You may like to crack open a cold one while you’re cooking, but on March 17, beer is the celebrated drink of the day. Let it inspire your cooking.

Enjoy the distinct flavor of your favorite Irish brew at mealtime with one of these popular beer-infused dishes. And don’t worry, the alcohol is cooked out of the recipe, so you’re still free to cheers to St. Paddy with a few extra pints.

Also, learn to make the original Irish Coffee.


Beer and honey BBQ Chicken Skewers

Let these beer beauties marinated overnight, then grill the next day. Recipe here. 

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Irish BeeF and Guinness Stew

Guinness stew is traditionally made with lamb, but you’ll love this delicious big, chunky beef version. Check out the recipe.

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Slow Cooker Beer Mac & Cheese

How do you improve upon mac and cheese? Beer, of course! Get the recipe here.

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Beer butter mushrooms

These smooth and velvety mushrooms would go great anytime of the year, but why not make them as a simply delicious side for St. Patrick’s Day? Mushroom recipe here. 

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Beer Battered Fish

Fish and chips is a classic pub food. Make it better by using your own favorite Irish beer. Fish and chips recipe.

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Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip

Beer and pretzels go together like, well, beer and cheese. Make it at home.

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Beer Bread with Garlic and Cheese

Um, what about the name doesn’t get you excited?

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Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs

Beer braised short ribs are rich, rustic, and fall-off-the-bone tender. Make short ribs in the Crock Pot.

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Beer Mussels in Chorizo-tomato sauce

Beer muscles on St. Patrick’s Day aren’t necessarily a good thing. Beer Mussels on St. Patrick’s Day, however — delicious! Get the recipe here. 

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Black Bean Soup with Bacon and Beer

This flavorful bowl brings excitement to soup. Get the recipe here. 

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Also see, 5 Irish Foods You’re Basically Required to Eat on St. Patrick’s Day. 

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.