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Gluten-Free Irish Recipes

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these authentic gluten-free Irish recipes


Some of Ireland's most beloved recipes, like Irish Soda Bread and Irish Stew can easily be adapted to gluten-free recipes. This makes celebrating St. Patrick's Day a lot more fun, as does the availability of gluten-free beer!

1. Gluten-Free Irish Stew

Gluten-Free Irish Stew Recipe Image Teri Gruss
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Our gluten-free version of traditional Irish stew calls for a wee bit of sweet rice flour which thickens the broth beautifully. For best flavor, make Irish stew one day before you plan to serve it.

Gluten-Free Irish Stew Recipe

2. Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

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This recipe makes a light, classic loaf of Irish Soda Bread with terrific flavor and texture. If you tolerate dairy foods and can find it, serve Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread with Kerry Gold butter- the rich, deep yellow,  creamery butter from Ireland. 

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3. Gluten-Free Irish Oatmeal Soup

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Authentically Irish, this lovely green soup is full of healthy vegetables including spinach, mushrooms, onions and of course potatoes.

Gluten-Free Irish Oatmeal Soup Recipe

4. Gluten and Dairy Free Irish Fadge

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Elaine Lemm, our fantastic About.com Guide to British and Irish Food says that in Scotland this recipe is called "Tattie Scones or Potato Scones" and in Ireland "Fadge or Potato Bread." Whatever you call them, these little potato rolls are easy to make, economical and a good use for leftover mashed potatoes. Fadge can be baked or pan-fried.

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5. Gluten-Free Dill Onion Brown Bread

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Gluten-free dill onion brown bread is a moist yeast batter bread, made with whole grain gluten-free flours, dill seeds and dry minced onions. This savory gluten-free bread makes a great grilled cheese sandwich. It's also a nice side to a bowl of Irish Stew!

Gluten-Free Dill Onion Brown Bread

6. Traditional Irish Stew

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"Ireland's national dish is Irish stew. A traditional Irish stew was always made with mutton, but more often nowadays, is made with lamb. Controversy reigns over whether vegetables other than potatoes should be added; adding onions, leeks and carrots not only adds extra flavor but also nutrition to the stew. The choice is yours." - Elaine Lemm, About.com Guide to British and Irish Food


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7. Gluten and Dairy Free Colcannon Soup

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Colcannon is a classic Irish soup, traditionally made with mashed potatoes and green cabbage or kale. I used a variety of fingerling potatoes in my recipe, including the colorful and healthy "purple" fingerling. Also this recipe doesn't require that you separetely mash the potatoes- they are cubed and fork-mashed right in this one pot recipe. Serve with Irish Soda Bread for a classic St. Patrick's Day lunch.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Colcannon Soup

8. Gluten-Free Irish Barm Brack (Yeast Bread)

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According to Elaine Lemm, About.com Guide to British and Irish Food, "Brack is one of Ireland's most famous bakery products." Barm brack is a yeast bread, unlike more common Irish breads leavened only with baking soda. This recipe for Gluten-Free Barm Brack is laced with fragrant fresh lemon peel, plump raisins and chopped candied ginger. The golden loaf is slightly sweet and delicious!

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9. Glazed Corned Beef with Cabbage

A classic recipe for Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage, with carrots, onion, turnips and of course potatoes, this is my favorite St. Patrick's Day dinner recipe. This well-seasoned recipe comes from Diana Rattray, our talented About.com Guide to Southern Food.


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10. Creamy Gluten-Free Potato Leek Soup

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What better to serve alongside a warm slice of Gluten and Dairy Free Irish Soda Bread or Gluten-Free Barm Brack than a warm, cheery bowl of Gluten-Free Creamy Potato Leek Soup? This recipe can be adapted to dairy free diets as well, perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day when you're not only gluten-free but dairy free too! Recipe for Creamy Gluten-Free Potato Leek Soup

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