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Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick's Day recipes

Whether you're throwing a St. Paddy's Day bash, or inviting a few close friends over for Irish eats and drinks, put the following St. Patrick's Day recipes on your green-themed holiday menu.

St. Patrick's Day recipes

Quick Cabbage and Bacon

Serves 8


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices lean bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 head green cabbage, core removed, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add bacon and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onion is softened.
  2. Stir in cabbage and cook, stirring often, until cabbage starts to wilt down; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover pot and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes depending on how tender or crisp you want the cabbage; adjust seasoning and serve warm.

Homemade Irish Bangers

Makes about 2-1/3 pounds of sausage


  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 pound ground lean pork
  • 1 pound ground lean veal
  • 6 ounces pork fat, ground
  • 3/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs


  1. In a small bowl, combine ginger, sage, nutmeg, pepper, salt, and zest.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pork, veal, pork fat, and bread crumbs; add spice mixture to pork mixture and use your hands to mix thoroughly.
  3. Stuff sausage mixture into prepared casings, compacting firmly, or form into patties. Sausage can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 3 days before cooking
  4. To serve, cook sausages in a pan or roast in the oven until lightly browned and cooked through.

Easy Irish Potato Soup

Serves 8


  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon instant flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, combine potatoes, celery, onion, and broth; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until vegetables become tender.
  3. Using an immersion blender, partially puree soup. You can also remove half of the soup, transfer to a blender or food processor and purée, return purée to pot.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and milk; stir milk into soup and simmer until soup thickens.
  5. Stir in cheese and parsley and simmer, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted; adjust seasoning and serve hot.

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