Shamrock Buns Lamb and Potato Stuff Irish Soda Bread

Saint Patricks day is a fun holiday to celebrate with family and friends weather you are Irish or not. We have always celebrated Saint Patrick’s day here at Our Little Chateau and are happy to have spent Saint Patrick’s holiday in our new chateau in Ireland the past couple of years. We have a fun tradition of making Shamrock Buns using lamp and potatoes and stuffing them in green Irish soda bread, using our families soda bread recipe. We are so happy to be able to share this tradition with you as well as our special soda bread recipe. We hope you and yours enjoy it this year as we all come together to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day.

Lamb and Potato Stuffing


  • 1 LB Ground Lamb
  • ½ LB New Potatoes, Cubed
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powdered
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Chives Diced
  • Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Soda Bread

Soda bread recipe link –

Note You can also use pre-made soda bread dough or your favorite bread dough. Since we make these in Saint Patrick’s day I use our families soda bread recipe linked above.


Step 1 Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and add in diced onion. Sauté onions until they are translucent and almost golden brown.

Step 2 Add in ground lamb and spices cook and medium heat until the meat is no longer pink on the inside.

Step 3 Once the lamb is done cooking add in the potatoes and fry on medium to medium low heat until potatoes are soft. Remove from heat and set to the side.

Step 4 You can use ready made soda bread dough or you can follow the link above and make you own soda bread dough and add two to three drops of green food coloring to make the shamrock buns.

Step 5 Cut the soda bread into 8 sections and gently roll them into balls.

Step 6 Lightly press each dough ball into a bowl shape and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of lamp and potato mixture inside each one.

Step 7 Close each roll by gently pinching the sides until it closed and place the pinched side down onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Let rest for 15 minutes or until oven is heated to 350°F/176°C.

Step 8 Once oven is ready bake lightly cut  a shamrock on top the dough balls with a small knife and bake for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown or golden green in this case.

Step 9 Let the Shamrock Buns rest for 15 to 30 minutes serve warm.

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