7 Irish Potato Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Colcannon Chowder

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday! Celebrate with 7 delicious traditional Irish potato recipes. There’s something for everyone, from pancakes to soups and even potato candy!

As always, though many of these recipes call for steaming, baking or boiling, you can always use Express Bake PotatOHs as a shortcut and reduce cooking time, because they’re ready in just 4-7 minutes in the microwave. Enjoy!

Irish Potato Cakes

Irish Potato Cakes with Sour Cream Sauce

Traditional Irish potato pancakes are also called Boxty, and date back to the days of the potato famine. Families would make them to stretch potatoes for as many meals as possible. Today, Irish potato pancakes are a popular dish, even in restaurants. Our recipe adds flavor with cheddar cheese and an extra kick to with the addition of hot sauce and a touch of cayenne pepper.

 

Colcannon Chowder

Colcannon Chowder

This recipe puts a spin on traditional Irish Colcannon, which is a mixture of warm mashed potatoes and cabbage, and turns it into a hearty chowder. You can add smoked chicken or turkey sausage for extra flavor, or keep it vegetarian with cabbage, onion, carrots and of course, potatoes.

 

Corned Beef Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage 

A common dish found at any St. Patrick’s Day celebration, corned beef and cabbage is part of Irish-American culture loved by all. It became popular in the United States after Irish immigrants began substituting corned beef for instead of pork. This recipe takes a while to cook, but we assure you it will be well worth the wait.

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Apple Potato Mash

Appled Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This recipe combines the delicious flavors of three favorite foods: apples, potatoes and bacon! The added flavors of vinegar, butter and sugar and nutmeg give this adventurous side dish a taste that’s a little sweet and completely just right.

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Irish Potato Farls

Irish Potato Farls

The word farl originates from the Gaelic word fardel, which means “four parts.” Though this recipe calls for cooking fresh potatoes, these potato griddle breads can be made with leftover mashed potatoes too. You can serve it hot with a little butter and salt, or fry them alongside soda bread.

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Irish Potato Soup

Irish Potato Soup

Beginning in the 18th century, potatoes began appearing in Irish soups to make them heartier meals. Potato soup has persisted over the centuries and today it remains a popular dish, especially to warm up with on cold days in fall and winter. With cheddar cheese, cooked bacon and chives, this recipe is sure to please your palate.

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Irish Potato Candy

Irish Potato Candy

These are a bit of a misnomer. “Irish potato candy” isn’t really Irish — they originated in Philadelphia! Also, they’re not actually made with potatoes, but cream cheese and coconut! But because they are cute, delicious and look like little potatoes, we love them anyway, and we know you will, too.

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