Delicious Irish Stuffed Potatoes Recipe for Your Next Meal

Welcome to my kitchen, where I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Irish Stuffed Potatoes. This dish is sure to bring the luck of the Irish into your home with every bite. Get ready to indulge in the perfect combination of fluffy baked potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes, and savory corned beef, all stuffed into a crispy potato skin jacket.

Irish Stuffed Potatoes are perfect as an appetizer or side dish, and are especially fitting for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or any cozy night in during the colder seasons. I love this recipe because it’s hearty, delicious, and a great way to use up leftover corned beef from earlier meals.

Aside from its unbeatable flavor, this dish is easy to make and can be customized to your liking with various substitutions and variations that I’ll share with you later on in this article. Trust me, once you try these Irish Stuffed Potatoes, they’ll become a staple in your recipe repertoire. So roll up your sleeves and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Stuffed Potatoes
Irish Stuffed Potatoes

Are you looking for a way to add some Irish flair to your weeknight dinner? Look no further! My Irish Stuffed Potatoes recipe is a must-try. This dish is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, impressing even those who are not typically fond of potatoes.

Firstly, these potatoes are twice-baked, creating the perfect texture that is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Secondly, they are stuffed with irresistible ingredients such as corned beef, cheese, and green onion tops that perfectly balance the savory flavors. Lastly, my secret ingredient, finely chopped cabbage, adds an unexpected texture and flavor dimension that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Plus, this dish is versatile; it can be served as a side dish or even as cute little potato bites for an appetizer. Additionally, it is perfect for special occasions like St. Patrick’s Day or even just for a cozy night in.

Trust me; you won’t be disappointed with this recipe. It’s a perfect way to channel your inner Irish and delight your loved ones with a taste of Ireland.

Ingredient List

 Delight your taste buds with Irish Stuffed Potatoes
Delight your taste buds with Irish Stuffed Potatoes

Before we start with the recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredient list. You will need 2 large baking potatoes, preferably russet potatoes for their starchy texture that makes fluffy and light mashed potatoes. Additionally, you’ll need ½ cup finely chopped onion, 1 slice of chopped green pepper, and ½ cup finely chopped cabbage. These ingredients will provide a sweet, savory and delicious flavor profile that pairs perfectly with corned beef.

To prepare the filling mixture, you’ll also need 4 cups of corned beef, ¼ cup of butter, 1 ½ cups shredded cheese, and 1/2 tsp of pepper. For a tangy taste, use 1/2 cup sour cream.

Garnish your Irish Stuffed Potatoes with finely chopped green onion tops to add some vibrant color to the dish. If you can’t find green onions, sliced scallions can be a good substitute. And finally, for baking purposes make sure to have on hand 2 teaspoons olive oil.

With these simple ingredients in hand, you’re ready to commence!

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready for a hearty and delicious meal
Get ready for a hearty and delicious meal

Now, onto the fun part – the recipe itself! Irresistibly flavorful Irish stuffed baked potatoes are an ultimate comfort food, perfect for any occasion. Follow these steps to create this traditional dish:


  • 2 large baking potatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 slice of chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • ¼ cup cooked diced corned beef
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh green onion tops
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

Step 1: Preheat oven to 200°C.

Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature.

Step 2: Prep the potatoes.

Cut the two large russet potatoes in half lengthwise, scoop out the potato flesh and save it. Leave about a quarter-inch layer of flesh in each potato skin.

Step 3: Bake the potato skins.

Brush both sides of each potato skin with olive oil. Place them face down onto a baking sheet and sprinkle some salt on top. Roast in preheated oven for about 25 minutes until they turn crispy.

Step 4: Sauté ingredients.

While the potato skins cook, melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and green peppers, then sauté until soft, for about a minute or two. Finally, stir in the finely chopped cabbage followed by cooked diced corned beef. Cook the mixture stirring occasionally for another five minutes.

Step 5: Fill the potato skins.

Remove the potato skins from the oven, flip them over, and fill with the sautéed cabbage mixture. Top each potato skin with a spoonful of shredded cheese.

Step 6: Twice bake.

Place stuffed potatoes in the preheated oven and bake them for another 20 minutes until the cheese melted and bubbly.

