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Irish Stew, Soda Bread And More: 10 Recipes For St. Paddy's Day

03/17/2017 06:51am ET | Updated March 17, 2017

This St. Patrick’s Day, skip the green food dye and treat your friends and family to a real Irish-inspired feast. From Guinness Lamb Stew to Irish Cream Tiramisu, these tested and perfected recipes will have your Irish eyes smiling.

In this hearty and comforting stew (AKA Irish penicillin), lamb is braised in a Guinness-spiked broth until fall-apart tender. The veggies are added at just the right time so they don’t get mushy. GET THE RECIPE

This version of soda bread is made with extra sharp cheddar, giving it a crispy golden crust and tender, cheesy interior. The best part? You can make the dough in minutes, and as it bakes the house smells divine. GET THE RECIPE

A hearty green vegetable is always welcome on St. Paddy’s Day — especially when it’s bathed in cream and topped with cheese and crispy bread crumbs. GET THE RECIPE

If beef stew is more your speed, this one will hit the spot. Flavorful chuck roast is slow-cooked in a rich red wine sauce until meltingly tender. Make it a day ahead, as the flavor improves the longer it sits. GET THE RECIPE

Potatoes are a must on St. Patrick’s day. This dish involves layering thinly sliced potatoes with heavy cream and grated cheese, and then baking until the cream reduces and blankets the potatoes in a rich, creamy sauce. Definitely special occasion-worthy! GET THE RECIPE

You have to eat something green on St. Paddy’s Day! This springtime recipe is a perfect example of “what grows together, goes together.” GET THE RECIPE

This creamy Potato Leek Soup is a satisfying meal unto itself. It’s wonderful as is, but feel free to top your bowl with fresh herbs, bacon, or leftover vegetables to make it your own. GET THE RECIPE

Break out the Baileys! This fun twist on tiramisu, from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson, is a dinner party regular at my house. GET THE RECIPE

Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these chocolate brownies with a swirl of tangy cheesecake are out-of-this-world. They’re cakey on the bottom, alternately fudgy and creamy in the center, and crisp on the top. GET THE RECIPE

Half dessert/half cocktail, the mudslide is the perfect adult treat. You only need four ingredients to make them: coffee liqueur, vodka, Irish cream, and ice. Sláinte! GET THE RECIPE