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Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle is one of the best comfort food dishes that you can make. A slow cooked Irish stew with potatoes, sausages, bacon, onions and carrots. Originally made to use up the week’s leftovers, this is now a dinner staple for our house for any night of the week

Bowl of Dublin Coddle stew.

A hearty beef stew with skillet cornbread is one of our favorites for fall and winter and it’s hard to beat a comforting bowl of chicken and dumplings. All of that said, this Dublin Coddle is a good alternative and our absolute favorite hearty stew.

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What is Coddle?

Coddle is a traditional Irish sausage and potato stew that is slow cooked and would use up the leftover sausages and rashers, which is like bacon along with root vegetables and chicken stock. Using up leftovers leaves a lot to interpretation, so use any leftover meat you have on hand and give this recipe a try.

Why We Love this Traditional Coddle Recipe

  • Amazing Stew: The layers of flavor from the sausages, bacon, potatoes, carrots and onions all meld together for a hearty meal that tastes so good during the winter months or any day of the year that you are craving traditional Irish food.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Meal: The holiday to celebrate Irish heritage was our original inspiration to try this delicious dish and it’s always a good idea for hearty comfort food. Serve it up with a pint of Guinness Stout if you are celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Lots of Great Flavors: It’s hard to imagine how delicious these simple ingredients come together but the slow cooked stew is just the perfect combination of flavors. We make this traditional Irish dish often and sometimes we make it two days in a row because we have eat the whole thing and we can’t get enough of it.
Platter with ingredients for Dublin Coddle Irish Stew.

Ingredients Needed for Irish Coddle

  • Bacon
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes: Russet, Red Potatoes or Yukon Gold
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Smoked Sausage
  • Chicken Broth
  • Green Onions, optional for garnish

We have made coddle with our homemade smoked sausage and maple sausage but my favorite is made with brisket smoked sausage. Any good quality sausages will make a hearty coddle. 

Pan and bowl of Dublin Coddle.

Step By Step Directions for Coddle

  1. Prep ingredients: Slice potatoes, carrots and onions thin. Cut smoked sausages into slices or large chunks.
Collage cooking bacon pieces, draining on paper towel.
  1. Cook bacon pieces until it starts to crisp, remove to a paper towel and set aside, reserving bacon grease in the pan.
  • Cooking onions, carrots, smoked sausage collage.
  1. Add a layer of potatoes over the sausage and vegetables in the pan, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  2. Repeat the layers twice more ending with potatoes. 
Layering sausage, vegetables, potatoes in a pan.
  1. Remove 2/3 of the sausage and vegetable mixture to a bowl.
  2. Add a layer of potatoes over the sausage and vegetables in the pan, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. Repeat the layers twice more ending with potatoes. 
Making Dublin coddle with bacon and chicken broth collage.
  1. Sprinkle bacon over the top. 
  2. Slowly pour chicken broth over the finished layers, keeping the layers intact. 
Collage: baking Dublin coddle.
  1. Cover the Dutch oven with a lid or a couple of layers of foil if you don’t have a lid. 
  2. Bake at 425° for 45 minutes.
  3. Check the liquid and add more broth if needed. Cover and return to oven at 350° for 30 minutes. 
Dublin Coddle in a pan on tables setting.
  1. Remove from oven, remove lid and cool 5- 10 minutes before serving. 

How to Store and Reheat Coddle Recipe

Bowl of Irish stew.

We initially tried this Dublin Coddle Irish Stew to celebrate St Patrick’s Day but it quickly became one of our favorite meals that we make quite often. The slow cooked sausage and potatoes is just the most comforting and delicious dinners you can make at home.

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Bowl of Irish Sausage and Potato Stew.
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Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle is one of the best comfort food dishes that you can make. A slow cooked Irish stew with potatoes, sausages, bacon and onions. Originally made to use up the week's leftovers, this is now a dinner staple for our house. 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: coddle, Irish stew, sausage and potato stew
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 557kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 6 slices thick sliced bacon cut into small pieces
  • 3- 4 large potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 3 carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 pound pork sausages
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 - 5 cups chicken broth


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Cut bacon into 1/2 inch pieces. cook in a dutch oven just until bacon starts to crisp. Remove to a paper towel and set aside, reserving bacon drippings.
  • Add onions and carrots to the pan, cook over medium heat until vegetables are softened.
  • Stir in the sliced sausage, cooking 3- 5 minutes.
  • Remove 2/3 of sausage and vegetables from the pan, leaving a thin layer.
  • Top with sliced potatoes, seasoning with salt and pepper as you layer. Repeat the layers twice more, ending with potatoes.
  • Top with bacon.
  • Slowly pour 4 cups of broth over finished layers, as to not mix the layers.
  • Cover with lid or several layers of foil. Cook for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add additional broth if needed.
  • Replace lid and lower oven temperature to 350°. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and remove lid. Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.


Store leftover stew in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Reheat in a pan, adding additional chicken broth if needed. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 4132mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g


  1. I’d never had Dublin coddle, and I love it now! It’s comfort food at it’s finest with the potatoes and sausage. Great for a cold evening.

  2. I tested this out for my St. Patrick’s Day menu and it’s a keeper. Absolutely loved the flavor and it’s such a unique recipe.

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