For the Love of The Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes & Inspiration

It’s said that everyone’s a little bit Irish during the month of March, regardless of their heritage! To whet your appetite for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a round-up of recipes with inspiration from the kitchen to the table!

Click on the link below the photos for a taste of green :)


Bombed Brownies Trifles 

Mini desserts with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting


Irish Beef Stew with Irish Whiskey Soda Bread

 A delicious stick-to-your-ribs Irish Stew and soda bread recipe with currants and caraway seed soaked in Irish Whiskey

Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake

Enjoy a slice with your morning coffee or afternoon cuppa


The Wearing of the Green on Potatoes

 Spinach Pesto Potato Tartlets and Baby Spinach 4-Leaf Clovers


The Wearing of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Table

Instead of corned beef, dish up flowers with cabbages as vases for the table

Pot of Gold Irish Potato Soup, with Yukon Gold potatoes,

Kerrygold Irish Butter and Kerrygold Cheddar Cheese

Irish Champ


Creamy mashed potatoes served with a pool of melted butter


“If You See a Fairy Ring”

 Fairy Lore and St. Patrick’s Day Table

Beef and Guinness Pot Pie

A celebration in a bowl with puff pastry shamrocks


Kiss Me I’m Irish Cookies

A quick and easy treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

Stout Mac and Cheese

Stout Mac and Cheese

Pub fare made a little lighter but full of flavor for St. Paddy’s Day!

Fizzy Patrick

Fizzy Patrick

Lime sherbet served with ginger ale or lemon lime soda for little leprechauns

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

An easy blender recipe that’s ready in 5 minutes. One sip and you’ll never buy it again!

St. Patrick's Picnic on the Porch

St. Patrick’s Picnic on the Porch

 Beef Hand Pies with Cheddar-Stout Crust

Savory hand pies made with a flaky crust of Irish cheddar cheese and Guinness Stout and a make-ahead recipe for St. Patrick’s Day!


An Irish Blessing table

A celebration of all things green and garden for St. Patrick’s Day


Wishing you the Luck of the Irish!

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  20 comments for “For the Love of The Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes & Inspiration

  1. March 13, 2015 at 7:05 am

    What a wonderful and green post!

  2. Laura Heywood
    March 13, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Wow! You amaze me every time. I want to try all of these recipes. Thank you!

  3. March 13, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I’d like a couple Kiss Me I’m Irish Cookies for lunch today… as if they’d last that long:@)

  4. March 13, 2015 at 7:35 am

    It’s so nice you have such an extensive library to share over the years for those that haven’t followed you from day one. Every pic is as fresh and new as the first time you shared them :-)

  5. Melodie Strickland
    March 13, 2015 at 7:51 am


    Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!! Thank you for sharing your Irish post of the porch and recipes. I am part Irish on my mom’s side (O’Neal).


  6. March 13, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Thanks for all the round-up of St. Patrick’s Day recipes and inspiration, Mary. You’ve certanly whet my appetite this top ‘o the mornin’! Happy 🍀 Day!

  7. March 13, 2015 at 8:07 am

    This makes me miss my dishes, Mary! Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  8. March 13, 2015 at 8:31 am

    You know Mary, I always think of you as the Queen of Halloween, but you really rock St. Pat’s day with all of your incredibly delightful green culinary delights! I’m drooling over everything, and would love a wee bite of each~your stamped out clovers are so so clever and cute…I’m thinking that the Mc in your name is giving you all this Irish charm and wisdom~your house is definitely the place to be for St. Paddy’s Day fun!

  9. March 13, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I just love all the creativity here! So many different St. Paddy’s Day dishes! Great post!

  10. March 13, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Good morning , Mary! So many recipes you posted, I want to make them all! Yum! We celebrate St Patrick’s day, with all our friends. Will need to take some tips from you on decorating ! And of course the food!🍀🍀have a great weekend!

  11. March 13, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Mary, All the recipes look delicious! I just took a tour back over your older posts and now I’m craving a pot pie! The fairy posts are just beautiful. So much inspiration and yumminess here! Have a nice day! Linda

  12. Lynn Schantz
    March 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Mary, just wanted you to know I received the Good Food for a Healthy Heart this week. Oh my gosh I love all the pictures showing what the recipes look like. I’m making a grocery list for the recipes I will try, I will up date you on how they were. My sincere Thanks.

  13. March 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I love all of your St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipes!….I remember making your “green mashed potatoes” last year and it was a hit….and love the Kerrygold Irish butter…since using it for the first time a year ago, I have not used any other butter since!…Have a great weekend Mary!

  14. March 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Even though I am 1/2 Irish, and it was my Mother’s favorite holiday, I never seem to be able to get into it. BUT, I am having a GARD time deciding which of these wonderful recipes to make! Thanks so much for sharing all you do. Have a great weekend.

  15. March 15, 2015 at 6:06 am

    I want to try them ALL Mary! What a wonderful post and a feast for the eyes!! You are so incredibly amazing and creative! Thank you so much for sharing all of your fabulous ideas!! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!
    xo Jeanne

  16. March 15, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Mary, this post makes a perfect resource for St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks!
    Happy St. Pat’s Dat to you and the girls! ~ Sarah and Sadie

  17. March 16, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Wow, I will have a bite of each! This is so impressive! I love that you sent the topper on to Sarah! What fun for St. Patrick’s Day you have had over the years!

  18. FABBY
    March 16, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the great Irish recipes for St. Pat’s and for any day too! Just pinned it.

  19. FABBY
    March 16, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Ohhh…and have a one more great St. Patrick’s Day fun!


  20. Kathy G
    March 17, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Lovely post, so many ideas and great food, deserts and drinks!! I DID make the Irish Cream during the holidays and it was delish!!!! Also made a great gift for a care pkg to a friend who was ill

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