

The leftovers are destined for Sunday brunch.

Cookie and Kate

3. Kale Colcannon

This take on Irish mash with greens calls for tangy sour cream and cream cheese.

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4. Irish Boxty

Think potato latkes, but made with mashed spuds and fried in butter.

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5. Simple Irish Stew

This recipe honors the O.G. by using lamb shoulder instead of beef.

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6. Whiskey Mocha Chocolate Mousse

Don’t forget the Baileys whipped cream.

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7. Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Way more elegant than a mushy mound of boiled cabbage.

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8. Dublin Coddle

This dish of pork sausage, potatoes, onion and back bacon was a traditional Thursday night meal for Irish Catholics.

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9. Shepherd’s Pie Casserole

We never say no to mashed potatoes (especially when they’re made with goat cheese).

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10. Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger with Guinness Cheese Sauce and Crispy Onions

The sticky whiskey glaze is equal parts zingy and sweet.

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11. Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

Serve the sammy Reuben-style with a side of Thousand Island dressing.

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12. Irish Soda Bread

Just like Grandma used to make (or somebody’s grandma, anyway).

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13. Irish Apple Cake

Apples were a crucial part of Samhain, the Gaelic holiday that inspired Halloween.

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14. St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Pasta

This eight-ingredient dish stars yellow tomato sauce and pearl mozz.

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15. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Psst: This crowd-pleaser calls for a bottle of pale ale.

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16. Irish Soda Bread Scones

Studded with dried fruit, walnuts and caraway seeds.

Culinary Hill

17. Irish Nachos

Who needs tortilla chips when you've got crispy, thin-sliced potatoes?

Erin McDowell

18. Baileys Chocolate Truffles

They're only five indulgent ingredients away...

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19. Fish Chowder

This Irish staple boasts chunks of white fish and pairs best with buttery soda bread.

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20. Corned Beef Tacos with Beer-Battered Fries

Finish each handheld with lime-yogurt crema and sharp Irish cheddar.

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21. Dublin-Style Irish Coffee

Pour the whiskey and sugar into the coffee and stir to dissolve. Then, pour the cream over the back of a spoon so it floats.

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22. Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

This stick-to-your-ribs main is just as popular in Ireland as it is in England.

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23. Beef and Guinness Pie

All aboard the Comfort Food Express. This hearty stew is nestled under a blanket of store-bought puff pastry.

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24. Baileys Chocolate Mousse

This dinner party-ready dessert only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.

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25. Instant Pot Irish Cheddar-Bacon Mac and Cheese

Thanks to the pressure cooker, this creamy mac is only 20 minutes away.

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26. Shortbread Cookies

Sure, the Scots invented them. But shortbread was a lot different pre-Irish butter.

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27. Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Unlike its lamb-laden predecessor, Irish stew made with cubed beef is actually called brown stew.

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28. Irish Potatoes, Turkey Sausage and Cabbage Supper

Bust out the slow cooker for this hearty peasant meal.

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29. Baileys Coffee Cupcakes

Espresso powder gives these sprinkle-topped cuties the jolt they need.

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30. Guinness Chocolate Cake

This stout-laced cake is piled high with vanilla-cream cheese frosting.