St. Patrick's Day Recipes and Menus

St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that celebrates the feast of St. Patrick. It's a religious holiday in Ireland. Since it falls during Lent, the prohibitions against meat and alcohol consumption are waived, so people can feast. In America, there aren't many religious traditions attached to the holiday; people mostly wear green!

Some cities in this country go all-out. In Chicago they even dye the river green! Parades, green beer, and some fabulous food are all part of this holiday. The...MORE foods that are traditional include corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, lamb stew, and mint desserts. Even if you aren't Irish, celebrate this holiday with these delicious and easy recipes.

  • 01 of 09
    Crockpot Corned Beef and Creamer Potatoes. Linda Larsen
    What would a holiday be without a Top Ten list on this site? These ten recipes are the ones I make every year during the week of St. Patrick's Day because they're the best of the best. Some of the recipes are perfect for using up leftovers too!
  • 02 of 09

    Classic St. Patrick's Day Menu

    Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage. Linda Larsen
    This classic menu is so wonderful I look forward to it every year. And I make it every year. To the letter.
  • 03 of 09
    Corned Beef Carbonara. Linda Larsen
    These delicious recipes have just a little bit of a twist. For instance, turn Irish Soda Bread into drop biscuits, or make some Cabbage Tarts with corned beef! I enjoy these recipes, which are fun to make and eat. You could create your own recipes with a twist; just use your imagination!
  • 04 of 09

    Classic St. Patrick's Day Recipes

    Irish Soda Bread
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    These quick and easy recipes are all delicious and reminiscent of Ireland. My favorites include Corned Beef Shepherd's Pie, which is fragrant and comforting, and Irish Soda bread with caraway seeds, raisins, and sour cream. (The bread, by the way, is fabulous toasted for breakfast and spread with whipped honey.) You can mix and match them any way you like to some up with lots of great menus.
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  • 05 of 09
    Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage
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    This recipe for Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage is a one pot meal you cook on the stovetop. Start to finish, only 50 minutes! 

  • 06 of 09

    Start With ... Cabbage

    Red Cabbage Tartlets
    Red Cabbage Tartlets. Linda Larsen
    Cabbage is an inexpensive and healthy food that can be used in so many ways. My favorite recipe of this bunch is the little Cabbage Tarts. They are so cute, so delicious and so fun to eat.
  • 07 of 09

    Traditional St. Patrick's Day Menu

    Roasted Corned Beef
    Roasted Corned Beef. Linda Larsen
    This traditional and delicious menu includes roasted corned beef, Colcannon, and a wonderfully rich Chocolate Mint Cake.
  • 08 of 09
    Corned Beef Hash. Linda Larsen
    These delicious recipes use corned beef and cabbage in some new ways, including little tarts, a corned beef scramble, and a tomato soup with chopped cabbage.
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  • 09 of 09
    Corned Beef Cabbage and Pasta Salad. Linda Larsen

    Corned beef, whether you buy it and cook it specifically for these recipes or you're looking to use up leftovers, is a fabulous ingredient. The Corned Beef and Cabbage Tarts are my personal favorite, but I also love the Corned Beef and Slaw Sandwiches and the Reuben Monte Cristo, and Corned Cabbage Pasta Salad, and ...