Step 7: Add toppings and serve.

When fully cooked, remove from heat and garnish each stuffed potato bites with a dollop of sour cream, chopped fresh green onion tops, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


This recipe takes about 60 minutes depending on your oven and skill level, but it’s definitely worth it. Not only does it make you feel like you’re in Ireland, but it’s also a delicious dish that is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day spread or Irish themed party. Accompany your Irish stuffed baked potatoes with other popular dishes like Irish colcannon

Substitutions and Variations

 Elevate your potato game and try this recipe now
Elevate your potato game and try this recipe now

Irish Stuffed Potatoes Recipe is a versatile dish that you can change up in many ways. Here are some suggestions to put a different spin on the classic recipe.

First, if you’re not fond of corned beef, you can swap it with other proteins such as ground beef, shredded chicken or pork, or even lentil for a vegetarian alternative. Additionally, you can choose to use cheddar cheese or Colby jack cheese instead of the traditional Irish cheddar. For the butter, if you don’t have it on hand or want to keep it healthier, feel free to substitute it with olive oil or coconut oil.

In terms of the vegetables, you can add or replace any based on your preferences. Instead of diced onions and green onion tops, try chopped sweet onions and sliced bell peppers. Also, instead of cabbage or in addition to it, consider using finely chopped kale or spinach.

Finally, serve up some bite size Irish potato bites by using small baby potatoes instead of large russet potatoes to make a great decorative addition to your St. Patrick’s Day spread! Overall, be adventurous and trust your gut – the possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfectly baked potatoes filled with flavorful ingredients
Perfectly baked potatoes filled with flavorful ingredients

When it comes to serving and pairing these Irish Stuffed Potatoes, the options are endless. These twice-baked beauties are perfect as a main dish or as an appetizer for your St Patrick’s Day party.

If you’re looking for a cozy and comforting meal, pair them with a bowl of hearty lentil or shepherd’s pie. You can also add some roast potatoes or baby potatoes to make it a filling delight. Alternatively, you can serve them with an Irish colcannon, which is mashed potatoes infused with kale or cabbage.

If you want to serve them as an appetizer, cut them into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle some green onion tops for a pop of color. The Irish Potato Bites are always a hit at any party! They make great mini-potatoes that still pack all the flavor of the full-sized twice-baked version.

These stuffed potatoes also work well with lighter entrees like grilled chicken or salad. Just make sure that their flavors don’t clash and dominate the potatoes’ delicate taste. Add some sweet onion rings or sautéed green peppers for a touch of sweetness and crunch.

Whatever way you decide to serve them, these Irish Stuffed Potatoes will undoubtedly bring forth the luck of the Irish in every bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Make your dinner more exciting with this potato dish
Make your dinner more exciting with this potato dish

Make-ahead tips are always useful, especially when they can save you time in the kitchen. With this Irish Stuffed Potatoes recipe, you can make the filling ahead of time, so all you need to do is scoop it into your pre-baked potato shells when you’re ready to serve.

To make the filling ahead of time, prepare it up to the point of baking and refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to serve, reheat the filling in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through. Then, simply spoon it into your pre-baked potato shells, bake as per the recipe instructions, and serve!

If you have leftover potatoes or filling, don’t worry; these Irish Stuffed Potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply place them on a baking sheet and bake them in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes, or until heated through.

You can also freeze these potatoes if you want to enjoy them at a later time. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to two months. When you’re ready to eat them, let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating following the same instructions mentioned above.

These make-ahead and storing tips will give you plenty of time to enjoy other activities while still enjoying this delicious recipe perfect for any Irish-themed event such as St.Patrick’s day celebration or just a hearty Irish-inspired dinner.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A classic Irish recipe that always hits the spot
A classic Irish recipe that always hits the spot

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let me share with you some tips to ensure that your Irish Stuffed Potatoes turn out perfectly every time.

Firstly, it’s essential to choose the right type of potato. Russet potatoes are perfect for this recipe because they have a higher starch content than other types of potatoes, which makes them fluffy and light when baked.

Secondly, make sure not to overcook the potatoes. Bake them in the oven at 400°F for about 45-60 minutes depending on their size. Overcooked potatoes will be too soft and crumble when you try to scoop out the flesh to make room for stuffing.

