Updated March 12, 2018
Whether you're of Irish decent or not, you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish American and Irish-inspired recipes. Looking for a new spin on the tried-and true? We can help with that. We're sharing fresh takes on St. Patrick's Day flavors from four food bloggers and one of our own favorites too.
Tradition with a Twist
Classic Irish Soda Bread recipe is pretty spare — baking soda, flour, buttermilk and salt — and that’s it. Most of us here in the U.S. are probably more familiar with the Americanized version, which typically adds sugar, eggs, butter and raisins or caraway seeds. Alexandra Stafford, the writer behind the blog Alexandra's Kitchen, has developed a recipe that’s somewhere in the middle. She dresses up the original version — just a little — with an egg, a little bit of sugar and a couple of tablespoons of melted butter. The result? A warm, delicious (somewhat biscuit-y) Irish Soda Bread that’s not (too) sweet and is begging for a bit of butter.
If you’re all about easy set-it-and-forget-it dinners, check out Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage from Amanda Plott, the Austin-based home cook and blogger behind The Skinny Fork. According to Amanda, you can lighten up the dish by trimming the fat off your corned beef before tossing it into your slow-cooker — the water and steam heat will keep the meat perfectly moist. Try it with Wellshire Corned Beef Brisket, which is on sale for $6.99 per lb from 3/14 - 3/20/18* and made without synthetic nitrates or nitrites.
Photo: Rocky Mountain Cooking
Heather Blake, a Colorado realtor by day and a food blogger by night, re-imagined the traditional Irish American dinner as a crisp Corned Beef and Cabbage Salad with sliced corned beef, shredded cabbage, cubed cheese and an apple cider vinegar dressing. Try it for a festive lunch. Bonus: Organic green cabbage is on sale for .99¢ lb. from 3/14 - 3/20/18*.
Amy Sheree, the food stylist and photographer behind AmySheree.com came up with something to make for breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day — or even a handy solution for all those leftovers on the 18th. A poached egg and cubed sweet potato are all you need to turn last night’s dinner into Corned Beef Breakfast Hash.
Can’t imagine your St. Patrick’s Day without a glass of your favorite creamy stout? Get holiday ready with our sale on Guinness Irish Draught Stout — 4 packs of 12-fl.oz. cans are 20% off from 3/14 - 3/20/18*. Just be sure to save two cups for Chocolate Stout Cake with Fresh Figs, a spicy chocolate-y cake. Molly Siegler, our global culinary and hospitality associate coordinator, likes this rich dessert with a little whipped cream.
If you're planning on serving up traditional fare, check out our recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage. We've also got a classic recipe for Bangers and Mash, plus a sale on North Country Smokehouse Irish Banger Pork Sausages for $3.99 for 12 oz from 3/14 - 3/20/18*.
Looking for more savings this St. Patrick's Day? You're in luck. Save $4 per lb on creamy Kerrygold Kilaree Aged Cheddar also from 3/14 - 3/20/18*.
* Valid 3/14 - 3/20/18. While supplies last. Not valid at Whole Foods Market 365™ stores. U.S. only. No rain checks. Excludes grass fed, organic and cooked corned beef brisket. Guinness sale price not legally available in all stores.