12 Awesome Guinness Recipes Just In Time For St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick’s day we wanted to give you something more to chew on than stale bread and green beer.
Check out our list of relatively easy, mouth-watering Guinness-based recipes that has you covered from appetizers to desserts.

These dishes will leave your guests speechless, or at least slurring a bit.

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Appetizers

1) Stout-Battered Onion Rings

These bad-boys are super easy to make and delicious. Pair with anything from pork-chops to burgers or simply serve as an appetizer. Your total commitment time is about an hour.

Photo: seriouseats.com

2) Slow-Cooker Beer Cheese Dip

For all you beer-cheese lovers, this one’s for you. A super easy, addictive dip that will have your guests thinking you’re a genius – we won’t tell them it’s pronounced “Guinness.” Prep time on this is only 5-10 minutes, then cook for about an hour while sipping on the left-over beer.

Photo: delish.com

3) Rosemary Ciabatta With Stout Beer

This one is a bit more time-consuming but the end result is well worth the effort. Total time here, from prep to pulling out of the oven, runs about two hours. On the upside, you’ll have Guinness to help pass the time.

Photo: food52.com

4) Cheesy Guinness Bread

Here’s one of my all-time favorites; it’s quick and easy. From start to finish this recipe will only set you back about 40 minutes with only about 10 minutes of prep time.

Photo: delish.com

Main Courses

5) Guinness French Onion Soup

This soup is amazing and fairly simple to prepare. There is a bit of a time commitment, depending on how far you’re willing to take it. Caramelizing the onions can be done “enough” within a half-hour, however the longer you cook them (over low heat) the more sweetness you will get out of the onions. Restaurants will do this for up to five-hours, simply stir every 10 minutes or so.

Photo: closetcooking.com

6) Guinness And Irish Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

This deliriously good take on Mac-N-Cheese is fantastic! With a prep-time of 30 minutes and cook-time of 20, you’ll be plowing through this dish in under an hour – just enough time to enjoy a pint.

Photo: celebratingsweets.com

7) Cheddar And Stout Meatloaf

Beer and bacon. What more can we say!? This recipe will take you an hour and 10 minutes from start to finish and tastes even better than it sounds. Your guest won’t want to leave after sampling this delicious concoction.

Photo: relishingit.com

8) Guinness Bacon Cheeseburgers

Can’t go wrong here; beer, bacon, burger and cheese. Total time for this beauty is only about 35 minutes, is a sure-thing, bursting with flavor and you’ll have leftover beer too!

Photo: careskitchen.com

Desserts

9) Guinness Chocolate Poke Cake

Get all over this mouth-watering treat. With less than 45 minutes of total time, this super-moist, beer-infused chocolate dream will make you giddy.

Photo: lifeloveandsugar.com

10) Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

This delicious, buzz-inducing dessert can also be made with soy ice cream. With only minutes of prep-time, you’ll be indulging in no time.

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Photo: browneyedbaker.com

11) Guinness Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

Here is a legitimate dessert that will have guests clamoring for more. Easily the most time-consuming dish on our list, the prep time on this is a couple of hours, but, worth every minute. You should be making this the day prior to serving as it’s best after resting in the fridge overnight.

Photo: indigoscones.blogspot.com

12) Guinness Pretzel Truffles

These little beauties are unreal! With only 30 minutes of prep work, you’ll have plenty of drinking time while they chill (about 2 hours, 45 minutes in the fridge), then poke a little fork in them for easy handling and voila!

Photo: sprinklebakes.com

Enjoy your annual “Irish for a day” celebration and take care out there, San Diego!