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St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day are this week, and if you’re planning to celebrate, make sure you have some of these authentic recipes handy.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17th. In America everyone has the chance celebrate the festivities and bring out their Irish side. However, these modern day traditions didn’t come into fruition until Irish immigrants came to America.

Of course, any good celebration comes with delicious food, and if you’re looking to cook up authentic recipes for friends and family on St. Patrick’s Day, here’s what you can make:

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Soda Bread

This recipe doesn’t use much besides 4 basic ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. It takes about an hour to cook, and feeds up to 8 people.


If you’re a fan of pork and bacon, this hearty recipe will hit the spot. Coddle is a traditional mixture of pork sausage, bacon, potatoes, and onions. If you plan to make this dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, make sure to give yourself plenty of time because it takes over 4 hours to cook!

• Lamb Stew

Similar to beef stew, this recipe uses similar ingredients, but uses lamb over beef. It takes about a half hour to cook, and is a great way to celebrate Irish tradition.

Potato Yeast Rolls

These light and fluffy rolls take some preparation and time to make, but make a unique treat to eat after dinner.

Oaty Apple Crumble

This is another simple and traditional Irish dessert you can make that the whole family will enjoy. Serve it warm with a dollop of cream on top.

Additionally, we can’t forget about St. Joseph’s Day which is on February 19th. This holiday kept a bit more of its religious roots and celebrates the relief St. Joseph provided to Sicilians during a famine. Similar to St. Patrick’s Day, there are parades, and of course, great food. However, the dishes are traditionally meatless due to Lent taking place during this time of the month.

St. Joseph’s Day Recipes

Sarde Beccafico

Fish is a common substitute for meat this time of year, and sardines are great to use in Italian dishes. Want to use them in other entrees? Try them in this delicious pasta dish instead.

Baba al Lemoncello

Desserts and pastries really steal the spotlight on St. Joseph’s Day. Baba al Lemoncello uses simple ingredients such as, flour, eggs, sugar, and butter. This delicious pastry does take a bit of preparation to make. If you plan to make this for St. Joseph’s Day make sure to give yourself plenty of time to do so!

St. Joseph’s Pastries

These simple cream filled pastries are made just for St. Joseph’s Day. They’re a great way to celebrate the holiday and please your family’s palette.

Fried Whiting

Whiting, also called Merluzzi, is a special type of fish that can be fried and served as is. This dish is simple and easy to make for a hearty meal.

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Of course, you can’t have an Italian pastry without Nutella in it! Nutella was created in Italy during World War II during a cocoa shortage and hazelnut became a great way to replace the sweet taste of chocolate. Of course, its popularity became widespread globally over the years. What better way to enjoy it than in a chocolate chip cookie?

Even if you aren’t Irish or Italian, you can still partake in the festivities this year and enjoy what St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day have to offer. Watch a parade, spend the day with family and friends, and most of all, have fun.

Is there anything in particular you’re planning to do on either of these days? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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