Traditional Irish Farmhouse Recipes

Irish Oatmeal Soda Bread ~ an authentic Irish quick bread made even more delicious with oat flour!

Cozy, authentic recipes straight from the Emerald Isle, where comfort food is an art form. This is quintessential late winter fare, whether you’re hunkering down or dreaming of that first burst of spring. These classic recipes will transport you to the Irish countryside!

Irish apple cake

IRISH OATMEAL SODA BREAD

Rustic Irish soda bread made with oatmeal is delicious. It’s a miracle how this easy no-yeast, one bowl recipe bakes up into an authentic, crusty, artisan loaf. Serve for breakfast with butter and jam, or alongside any soup or stew.

soda bread on a rack

IRISH APPLE CAKE

This is an authentic old fashioned Irish apple cake, the kind that would be made throughout the apple harvest season all over Ireland, where every farmhouse has its own prized version of the recipe. It’s delicious with or without the traditional custard sauce.

pouring custard sauce on a slice of Irish Apple Cake


INSTANT POT IRISH STEW

The real deal, a classic rich stew made with lamb, potatoes, root veggies, cabbage, and, of course, a good dose of Guinness. 

Irish stew made in the instant pot

CLASSIC FISH PIE

Delicious fish pie topped with mashed potatoes ~ I’m crazy for a great creamy fish pie. You can use all sorts of fish or shellfish in this uber comforting meal.

Traditional Fish Pie

IRISH STEW ~ Feasting at Home

Classic Irish Stew is as traditional as it gets. Green peas and fresh herbs added at the last minute keep it fresh.

Irish stew in a pot

COTTAGE PIE

Cottage Pie and its cousin Shepherd’s Pie is as traditional as it gets. Serve with peas, Brussels sprouts, or a fresh salad.

A Cottage Pie just out of the oven

BOXTY ~ Farmette

A traditional Northern Irish potato cake made quick and easy in your cast iron skillet.

Irish Boxty

SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE ~ foodiecrush

The slow cooker makes this St Paddy’s Day must-have super convenient.

corned beef on a plate

TRADITIONAL IRISH LEEK AND POTATO SOUP

Serve it with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped chives, and a big chunk of warm soda bread.

leek and potato soup

GUINNESS BEEF AND ONION POT PIE ~ My Kitchen Love

This beef and onion pot pie with potato topping looks like it would be right at home on an Irish farmhouse table.

A plate of food on a grill, with Potato and Beef

IRISH BREAD PUDDING WITH WHISKEY CARAMEL SAUCE ~ The Cookie Rookie

Transform a plain loaf of bread into a sumptuous dessert by making classic bread pudding. I think I need to start putting whiskey caramel sauce on everything!

bread pudding with sauce

OVERNIGHT STEEL CUT OATS WITH WHISKEY BUTTER

This Irish style porridge is a fantastic way to treat house guests — or your own family — to a cozy, bed & breakfast style morning with little effort. 

Overnight Oatmeal with Whiskey Butter and cream

IRISH SODA SCONES 

For an authentic Irish country breakfast, it doesn’t get more perfect than these scones, some Irish butter, and a dollop of homemade jam.

split soda scone with butter and jam

COLCANNON 

This colcannon is a frugal Irish dish of mashed potatoes with chopped cooked kale, green onions, milk or cream, and lots of butter.

colcannon in a bowl with butter and a spoon

DUBLIN CODDLE 

Onions, potatoes, sausages, and bacon (basically all the best things) get slow cooked together in this dish.

Dublin Coddle in a pan with glasses of beer

CLOTTED CREAM SHORTBREAD

Crisp, buttery shortbread proves that dessert doesn’t have to be decadent to be fabulous.

Clotted Cream Shortbread, stacked

CHEDDAR AND BACON IRISH SODA BREAD ~ Jessica Gavin

A colorful ‘bacony’ twist on simple, no-yeast soda bread

stack of soda bread

FAMILY IRISH STEW ~ Donal Skehan

Love the layered potato crust!

irish stew in pot

IRISH FISH CAKES WITH 30 SECOND TARTAR SAUCE

These fish cakes are made extra light and fluffy with mashed potatoes. And of course the creamy homemade tartar sauce takes them over the top!

fish cakes with onions

HOMEMADE IRISH CREAM

Because no Irish round up would be complete without a little tipple ~ cheers!

Classic Irish Cream, made from scratch

 


 

Want to put more authentic Irish food on your table? Check out these books for more gorgeous, traditional recipes~

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    Yo...Sloan
    February 15, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Sue,,Your.farmhouse.recipes.are.awesome..Thanx.for.sharing.all.of.these.precious.recipes..Have.a.great.rest.of.the…………day…

    2-15-2022

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    Mary
    February 15, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Tried the Coddle. Loved it! The stews look great too, although not too much different from the stews I’m used to cooking. And I’m not even Irish!

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    Dianne Sullivan
    February 15, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Love your recipes. Grew up in North Hampton!!

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    Kelley
    March 17, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Oh my! I’ll definitely be cooking up some of these Irish dishes for my family. Last name Kelley here with strong Irish background. Hoping some day to make the trip over to visit, who knows possibly relocate!

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    Ann Schroll
    March 13, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    I was born in Wisconsin but my heart is in Ireland. Both sides of my family were mostly Irish. My grandmother came from Ireland and still spoke Gallic. My Maiden name as Gallagher and my Mom was McCarthy. I want to learn as much as I can about family and the Irish. I don’t care if they are Catholic or Lutheran. It does not have me. I love them all.

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    Yvonne Bullock
    January 18, 2021 at 11:13 am

    I started my love affair with Ireland with Ireland 47 year ago….love that wonder “little bit of heaven” and its history but most of all I love the people and love the food …. so wholesome, so down to earth.

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