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8 of Our Best Irish Soda Breads

Served warm and slathered with butter, these Irish soda breads taste delicious on St. Patrick's Day—or any day!

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Classic Irish Soda Bread

This traditional Irish soda bread can be made with an assortment of mix-ins such as dried fruit and nuts, but I like it with a handful of raisins. And the best way to eat Irish soda bread? Slathered with butter, of course! —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Favorite Irish Soda Bread

My best friend, Rita, shared this irresistible Irish soda bread recipe. It bakes up high, with a golden brown top and a combination of sweet and savory flavors. —Jan Alfano, Prescott, Arizona
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Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Irish soda bread is traditionally made in a loaf shape, but these muffins have the same terrific flavor with buttermilk, caraway seeds and currants. They are easy to make and delicious served warm. —Lorraine Ballsieper, Deep River, Connecticut
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Homemade Irish Soda Bread

Some people consider bread to be the most important part of a meal…and this Irish bread satisfies such folks! This recipe is by far the best soda bread I’ve ever tried. With the addition of raisins, it is moist and delicious! —Evelyn Kenney, Trenton, New Jersey
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Onion & Garlic Soda Bread

This is one of my favorite recipes for soda bread. It’s versatile—you can do endless sweet or savory variations. I serve it sliced alongside assorted spreads and cheeses. —Theresa Vujosevic, Hamburg, New Jersey
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Favorite Irish Bread

Serve this classic from the Emerald Isle with butter, jam and a hot cup of tea. Baking this beauty in a 9-in. pan means there is enough to go around. —Sadie Rotondo, Rockland, Massachusetts
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Garlic-Dill Soda Bread

It’s amazing how bread can be made in a slow cooker, which is why this recipe is so awesome—who knew it could be so simple! Let the inviting aroma of dill and cheese fill your kitchen. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Most Popular Irish Soda Bread

My husband’s family is Irish. Wanting to impress my future mother-in-law, I baked this bread and took it along with me when I met her the first time. Needless to say, it worked! —Padmini Roy-Dixon, Columbus, Ohio

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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