Sometimes, after a rough week, there's only one thing to do - start whipping up some comforting Irish recipes!

Whether you're in the mood for a wee snack or a big proper feed, you must look no further than this selection of Irish comfort food recipes.

Hearty and healthy, these Irish comfort foods will warm your belly and brighten your day.

Here are some of the IrishCentral team's favorite Irish comfort food recipes - everything from starters to mains, all the way to dessert!

What's your favorite Irish comfort food recipe? Be sure to share!


Perfect as a snack or an appetizer, whet your whistle with these Irish starter recipes:

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Main course

Got company? These Irish mains are the perfect way to keep your crew well-fed.

Shepherd's pie.

Shepherd's pie.


The perfect complement to any meal.

Irish stovetop potatoes with Kerrygold cheese and butter.

Irish stovetop potatoes with Kerrygold cheese and butter.


What's comfort food without a sweet Irish treat?!


Tasty tipples to wash down your comfort food.

* Originally published in March 2020, last updated in October 2023.