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St. Patrick’s Day Delights: 5 Irresistible Irish Banger Menu Ideas

As the first signs of spring begin drifting through the rolling hills of Ireland, restaurant operations everywhere set their sights on St. Patrick’s day and the menu opportunities it brings.

That’s where one of our favorite seasonal sausages comes in! We invited Brody and Dean from Hormel Foods, to our test kitchen for a brainstorm to create easy and profitable menu items featuring Irish Bangers. Fontanini’s Irish Bangers (Item #5677). They did not disappoint! Picture golden crusts, creamy mashed potatoes, and the savory aroma of sizzling sausages–now, let the exciting possibilities of your of St. Patrick’s Day menu unfold…

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Classic Bangers & Mash

Creamy mashed potatoes topped with perfectly grilled Fontanini’s Irish Bangers. The ultimate comfort food with a St. Patrick’s Day twist. Serve piping hot with a generous ladle of onion gravy. Save time and maintain consistency with Simply Potato’s prepared mashed potato products.


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Irish Banger Pizza

A fusion of holiday flavors! Start with a traditional pizza crust, slather it with rich onion gravy, and your preferred pizza cheese. Then pile on the sliced Irish banger sausages and dollops of creamy mashed potato. The finishing touch? A sprinkle of freshly chopped green onions.


a breakfast sandwich with a side of gravy on an orange plate

Irish Banger Breakfast Sandwich

Rise and shine with this hearty breakfast sandwich. Swap out the usual meat for a butterflied Irish Banger. Top it with a perfectly fried egg, a slice of melty cheese, and an optional drizzle of onion gravy. Serve on a toasted English muffin for a holiday-morning treat. Get creative, try it on a biscuit, or in a wrap with potatoes!


sausages wrapped in pastry dough on a plate, with gravy

Bangers in a Blanket (our favorite!)

Quick, easy, and oh-so-delectable! Wrap Irish Bangers in flaky puff pastry dough and bake until golden brown. The result? Savory bites that disappear faster than a leprechaun’s gold. Sprinkle chopped green onions over these golden parcels and serve them warm alongside a side of onion gravy.


a breakfast plate with sunny side eggs on top of sauteed peppers and potatoes

Irish Banger Breakfast Skillet

This dish is truly a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast celebration on a plate! Sautéed peppers, onions, and crispy home-fried potatoes form the base. Crown it with slices of Irish Banger sausage and a couple of sunny-side-up eggs. Drizzle with onion gravy or serve on the side. #winning☘️

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