St. Patrick’s Day Feast
Dress in green and celebrate with a meal of corned beef, cabbage, and other Irish fare.
Instead of mashed potatoes, use thinly sliced potatoes to form the gorgeous, scalloped crust. We used a mandoline for slicing, but a sharp knife will also work.
Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie with Potato Crust
Corned beef is a signature dish of St. Patrick’s Day. Find it in the meat section of your grocery store, usually in close proximity to the more familiar beef brisket.
Follow package directions to make the corned beef the night before, refrigerate, and then pop it in the oven with our two-ingredient glaze the next day. Boil cabbage while the beef cooks for a traditional Irish side dish.
Recipe: Corned Beef With Marmalade-Mustard Glaze
The Irish love their potatoes, and this soup truly makes the most of this humble, hearty vegetable. Sautéed onions and leeks are cooked with potatoes in chicken broth, pureed until smooth, and then served hot or cold and topped with chives and crumbled bacon.
We "dry-brine" this pork before grilling it with a salt-and-sugar mixture to make it extra flavorful and juicy. The Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce boosts the flavor and juiciness even more.
Make a simple adults-only float using vanilla ice cream, creamy porter or stout, and a flavorful garnish of fresh raspberries and mint sprigs.
- Recipe: Porter Float
Start your meal with this tangy cheese spread. Make it with a stout for an added Irish flair. Prep the recipe in advance; it requires at least two hours to chill so that the flavors can blend.
The recipe makes a lot, but you can easily freeze it for up to a month. The dip also makes great grilled cheese sandwiches or a topper for French fries, hot dogs, and chili.
Recipe: Beer-Cheese Spread
Finish off the meal with a delicious Irish cheesecake. Our strawberry-swirled cake gets its Irish kick from sweet cream liquor. We tested the recipe with Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Break bread with friends and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with traditional Irish Soda Bread.
- Recipe: Irish Soda Bread
Meat-and-potato pies are popular in both Ireland and Britain. Shepherd’s Pie tops a beef and onion mixture with mashed potatoes; it makes for authentic comfort food.
- Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie
Buy an unsliced loaf of rye bread in the deli section of your grocery store or bakery, and cut thick slices with a serrated or bread knife.
- Recipe: Open-faced Coleslaw Reubens
The Irish cream liqueur in this cake makes the recipe extra-special. Butterscotch filling and a cream cheese frosting make it divine.
- Recipe: Irish Cream Cake