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Tasty Irish & Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day

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.

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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.

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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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Irish Food

This Shepherd's Pie recipe is so hearty. It's the perfect comfort meal. Plus, it has BACON. Get the recipe at

Shepherd’s Pie

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.

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.

A loaf of soda bread on a pizza stone with the words "Irish Soda Bread" digitally written on top.

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.

Green Food

This Chickpea and Spinach Vegan Burger is the perfect protein-packed bean burger. Get the recipe at

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.

Add some kale into your meals with this Sauteed Kale recipe from

Sautéed Kale

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 are such a quick and delicious snack. The Kale Chips are ready in under 10 minutes. Get the recipe on

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.

Looking for a delicious plant-based recipe? Check out these Lentil And Cauliflower Vegan Tacos. Get the recipe at

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.

Grilled asparagus is such an easy vegan summer recipe. All you need is a drizzle of oil and seasoning, plus foil, and you're good to go.

Grilled Asparagus

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.

Green Desserts

Shamrock Pretzels are a great, festive St. Patrick's Day treat. And they're only 2 Ingredients! Find out how to make them at

Shamrock Pretzels

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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If you don’t feel like cooking tonight, you can just order St. Patrick’s Day meals online with the following delivery services:

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:

And, you can also spent the day virtually exploring Ireland thanks to the Ireland travel posts on Life Of 2 Snowbirds. Those are:

Which of these Tasty Irish & Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day will you try first?