St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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Here in Boston, it’s hard to ignore St. Patrick’s Day. If you live here, you know just what I mean.

From the annual parade in Southie (complete with local politicians belting out Irish ditties at breakfast), to the week of shows by hometown boys the Dropkick Murphys, to the tourists trouncing around the city wearing giant bright green hats (or shirts, or big plastic sunglasses).

guinness sign on chalkboard

If you’re in the city, here’s my guide to Boston’s Irish pubs.

(If you’re not, take a peek as a tourist. There are plenty of photos.)


If you’re looking for a little last-minute inspiration in your own kitchen, here’s a collection of recipes to help you throw together an Irish-inspired feast of your own, including several that feature Guinness stout.

Mussels in Ginger Stout Broth

Panfried Smashed Potatoes

pan fried potato

Guinness Stew with Sage and Ginger

Guinness-Braised Short Ribs

Super Simple French Fries (Crisp & Crunchy in Just One Step)

french fries

Chocolate and Vanilla Guinness Floats

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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Jessie Cross is a cookbook author and creator of The Hungry Mouse, a monster online food blog w/500+ recipes. When she's not shopping for cheese or baking pies, Jessie works as an advertising copywriter in Boston. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and two small, fluffy wolves.