Sometimes holiday’s can be so tricky and time-consuming and can burn you out. Meal planning and searching for what to serve and hoping that it tastes good can be the most challenging part. Luckily, St. Patrick’s day is a no-stress holiday that is meant for my favorite thing…. FOOD! I mean, I guess Leprechauns, Irish celebrations, and the color green factor into the holiday, too, but let’s be honest. The food is where it’s at! St. Patrick’s Day recipes are so much fun!
To take out all of the scrambles of trying to find out what people make to celebrate March 17th, I’ve rounded up all of my St. Patrick’s Day favorite recipes and put them here, all in one place! These recipes range from entrees, side items, desserts, and even some yummy snacks! Some work because they are green or rainbow. And others are traditional Irish food that you can make to really level up your holiday. You should find anything that you are looking for, plus some. This will be your best St. Patrick’s Day yet!
Preparing ahead of time is the BEST way to make sure that your St. Patrick’s Day recipes turn out perfectly! Here are a few tips on how you can make that happen and then your holiday won’t be stressful!
Buy the Food Coloring: The thing that my kids love most about St. Patrick’s Day is that everything is GREEN. And trust me when I say that you won’t find any green food cooring on the shelves if you wait until the last minute. Save yourself the hassle and buy it now!
Pick Recipes Ahead: It’s best to make your meal plan a week or so ahead of time to give yourself time to get everything. Because sometimes, ingredients can be tricky to find. Plan ahead and then you will have everything that you need at home before the holiday even begins!
Bake Ahead: To make it so that YOU can enjoy the holiday too and aren’t cooking all day, take your list of St. Patrick’s day recipes and see what you can make ahead of time. The cupcakes can be baked and refrigerated. Or the vegetables can be cut and store a day ahead. There is always something that you can do to cut the cooking time down on the day of the holiday.
Making corned beef is a lot easier than you think! Corned beef is made in a homemade brine and then slow cooks to tender perfection alongside cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. This meal is perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
Ingredients: warm water, kosher salt , brown sugar, pink curing salt , pickling spice, flat cut beef brisket, carrots , baby potatoes, onion , salt and pepper, pickling spice, cabbage
A creamy Mint Oreo Cheesecake served on a crisp Oreo cookie crust and made with no waterbath required! Top it off with a dark chocolate ganache and whipped cream for a decadent mint and chocolate treat!
Ingredients: butter, classic Oreo cookies*, packages cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract, peppermint extract**, large eggs, Green food coloring, broken Mint Oreos, semisweet or dark chocolate chips, heavy cream, Whipped Cream
These stuffed cabbage rolls are SOO GOOD! These are packed with lean ground beef, onion, garlic, dill, and just a hint of nutmeg. The cabbage rolls are slow-cooked in marinara sauce until they're melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
No yeast, No problem! This recipe is a light and fluffy buttery bread that is filled with a special ingredient that substitutes for yeast. You guessed it, beer! With this six ingredient recipe you will be sure to please your family with this homemade bread recipe!
Ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, white sugar, can beer, butter
This traditional no yeast bread recipe is a crumbly dense bread with a slightly sweet taste. With only a few pantry and refrigerator staples required, this delicious traditional soda bread can be made easily and is one everyone will enjoy.
Ingredients: Buttermilk, Large Egg, all-purpose flour, Granulated Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt, Unsalted Butter, Currants or Raisins
Hot spinach artichoke dip is a creamy appetizer dip filled with cheese, spinach, and chopped artichokes. They are all melted together and baked until it's hot and bubbly in a skillet that's ready for dipping!
These mint chocolate-chip cookies are one of my family’s favorite! They are delicious and simple to make! The green color comes from food coloring which can be omitted if desired. Enjoy!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, white sugar, light brown sugar, large egg, and ½ – 2 teaspoons peppermint extract, Green food dye, unsweetened cocoa powder, and ½ cup white flour, baking soda, salt, milk or dark chocolate chips, Andes baking chips
This corned beef hash breakfast is filled with chopped crispy potatoes and bell peppers with corned beef mixed together and a large sunny side up egg to complete the meal. Breakfast just got better with this hash!
Ingredients: Butter, Potatoes , Red Bell Peppers, Onions, Corned Beef, Italian Seasoning, Eggs, Salt, Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes
The cabbage soup & apple cake are on my list ~
thank you for all of these, mint chocolate chip cookies and mint brownies at the top of my list – great use of “green” flavors