20 Irish-Inspired Recipes to Take You to Ireland

traditional Irish recipes

It’s not easy to just hop on a plane for a vacation to Ireland. So, that’s why we’re sharing Irish-inspired foods. From Irish soda bread to boxty, beef stew to colcannon, and shortbread to Irish coffee, recreate Irish classics in the comfort of your home. When you feel like a change of scenery, whip up one of these 20 recipes and take your taste buds to Ireland.

Irish Boxty (Crispy Fried Potato Cakes)

Irish Boxty (Crispy Fried Potato Cakes)

"We loved this Irish Boxty (aka potato cake) recipe! They are quick and easy to prepare and so tasty. Mixing mashed and grated potatoes adds a different texture. Onion adds a pop of flavor that we really liked. It's a simple side dish or snack." - The Kitchen Crew
Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

"I was given this recipe many years ago by a little old Irish woman I know. It far surpasses any other shortbread I have ever eaten, even after a trip to Ireland! Melt in your mouth delicious!" - Laura
Authentic Irish Coffee

Authentic Irish Coffee

"This is a replica of the coffee served at the Shannon Airport in Ireland. It was re-created by the owner of the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco." - Carolyn
Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce

Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce

"Irish style nachos on homemade potato chips with chorizo sausage and a Guinness Irish cheddar sauce." - Kevin
Deluxe Irish Soda Bread

Deluxe Irish Soda Bread

"St. Patrick's Day without Irish Soda bread is just not going to happen around this house. Not if my boys have any say. This is a hearty version with some whole wheat and ground oats. Then to snazz it up, rum-soaked raisins!" - Linda
Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage N Irish Stout Beer

Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage N Irish Stout Beer

"I love this time of year. I know it's time for corned beef and cabbage! Yummo... and a good way is to put it all on in the morning and it's ready for that St. Paddy's day dinner or party." - Sandy
Colcannon

Colcannon

"This is an Irish dish I made last night. My Hubby loved it!" - Christine
Irish Potato Bread

Irish Potato Bread

"A quick and easy Irish style potato bread that is super moist and tender!" - Kevin
An Irish Guinness Beef Stew

An Irish Guinness Beef Stew

"This is a handy dinner you can prepare the night before, especially for us working mothers. When I'm on nights I would have this pre-made for the next day all I have to do is heat and serve." - Racquel
Irish Banoffee Pie - Caramel and Banana Pie

Irish Banoffee Pie - Caramel and Banana Pie

"This is a traditional popular pie in Ireland and England. The pie is full of caramel, bananas, coffee-flavored whipped cream, and shaved chocolate. It is delicious. What a great dessert for St. Patrick's Day or any special day of the year. It is a fairly easy pie to make." - Nor
Colcannon Soup (aka Irish Potato and Cabbage Soup with Bacon)

Colcannon Soup (aka Irish Potato and Cabbage Soup with Bacon)

"An Irish style potato and cabbage soup with bacon inspired by colcannon!" - Kevin
Guinness Cupcakes With Nutella Cream Frosting

Guinness Cupcakes With Nutella Cream Frosting

"If you're looking for an alternative to green anything for St. Paddy's Day, I think this is the dessert for you! The combination of the Guinness beer, dark chocolate, and the Nutella cream frosting makes for a very moist, light, not so overly sweet cupcake." - Joyce
Riley Family Soda Bread

Riley Family Soda Bread

"Easy and delish! As we are the Irish family amongst our friends, I always make several loaves of this to share on St. Patrick's Day. With or without raisins, you'll love it!" - Elizabeth
Chocolate Irish Coffee

Chocolate Irish Coffee

"This is such a delicious variation of the traditional Irish Coffee drink, and perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. I tried making this using a dried premium cocoa powder and it was OK, but it's much better using melted dark chocolate because it had a depth and richness that was lacking with the dried cocoa powder." - Vickie
Irish Cream Chocolate Pound Cake Trifle with Irish Cream Caramel Sauce

Irish Cream Chocolate Pound Cake Trifle with Irish Cream Caramel Sauce

"Irish Cream Chocolate Pound Cake Trifle with Irish Cream Caramel Sauce this classic chocolate pound cake gets a boozy update of Irish Cream liqueur. This cake is rich, moist, and buttery." - Paula
Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

"My husband who is a professional chef once cooked at an Irish pub this was his recipe for Guinness Beef Stew." - Malinda
Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage N Irish Stout Beer

Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage N Irish Stout Beer

"We love this corned beef recipe. But we especially liked the glaze for the meat. The mix of flavors was great together. Delicious for a St. Patrick's Day dinner." - The Kitchen Crew
Vegetarian Irish Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh

Vegetarian Irish Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh

"Since I’ve been coming up with recipes involving sweet potatoes all week, I decided to try doing a vegetarian Irish stew with sweet potatoes and Guinness. I added tempeh for protein and lentils because we had them on hand (why not, right?). The result was a hearty vegetarian Irish stew that even a meat-eater could love." - Kiersten
Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

"With St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, I wanted to put my own vegetarian or vegan spin on traditional Irish foods for this fun-filled holiday." - Shikha