Here is your friendly reminder to pick out those green outfits and avoid getting pinched next week! St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away! Thankfully this holiday doesn’t require too much prep work to celebrate with your friends or family.
Whether you’re celebrating Irish heritage or just partaking in the fun green traditions, we have plenty of ideas for how you can incorporate St. Patrick’s Day into your menu for March 17th!
Here are 15 savory and sweet ways to make your day special for your family. Let us know which one is your favorite and tag us in any photos that you post of these yummy recipes!
We’ll kick off the recipe ideas with hearty Irish traditional options for family dinner:
TRADITIONAL IRISH RECIPES:
Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage: We love a slow-cooker meal that can be prepared ahead of time during the day!
Slow-Cooker Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip: This has “hearty” written all over it. My mouth is WATERING thinking about dipping pretzels in this!
Bangers and Mash: Haven’t heard of this Irish staple before? Don’t be afraid to try something new – it’s sausage and onion gravy over mashed potatoes!
Shepherd’s Pie: Some call is Shepherd’s Pie, some call it Cottage Pie. We call it Stick-To-Your-Ribs Delicious!
Chocolate Guinness Cake: If you’re looking for a CLASSIC St. Patrick’s Day dessert, here you go. If you’re looking for more green and kid-friendly options, keep scrolling below!
Next in our round-up we have more simple and modern takes on holiday foods. Here are easy appetizer ideas that will also be GREAT party foods if you’re celebrating with friends and neighbors!
MODERN TWIST ON ST. PATTY'S FLAVORS:
Green Party Bread: A green, gooey classic recipe, bring this to any party or gathering!
Reuben Rounds: A fun “spin” (get it?) on a classic Irish flavor!
Green Clover Tortilla Chips: This is a totally clever way to make a simple snack that screams St. Patty’s Day! You’ll need a shamrock cookie cutter and green tortillas to make your own adorable holiday chips.
Green (Avocado) Deviled Eggs: If you haven’t tried this variation of a deviled egg, it can be enjoyed on non-St. Patrick’s Day events all year long too!
Skillet Reuben Dip: Another flavorful appetizer with a modern twist on a classic favorite!
Lastly, these recipes aren’t exactly Irish but they are green, cute, and yummy!
EASY GREEN TREATS:
Pistachio Mallow Salad: A green fluffy treat that passes as a dessert or a side dish!
Shamrock Shakes: If there’s one childhood memory of St. Patty’s Day, it’s grabbing Shamrock Shakes on the drive home from school. Here’s how to make your own!
Key Lime Pie Mousse: Not a traditional St. Patrick’s flavor, but gloriously green nonetheless!
Mint Chocolate Shortbread Cookies: This green-flecked dessert is simple enough to have your little ones help make it.
Lucky Charm Popcorn: We love the creativity and cuteness of this festive after-school snack option to surprise your kids with!
Which of these 15 is calling your name? Do you have a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in your family?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
nice ideas, thanks for sharing!!!