Celebrate St. Patrick's day with our favorite easy Irish-inspired recipes.
Cost per serving: 29¢
Celebrate next St. Patrick’s Day with these festive buttery shortbread cookies adorned with green and yellow sprinkles.
See recipe: Shamrock and Gold Coin Cookies
Cost per serving: $2.02
This is an easy way to enjoy corned beef. You can assemble your patty melts ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. When ready to serve microwave them for 1 minute to warm the meat, then put them in the toaster oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.
See recipe:Open-faced St. Patty Melts
Cost per serving: 57¢
This traditional Irish bread gets an easy update with the use of frozen pizza dough. Currants are typically used, but you can substitute raisins if they’re more convenient. If your currants (or raisins) are hard, put them in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand for 10 minutes, then drain.
See recipe: Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Caraway Seeds
Cost per serving: 48¢
Buy a six-pack of Guinness for your guests and save a little for the dip. Since this dip needs to chill for 4 hours, make it the day before.
See recipe: Cheese and Guinness Spread
Cost per serving: 19¢
This quick and easy side dish is a perfect compliment to the holiday's hearty Irish fare.
Tips: Instead of thyme, use rosemary, sage, or a combination of both. Make it a little sweet and drizzle the vegetables with a little honey before roasting for a sweet touch.
See recipe: Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Cost per serving: 36¢
A pastry bag with a star tip takes a simple potato dish to spectacular.
Tips: Be Sweet. For a slightly sweeter take on this recipe, swap out sweet potatoes for some, or all, of the russet potatoes. Make each guest feel special by piping the potato mixture into individual ramekins.
See recipe: Duchess Potatoes
Cost per serving: $1.16
Filling and delicious, this sure to please split-pea is super easy with less than 10 ingredients. Garnish each cup of soup with a small dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt and a sprinkling of fresh herbs like thyme.
See recipe: Split Pea Soup
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Cost per serving: $3.30
Fennel and a savory mustard sauce create an incredible balance of flavors on this cheap and easy main dish.
See recipe: Ham Steaks with Fennel and Mustard Sauce.
Cost per serving: $1.24
Breathe some life into cole slaw with tarragon, basil and garlic. You can make this slaw up to a day ahead. Keep it covered in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
See recipe: Green Goddess Slaw
Cost per serving: 79¢
Lemon and sour cream make this cake delightfully light and fluffy. Try it with Meyer Lemons, which are incredibly flavorful and slightly sweeter than most lemons.
Tips: Swap fruits. Lemon is a classic in this elegant dessert but this recipe is also delicious with orange or lime. Garnish with lemon-slice candies or candied zest.
See recipe: Lemon Curd Cake
Dress up your favorite dry white wine with a few drops of green food coloring to create this festive St. Patrick's Day beverage.
See recipe: Green Wine Spritzers