Whether you’re looking for the BEST Irish recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day, because you have a little bit of Irish blood in you, or you just enjoy comfort food, you’ll LOVE our list of traditional Irish recipes!
We mix in mostly traditional recipes from Ireland but also some modern-day twists like adaptions made in an Instant Pot or air fryer. It’s a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Recipes for Irish Food
My family’s last two trips to Ireland were canceled due to COVID, so apart from being part Irish, we decided we’d be celebrating no matter what at home! We’re all foodies, love to try new drinks and dishes, and enjoy Irish traditions.
This week my brother is off to Ireland for a school program, so between his future new experiences and these recipes, we like to enjoy the Irish inspiration when we’re craving comfort food or for St Patrick’s Day, of course.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy meal to make that’s Irish comfort food or you’re searching for Irish food recipes for St Patrick’s Day, we’ve got ya covered.
Our post of the BEST Irish food recipes include tasty snacks or side dishes, something to please a sweet tooth, a hearty meal for the family, or just want to try a new Irish tradition, these are all the Irish recipes you want to know about! We didn’t forget about breakfast either or a good glass of homemade Bailey’s coffee. Have a tasty, satisfying, hassle-free holiday!
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- 1 lb Irish Bangers sausages (6 per pack)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- MASHED POTATOES
- 3 lb Russet potatoes
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 2/3-3/4 cup whole milk or half & half
- salt and pepper to taste
- ONION GRAVY
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup Guinness stout beer
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1`/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
To make bangers and mash you first sear the sausages, and then while you're caramelizing the onions for the gravy, you'll start making the mashed potatoes. The sausage gets added to the gravy to finish cooking, and they get served over the mashed potatoes.
- Heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to a cast skillet and sear the bangers over medium heat on both sides to brown the sausage. Set them aside but leave 1 Tbsp of grease in the skillet for making the gravy.
Onion Stout Gravy
- Add 3 Tablespoons of butter to the pan and stir until melted. Add the sliced onions and cook them for 10 minutes or until they are very soft. Turn the heat down to low and put the lid on the pan, continue cooking for 10 more minutes. Add the flour, combine with the onions, and cook for 1 minute. Start on the mashed potatoes while the onions are simmering.
- Add the beef broth, stout beer, and Worchestershire sauce to the pan. Cook over medium-high heat until the gravy starts to bubble. Add the bangers Irish sausage back to the skillet. Turn the sauce down to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes until the gravy is reduced, starts to thicken, and the sausages are cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add water to a pot for the mashed potatoes and bring the water to a boil over high heat.
- Add the potato cubes and cook the potatoes for 12-15 minutes or until fork-tender.
- Drain the potatoes and put them in a medium-sized bowl. Mash the potatoes with a fork or a potato masher. Add the butter and stir the potatoes until the butter is melted. Microwave the milk or half & half for 30 seconds so you aren't adding cold milk to the potatoes, which will cool them down. Add the milk (or half & half) to the potatoes and combine well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve the Irish bangers with stout onion gravy over the top of the mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
You can omit the beer if you don't want to use it, the onion gravy will still taste amazing! Red wine is a great substitute for the beer.