How to Make an Irish Dublin Coddle Recipe

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Last Updated on March 5, 2020 by Ellen Christian

You will love this Irish Dublin Coddle recipe! Every year for St. Patrick’s Day, I make Corned Beef and Cabbage. This year, I decided to do something different and am making an Irish Dublin Coddle recipe for dinner. Irish Dublin Coddle is a traditional Irish dish that’s made of sausage, potatoes, bacon and onions. According to what I’ve found online, it dates back to at least the early eighteenth century (1700s).

How to Make an Irish Dublin Coddle Recipe

How to Make an Irish Dublin Coddle Recipe

Irish Dublin Coddle is typically served with Irish Soda Bread but since we are trying to go gluten-free, we’ll simply enjoy it on its own. If you’re following the Paleo diet, you can eliminate potatoes from your serving. This is one of my favorite Irish sausage recipes. Scroll to the end for a printable version.

How to Make an Irish Dublin Coddle Recipe

You could probably make this in your slow cooker if you wanted to eliminate browning the sausage and just toss it all in your slow cooker for 8 hours or so on low. You wouldn’t get the seared flavor from browning the sausage and the bacon but it would be quicker if you’ll be gone all day and want dinner on the table when you’re home.

Finally, if you want an authentic Irish Dublin coddle be sure to cook it in a cast-iron pan as I’ve shown to get the best flavor.

What are some traditional Irish meals?

If you want a few more traditional Irish meals, you could make the shepherd’s pie I have linked to below. Or, you can try the Banofee pie that’s a bit below that. Other ideas include things like bacon and cabbage with potatoes. Or, you might like an Irish stew made with lamb or mutton. 

What is Ireland’s national dish?

So, if you want Ireland’s national dish, that would be Irish stew. It is traditionally made with lamb or mutton as I mentioned above. But, you could make it with beef if your family doesn’t enjoy lamb or you cannot find mutton. Make sure that you have a thick slice of Irish soda bread along with it.

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Irish Dublin Coddle Recipe

How to make an easy Irish Dublin Coddle recipe for St. Patrick's Day

You will love this Irish Dublin Coddle Recipe! It's a great alternative to corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 1 package of good pork sausage
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped in large pieces
  • 1 package of bacon, chopped, avoid the nitrates please
  • 3 pounds of potatoes
  • 2 cups of broth, whichever kind you have
  • fresh parsley


  1. Heat the oven to 300F.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven, heat the bacon and cook until crispy.
  3. Remove and let drain to remove the fat.
  4. Cook the sausage until they are cooked through. You can leave them whole or cut them up.
  5. Remove it from the burner and add the sausage, onion, bacon and potatoes.
  6. Pour the broth over the top and put the pan back on the burner.
  7. Heat to boiling.
  8. Place in the oven (covered) for about 90 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.4

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 349mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 8gSugar: 8gProtein: 15g

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18 thoughts on “How to Make an Irish Dublin Coddle Recipe”

    • I used some from a local farm. It was just a mild pork sausage. I'd imagine anything like that should work. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Thanks for posting this recipe. If you'd like to use a slow cooker, you can brown the bacon and sausage the night before, then assemble everything in your slow cooker in the morning. It looks prettier and tastes better, IMO.
  2. This looks great Ellen! I don't like corned beef and cabbage at all, so I'm always looking for a St. Pat's meal that isn't that or Shepard's Pie. We are totally making your recipe this year!

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