15 St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas Starring Potatoes, From Pre-Game Appetizers To The Perfect Hangover Dish


As a proud Irish American, I speak from experience when I say Irish celebrations and potatoes go together like, well, meat and potatoes. Irish heritage is so tied to this versatile spud that it would almost be a crime not to make at least one potato recipe to celebrate St.Patrick's Day. Potatoes can be used to make all kinds of dishes, from savory appetizers to hearty main courses, and are the perfect ingredient to include in your pre- and post-pub festivities. So break out the potato peelers, pour yourself a pint, and enjoy these mouth watering recipes.

Bacon & Cheese Potato Croquettes

Potatoes, cheese, and bacon make these croquettes perfect pre-pub fuel to get you through those whiskey shots — and to help with a hangover the next morning!

Image and recipe: Simply Delicious

Dill Scalloped Potatoes

Seriously, how can you resist all that creamy, cheesy goodness?

Image and recipe: A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew

There are few things more Irish than a hearty beef, barley, and potato stew. It’s a classic Irish dish and is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Image and recipe: A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Cheesy Potato Pancakes with Jalapeno Sour Cream

Not quite latkes (though they certainly can be), potato pancakes are perfect to serve as a savory appetizer. And these are gluten free!

Image and recipe: Domestic Fits

Garlic Rosemary French Fries

Skip the pub’s chips — or as we call them, fries — and make your own with this delicious rosemary and garlic recipe.

Image and recipe: Adventures in Cooking

Vegan Cauliflower, Potato, and Chickpea Curry

This is a great option for vegans and vegetarians alike, and the potatoes help give the curry some heart.

Image and recipe: Blogging Over Thyme

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

I actually make a version of this recipe almost every week — it’s hard to beat such a classic.

Image and recipe: Damn Delicious

Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

Another delicious little pre-gaming appetizer. Also, wouldn’t these be great game day snacks?

Image and recipe: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Miso Butter Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a mainstay when it comes to potato recipes, but I like this one because it adds a bit of Asian flavor to the mix.

Image and recipe: I Am a Food Blog

White Pizza with Aged Cheddar, Potatoes, & Italian Sausage

Potatoes… on pizza? Girl, you better believe it.

Image and recipe: Cooking for Keeps

Velvety Potato Soup

Potato soup is a perfect meal to consume before you have to brave the cold weather on the way to the bar.

Image and recipe: Back to Her Roots

Potato Mushroom and Cipollini Hash with Baked Eggs

If corned beef hash isn’t really your thing, try this recipe instead. It will be a much welcomed meal after a few Irish Car Bombs.

Image and recipe: A Better Happier St. Sebastian

Individual Pumpkin and Potato Gratins with Gruyere and Sage

If you’re still craving pumpkin after all the PSLs you consumed this fall, make this twist on the classic potato gratin.

Image and recipe: Cooking for Keeps

Sloppy Joe Baked Potato Skins with Smoked Cheddar

Another meaty, cheesy potato recipe that makes my mouth water just looking at it.

Image and recipe: A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Twice Baked Chicken Pot Pie Potatoes with Crispy Bacon

Twice baked potatoes are another classic dish, but this pot pie-inspired recipe takes it into major pub food territory.

Image and recipe: Climbing Grier Mountain