If you want to be a festive for St. Patrick’s Day, this list of Tasty Irish & Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day is for you. There are authentic Irish recipes and non-authentic, but fun to eat, green recipes.
To make sure you have the best holiday this year, check out our other St. Patrick’s Day posts.
For St. Patrick’s Day every year, my mom would have her sisters and their families over for Corned Beef and Cabbage. Us kids never wanted to go near that, so she would make us macaroni and cheese.
I’m a lot older now, but two years ago, when she had Pete and I over for dinner, she made me macaroni and cheese. Some things never change.
But, if you’re looking to change up your St. Patrick’s Day menu, check out our list of Tasty Irish And Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day.
If none are appealing, go with macaroni and cheese. It’s a fail-safe.
If you’re celebrating at home this year, check out our How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Home post.
Tasty Irish And Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day
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Shepherd’s Pie is such a delicious and comforting St. Patrick’s Day recipe. It’s perfect for a chilly March day, which is when St. Patrick’s Day always falls.
It’s a ground meat (traditionally, lamb), mixed with vegetables, and topped with mashed potatoes. Sometimes there’s delicious cheese melted on top, which is a great idea so I don’t know why it’s only a “sometimes” thing.
Shepherd’s Pie does take a lot of work, which makes it a little difficult to be a weeknight meal, but it’s so worth it.
Pureed Carrots And Parsnips
This Pureed Carrots And Parsnips recipe is authentic and based off a recipe from Gus O’Connor’s Pub in Doolin.
The side dish looks like mashed sweet potatoes, but it’s not. It’s actually a blend of carrots and parsnips, with seasoning and sweetener. It’s definitely a great way to get a little bit of Irish on your plate for St. Patrick’s Day if you’d rather not make a complete Irish dinner.
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread is the quintessential St. Patrick’s Day recipe. Every bakery in America will be selling (and selling out of) Irish Soda Bread.
Serve it toasted with a pat of Irish butter and you have a home run.
But, you don’t have to run out to a bakery to pick up this tasty bread. You can make it at home.
Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread, meaning it’s made with baking powder instead of yeast. So you don’t have to wait for it to proof and rise before you bake it. You just combine the ingredients, shape it, and bake it.
Chickpea and Spinach Vegan Burger
There’s a lot of spinach that goes into the mixture to make this Chickpea and Spinach Vegan Burger recipe, which gives it a really vibrant green color.
You mask it a little bit with toppings and a bun, but it’s definitely green.
Kale is always green. And it’s the only ingredient in this Sautéed Kale recipe (besides seasoning), so this entire side dish is green.
Serve it with the Pureed Carrots And Parsnips recipe above and you almost have the entire Irish flag on your plate.
Air Fryer Kale Chips
If you’re looking for a green snack, this Air Fryer Kale Chips recipe is a great option. It’s easy to make, tastes great, and is a lot more festive than eating potato chips on St. Patrick’s Day.
Lentil And Cauliflower Vegan Tacos
There’s a lot of green going on with these Lentil And Cauliflower Vegan Tacos, from the avocado mash at the bottom to the spinach in the middle. So it’s a fun way to eat green, but not something completely green.
Zoodles With Pesto
There’s so much green in this Zoodles With Pesto recipe. The zoodles, which are zucchini noodles, are green and the kale pesto on top is green as well. It’s a fun dish to make and to eat.
Another all green side dish is Grilled Asparagus. The only main ingredient is asparagus, so it’s completely green.
If you don’t want to grill this time of year, you can make Oven-Roasted Asparagus instead.
These Shamrock Pretzels are one of our top dessert recipes on Drugstore Divas because they’re so much fun. It’s only two ingredients, so they’re not hard. And they’re definitely worth making for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
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More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas:
Making Irish and green food is just one way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. Green drinks is another way. So be sure to check out our list of Green Drinks For St. Patrick’s Day.
Making cute St. Patrick’s Day crafts is another. We have some really cute craft ideas you might want to try:
- DIY St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Jar Craft
- DIY St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bucket
- DIY Leprechaun Hats Decorations
- DIY “Lucky In Love” Shamrock Shiplap Sign
And, you can also spent the day virtually exploring Ireland thanks to the Ireland travel posts on Life Of 2 Snowbirds. Those are:
- Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – County Clare, Ireland
- Aran Islands, Ireland – Exploring The Largest Island, Inishmore
- Hawk Walk At The Aillwee Caves – County Clare, Ireland
- Doolin, Ireland – Arriving In County Clare And Visiting The Cliffs Of Moher
- Ireland – Day Trip To Cong, Westport, Galway And The Connemara Loop
- Dublin, Ireland – Visiting The Guinness Storehouse And More
- Dingle, Ireland And Dingle Peninsula Loop
Which of these Tasty Irish & Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day will you try first?