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20 St. Patrick's Day Recipes Ranging From Traditional to Whimsical

Mar 17 2016 - 10:40am

With St. Patrick's Day parties right around the corner, there's no better time than now to break out all your favorite Irish (and Irish-in-spirit) recipes. Sure, you could take it easy and just dye some beer green [1], but why not go the extra mile with recipes like green velvet cake, Irish onion soup, or a Guinness float? Keep reading for those ideas and more.

— Additional reporting by Michele Bird

Black and Tan

Though it requires a steady hand, it's absolutely eye-catching to layer Guinness and Bass in a black and tan [2].

Boxty With Salmon

One part pancake and one part hash brown, boxty, topped with smoked salmon, crème fraiche, and dill fronds [3], is an ideal brunch dish.

Green Velvet Cake

Show off your St. Paddy's Day spirit with this green velvet cake [4]. The white chocolate cream cheese frosting makes it an instant crowd-pleaser.

Irish Cream

The best Irish nightcap is a bit of Baileys. Your own Irish cream [5] makes the end of an evening even better.

Lucky Charms Treats

Dessert-wise, it doesn't get much easier than to make these Lucky Charms marshmallow treats [6].

Sausage Biscuit Skillet With Guinness

Is this easy skillet dinner [7] the most authentic St. Patrick's Day recipe? No, but it sure is delicious (and packs in plenty of Guinness).

Rainbow Fruit Tart

The only thing this rainbow fruit tart [8] is missing is a pot of gold. Thankfully, chocolate gelt can be procured online [9] even out of the Hanukkah season.

Guinness and Onion Soup

Reinvent the classic French onion soup with Irish onion soup [10], which showcases two Irish flavors: Guinness and cheddar.

Guinness Milkshake

Top dark beer with a scoop of ice cream for a boozy float [11] unlike any other.

Shamrock Macarons

Not only are these shamrock macarons [12] adorable (that's a given), but they're also filled with Baileys chocolate ganache.


Colcannon [13] is an authentic Irish dish made of kale, potatoes, Irish bacon, and butter, of course! It's no wonder why there are songs written about it.

McDonald's Shamrock Shake

McDonald's Shamrock Shake [14], a bright-green, vanilla-mint milkshake, is always a St. Patrick's season favorite. Now you can re-create it at home. For a boozy kick, try this adult take on it [15].

Irish Coffee

Learn how to make an Irish coffee [16], a mix of coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream, from its birthplace: San Francisco's Buena Vista Cafe.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Fans of whiskey-and-beer bombs will appreciate the cupcake rendition [17] of the famed drink.

Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread [18] is a quick bread like no other, especially when slathered with a generous slab of butter.

Grasshopper Pie

Minty, marshmallowy grasshopper pie [19] with an Oreos crust is a retro sweet worth assembling for the holiday.

Guinness Beef Pot Pies

These hearty Guinness beef pot pies [20] will fill guests up so they can keep about their senses when hitting the town for the holiday.

Irish Affogato

Like a cross between a classic affogato and an Irish coffee, this whiskey, coffee, and gelato dessert [21] is ridiculously tempting.

Guinness and Cheddar Welsh Rarebit

Keep things supersimple with this cheese toasty [22].

Chocolate Leprechaun Hats

It's hard to decide what aspect of these chocolate leprechaun hats [23] is the most exciting: their adorable look or that the base of the hat is made from a Thin Mint.

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