These wonderful Irish inspired real food recipes are great for St. Patrick's Day or really any time of year. Find recipes for delicious soda breads, comforting potato dishes and hearty Irish meats in this recipe round up.
Every year on March 17 St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by Irish people (and non-Irish) around the world. I have absolutely no Irish roots (as far as I know) and neither does my husband, but I've always had a big fascination with all things Ireland. I believe it started with learning about Irish blessings. This well-known one is my all time favorite:
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
I also dream of taking a road trip around the Emerald Isle. I can't think of many things that sound more serene than driving through endlessly green countryside. But Olivia will have to grow out of toddlerhood first. Otherwise there would be nothing serene about that trip.
Until I actually make it to Ireland, I can at least get a taste of it with these yummy Irish inspired recipes. And so can you! No green food dye in here - just hearty, delicious comfort food!
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Whole Grain Spelt Flour Irish Soda Bread
Gluten Free Soda Bread - Real Food Real Deals
For a gluten free AND vegan soda bread version, try Rebecca's recipe.
Soda Bread Muffins - Texanerin
Sweet Potato Colcannon - The Gracious Pantry
Carrot Celeriac and Potato Mash - Farm Fresh Feasts
Sweet Potato Irish Nachos - Skinny Taste
Boxty Irish Potato Pancakes - The Tomato Tart
Tahini Celeriac Potato Salad - Strength and Sunshine
Soup and Stew
Irish Beef Stew - Simply Recipes
Dairy-Free Potato Soup with Kale - Veggie Inspired Journey
Irish Colcannon Soup - Upstate Ramblings
Crock Pot Irish (Dublin) Coddle - Kitchen Dreaming
Reuben Sandwiches From Scratch - Served From Scratch
Guinness Braised Brats and Broccoli Baked Potato - Farm Fresh Feasts
Healthy Shamrock Shake - Real Food Real Deals
This may not be a truly Irish recipe, but it is a much healthier option to the fastfood milkshake that is oh-so-popular around St. Patrick's Day
Irish Cream Mocha Pudding - Plaid and Paleo
I would eat these anytime of year, but gotta love a holiday that celebrates all things potato! 🙂 Thanks for including my soup! Sharing.
Your soup looks like perfect comfort food but so fun and bright with all the veggies. Thanks so much for sharing this post Jenn!
What a terrific collection, I hope you go on your trip and tastes some flavors *in* Ireland!
My favorite place was Baltimore, on the Dingle peninsula.
Thanks for including mine!
Thank you Kirsten! I will keep your travel tip in mind 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Definitely recipes for ANY TIME 😉 YUM!
Yes! I want to make ALL of these now and always