Raise your hands if you need simple St. Patrick’s Day Recipes. Go ahead, no judgement here, we almost threw out our shoulder getting our hand up so fast.
Like most holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for fun, family, and food. Let’s face it, the Irish aren’t exactly known for their fine cuisine, except when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day. Well, that and their beer (again, no judgement here).
While leprechauns may be a mythical creature full of luck and love, there is no reason that your food should be filled with mystery. Our friends at Tastefully Simple have lived up to their name and come up with tasteful and simple meals to feed you, your family, and those friends of yours – even those who show up without your favorite stout to share (insert a little judgement here).
Why stress over what to feed yourself or those around you? There is no need. For the holiday you can cook up some delish delights from the fun and festive to the traditional and tasty. In the event you don’t find yourself in a heavily populated Irish City, here are five easy peasy recipes guaranteed to bring any meal a visit from a lucky leprechaun.
5 Simple St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
1. Pot ‘o Gold Soup
Luck not needed for this straightforward and simple soup.
6 cups cold water
2 medium (about 1 lb.) Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
8 oz. smoked sausage, fully cooked and sliced into coins
1 cup frozen corn (optional)
¼ cup cream (half & half or milk would work great too) (optional)
1 tsp ground black pepper
Shredded Cheddar cheese for garnish
Combine all ingredients except the cheese in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir often. serve immediately garnished with Cheddar cheese.
2. Shamrock Beer Bread
Beer and bread? Sign us up.
12 oz. beer
15 drops green food coloring
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375°. Combine first three ingredients; stir to blend. Add more food coloring for a deeper green colored bread. Spread batter in a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan; drizzle with butter. Bake 55-60 minutes or until browned. Makes 14 servings.
3. Irish Stout Beef Stew
Frankly, you had us at ‘Irish Stout’. But when we saw how simple this stew was we were happier than a leprechaun with two handfuls of four-leafed clovers.
2-3 lbs. sirloin or stew meat, cubed
¼ cup flour
½ tsp. salt
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Garlic Garlic Seasoning
1 Tbsp. Onion Onion Seasoning
1 jar Irish Stout Slow Cooker Sauce
½ onion, coarsely chopped
1 lb. carrots, sliced
4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp. parsley
2 cups water
Place meat in a large, resealable plastic bag. Combine flour and salt, and pour it into the bag; shake until all meat is evenly coated. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add meat and Garlic Garlic™; cook until meat is brown on the outside (may still be pink on the inside.) Transfer meat to slow-cooker. Add remaining ingredients; stir to evenly distribute all ingredients. Cover, and cook on high for one hour. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for another 4-6 hours.
4. Corned Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry
Corned beef and cabbage may not be on everyone’s list of favorites. But, it just might be after you serve up a dish of this good stuff.
1 Tbsp. Roasted Garlic Infused Oil
1 cup diced onion
4 medium potatoes, cooked and cubed
4 large carrots, cooked and chopped
4-5 cups cabbage, coarsely chopped
½ lb. deli corned beef
Garlic Pepper Seasoning
¼ cup Vidalia Onion Dressing
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and stir fry for 1-2 minutes on medium-high heat. Add the remaining veggies, corned beef and Garlic Pepper Seasoning; stir fry until browned. Add the Vidalia Onion Dressing; stir until heated through. Serve warm. Makes 4 servings.
5. Cookies ‘n Irish Cream Trifles
If your house is anything like ours, you’ll need to make this St. Patrick’s Day favorite all year long. This cool and fresh dessert is all but guaranteed to make everyone’s tummy happy – even your mother-in-law.
1 package Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix
1 cup water
¾ cup butter, melted
2 cups heavy whipping cream
⅓ cup Irish cream liqueur
¼ cup powdered sugar
10-12 chocolate créme-filled cookies, roughly chopped
- Prepare Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix according to package directions using water and butter. Cool completely; cube.
- In a large bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, Irish cream liqueur and powdered sugar. Using an electric mixer, whip on high until stiff peaks form, creating a mousse.
- In 8 dessert dishes, layer cake cubes, mousse and cookie crumbs. Repeat layers.
Makes 8 servings.