Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day from Clapper

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Though it was originally meant to celebrate Irish heritage and culture, most Americans tend to keep their holiday beer-focused. Drinking a Guinness is never a bad idea, but there’s much more to the holiday than your favorite brew. Ireland is full of folklore and history just waiting to be explored, and in our opinion Irish recipes deserve to be celebrated. Hearty fair full of potatoes and sure to keep you warm, Irish food is an unsung and underappreciated culinary corner of the world.

To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we gathered 3 classic Irish recipes from Clapper creators that we’re dying to try. We’ve also included written-out recipes to help you really get the hang of it.

Irish Coddle

No, this dish isn’t a warm and comforting hug…but it will feel like it! Irish Coddle is a traditional Irish stew with a recipe that’s hard to nail down. It’s different for every family, but each recipe always includes potatoes, sausage, and onions. We think there’s no wrong way to make it, but @TINADEE2‘s recipe looks delicious!


No Irish menu is complete without potatoes. And Colcannon is the Emerald Isle’s potato dish of choice. Full of butter, milk, salt and pepper, it’s very similar to beloved Mashed Potatoes, but with a few twists. In the recipe we’ve shared, that means cabbage, garlic, and green onions. Yeah, we’ll take another serving!

@Kitchenwitchin showed us how she makes her Colcannon, and the final product is sure to leave your mouth watering.

Shepherd’s Pie

When we think of an iconic Irish recipe, our minds immediately go to Shepherd’s Pie. And for good reason: mashed potatoes, meat, a small smattering of veggies – it’s perfect. If you need something hearty, something warm, or something comforting, Shepherd’s Pie cannot be beat. The traditional recipe is beef or lamb, but @CookieNotHate put his own spin on the classic and made it vegetarian. You can’t go wrong with either one, but Cookie’s might help you feel a little extra healthy.

Bonus: Irish Flag Shot

St. Paddy’s celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Could there be a more necessary addition to this list of Irish recipes than something that looks like the Irish flag? Throw in a much beloved Irish liquor, and you’ve got a drink fit for your festivities. Thank you to @Moms.drink2 for this tasty (and easy!) shot.

If you make one of these or any other Irish recipe, be sure to use the hashtag #StPaddys23 to show us how it went!