St. Patrick's Day dinner concept

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day food, you might think of corned beef and cabbage — but that’s just the beginning. Whether you’re serving a full sit-down meal loaded with traditional regional dishes or hosting a pub-hopping pre-game, we’ve rounded up 45 recipes to help you get into the spirit of the holiday.

It’s the day of shamrocks, pots of gold, rainbows, and green graphic tee shirts that challenge "Kiss Me, I’m Irish" in block letters. (Are you feeling lucky yet?) Folks around the world have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for over 1,000 years, during which time they’ve paraded, laid down sick shanties on the bagpipes, and literally dyed their rivers green. (Shout out to Chicago foodies.)

While the way people celebrate may change over the years, one festivity has always remained constant: a feast. Even during the earliest celebrations, since St. Patrick’s Day falls during Lent, observant Christian families were officially allowed to ignore Lenten fasting rituals and dig into a meaty, bready, decadent holiday meal. Here are some ideas to help you plan yours.

Traditional Irish Colcannon
Cabbage with Guinness
Elevated Green Tea Shot
Irish Bread and Butter Pudding on plate
Homemade Irish Cream poured into glass
Cabbage Au Gratin
Lemon Blueberry Scones
Simple Shepherd's Pie
Homemade Shamrock Shake
Corned Beef Hash
Creamy Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
Chocolate Stout Cookies with Irish Buttercream
Old-Fashioned Cabbage Soup
Easy Mashed Potato Rolls
The Dead Rabbit's Irish Coffee
The Best Irish Nachos
Irish Brown Soda Bread
Reuben Egg Rolls
Pistachio Pudding
Warm and Cozy Hot Toddy
Welsh Rarebit
Homemade Pierogi
Easy Boiled Cabbage
Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings
St. Patrick's Day Hidden Clover Cake
Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
Irish Beer Bread
Southern Fried Cabbage
Irish Potato Cakes
St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
Creamy Potato Leek Soup
Grilled Cabbage
Buttermilk Blackberry Scones
Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Irish Cream Chocolate Fondue
Slow-Braised Lamb Shanks
Pistachio-Amaretto Jell-O Shots
Corned Beef
Creamy Garlic Mussels
Beef Irish Stew
Crisp and Gingery Green Juice
Guinness Cake with Irish Cream and Whiskey
The Best Parsley Potatoes
Roasted Cabbage Wedges
Grasshopper Cocktail