Thirdly, once you’ve scooped out the potato flesh, be sure to leave a thin layer of potato around the skin to support the filling. Otherwise, the stuffed potatoes may collapse or break apart during baking.

Fourthly, when mixing the filling, ensure that all your ingredients are well combined before adding them to the potato shells. Avoid overmixing it as it can lead to a gummy texture.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different stuffing ingredients and variations. You can replace corned beef with ground beef or bacon and use cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella for a different flavor profile.

By following these tips and tricks, I assure you that your Irish Stuffed Potatoes will always come out fantastic and perfect for any occasion from an easy weekday dinner to a St Patrick’s Day feast!


Now that we have gone through the ingredients and recipe steps, you may encounter some doubts or questions regarding Irish Stuffed Potatoes. Here are some frequently asked questions that will help you troubleshoot any issues, clear up any misconceptions, and enhance your cooking experience.

What is the difference between Irish potatoes and regular potatoes?

The two potato varieties share a few similarities, including their rounded shapes and white flesh. Although some Russets may be oblong, most have a rounded shape just like White Irish potatoes. However, the appearance of the two potatoes is distinct, as White Irish potatoes have thin, white skin while Russets have a rough, thick, dark brown skin and dry flesh.

What potatoes are best for roasting Irish?

When it comes to potatoes, Rooster potatoes are a top choice in Ireland for their versatility in cooking. With a distinguishable red skin and yellow flesh, they can be boiled, mashed, roasted or baked to perfection. Their all-round cooking characteristics make them a go-to option for many dishes.

Why did the Irish eat so many potatoes?

Potatoes played a vital role in sustaining the Irish population in the past. As they were incredibly adaptable to the Irish soil, the potato plant proved to be a reliable source of nutrition that was easily grown by the locals. The majority of the Irish population relied heavily on potatoes as their primary source of sustenance, while the rest also consumed them frequently. These factors indicate that the potato plant was a significant asset to Ireland in the past.

What is the thing with Irish and potatoes?

In 1845, Ireland was struck by a devastating plant disease caused by a type of mold called Phytophthora infestans (P. infestans), resulting in what is now known as the Irish Potato Famine or the Great Hunger.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Irish Stuffed Potatoes Recipe is a perfect dish for anyone who loves hearty and comforting meals. It combines the goodness of baked potatoes with the irresistible flavors of corned beef, cheese, and green onion tops. The recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.

The best part about this recipe is that it’s versatile and pairs well with many dishes. Whether you’re serving a casual meal or preparing a special feast for St. Patrick’s Day, these stuffed potatoes will surely impress your guests.

So why not try making these delicious Irish Stuffed Potatoes yourself? With simple ingredients and clear instructions, you can enjoy the taste of Ireland in your own home. And who knows, you might even discover your own creative substitutions and variations to make this recipe truly your own!

In any case, these Irish Stuffed Potatoes are sure to become a staple in your recipe collection. So don’t wait any longer – preheat your oven, grab those russet potatoes and get ready to indulge in some lucky Irish cuisine!

Irish Stuffed Potatoes

Irish Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

From "Raley's Something Extra" Magazine.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 30 Mins, European, Potato, Vegetable
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Calories 501.1kcal


  • 2 (10 ounce) russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 10 tablespoons shredded kerrygold blarney castle cheese (divided)
  • 6 tablespoons sliced and diced corned beef
  • 2 tablespoons green onion tops


  • Pierce 2 (10-oz) russet potatoes with a fork; microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes or until soft when gently squeezed.
  • Cut in half and fluff potatoes with a fork; season each with 1/2 tablespoons butter and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top each potatoe with 2 tablespoons shredded Kerrygold Blarney Castle Cheese (Raley's Deli), 3 tablespoons sliced and diced corned beef, 1 tablespoons sliced green onion tops and another 2 to 3 tablespoons cheese.
  • Bake at 400F for 10 minutes.


Serving: 366g | Calories: 501.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.8g | Protein: 19.6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14.4g | Cholesterol: 59.7mg | Sodium: 730.1mg | Fiber: 6.4g | Sugar: 2.4g

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