Sometimes hearty, sometimes boozy, whipping up St. Patrick’s Day recipes is the perfect excuse to gather friends for a potluck, brunch, and yes, even if you’re in the mood for easy green food ideas.
There are many reasons traditional St. Patrick’s Day recipes are so beloved. If you’re wondering what to serve or how the Irish actually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this list of recipes has you clovered. (See what I did there?)
There’s always my classic slow cooker corned beef and cabbage for the main meal or 20 different stout recipes for dessert, but don’t leave out these fun Irish brunch ideas below like potato pancakes to whiskey ice cream for dessert, and find the lucky dish to make your day complete.
Traditional Irish Fare
The leprechauns can have their gold, we’d rather have these recipes (which are so delectable they have us doing a little jig).
Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage from FoodieCrush
Shepherd’s Pie from Sips and Spoonfuls
Irish Bangers and Mash from Creamy Crunchy Sweet
Brown Butter Soda Bread with Honey-Cinnamon Butter from Recipe Girl
Irish Pork Stew With Stout And Caraway Seeds from FoodieCrush
Not to sound like alcoholics, but we jump at the chance to slip some booze into our baked goods, and Irish whiskey and cream complement these treats without being overpowering (or making your head hurt the next morning). Let’s all drink to that! (Plus kid-friendly treats, too.)
Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake from Baker by Nature
Matcha White Chocolate Mousse from Brit + Co
Homemade Irish Cream from FoodieCrush
Bailey’s Cheesecake from Katie at the Kitchen Door
Lucky Charms Cupcakes from Life, Love and Sugar
Bailey’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie from She Wears Many Hats
Healthy Shamrock Shake from Running to the Kitchen
Stout Brownies from FoodieCrush
Irish Whiskey and Stout Chocolate Cake from The Little Epicurean
Don’t Pinch Me! Green Recipes
We can’t exactly say that these recipes will save you from getting pinched, but they should. These festive emerald-hued dishes are perfect for Saint Paddy’s Day, or any day really, and are a good way to get some greens (sans icky food coloring).
Irish Flag Spinach Salad fromReluctant Entertainer
Chilled Avocado Soup from Green Kitchen Stories
Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Blondies from Yes to Yolks
Thai Green Curry with Sugar Snaps, Asparagus & Broccolini from Fuss Free Cooking
Green Apple Ginger Martini from Gourmande in the Kitchen
Super-Green Vegan Kale Pesto from Minimalist Baker
Stinging Nettle & Homemade Ricotta Ravioli from Local Milk
Big Green Breakfast Bowl from Wholehearted Eats
Creamy Greens & Coconut Linguini from Foodess
Guinness is good for you. Whether it’s to heighten the chocolate in a cake, or to add richness to a stew, we’re big fans of cooking with this creamy Irish stout. That doesn’t mean we won’t still have a pint while we do so.
Beef and Guinness Pies from Food on Paper
Guinness Pretzel Truffles from Sprinkle Bakes
Guinness Braised Short Rib Tacos with Guinness Braised Cabbage from Mountain Mama Cooks
Mini Guinness Chocolate Floats from Jelly Toast
Guinness Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust from Sprinkle Bakes
Guinness Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Toffee Bits from The Galley Gourmet
Mini Layered Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Ganache Frosting from Chocolate Moosey
What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition or recipe? Share in the comments below!
Happy green on ‘ya!
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