With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I’m bringing you 17 fun, green treats and delicious dinners to celebrate everyone's favourite Irish holiday!
One of the best excuses to drink green beer in the middle of the day is quickly approaching and I've got 17 Fun Green Recipes to help you celebrate! St. Patrick's Day is basically the first big holiday before all the beautiful spring weather comes, and I love that it's an excuse to eat a whole bunch of finger food and pig out on pub grub.
That said, not all St Patrick's Day recipes are desserts or alcoholic beverages – some can be healthier like the Salsa Verde Chicken and Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwiches you'll see below. If you just want an excuse to eat or drink something green this St Paddy's Day, you don't have to settle for salad or green food colouring in your beer. There are so many ways to get creative and whip up something delicious to celebrate!
Traditionally, when you think of Irish food you may think of cabbage rolls, anything with potatoes and corned beef. Cabbage was enjoyed with bacon during the potato famine because corned beef was more expensive in Ireland at the time – back in the U.S. it was much cheaper so it was often eaten as a special treat on St Paddy's Day. If you're looking for that traditional Irish dinner, this Slow Cooker Corned Beef dinner will be right up your alley!
Typically I eat these Irish Nachos pictured below. They're made with either sliced potatoes or you can use frozen potato wedges as I do and load them up with bacon and your other fave nacho toppings. They're super filling and fun way to enjoy St Patrick's Day without consuming a thousand calories. Hey, you can even top your Irish nachos with corned beef if you so desire. Go wild!
No matter how you choose to celebrate, this collection of green dinners, desserts, drinks and snacks are perfect for the occasion – let me know what you're going to make!!!
This Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert Dip via The Busy Baker is such a fun idea!
How freakin' gorgeous do these Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches with Thin Mint Cookies via Meg is Well look? I need these in my life ASAP!
Healthy Matcha Green Tea Pancakes via Killing Thyme for a healthy breakfast win!
Kiwi and Mint Mojitos via The Girl on Bloor
Gimme ALL the Leprechaun Dessert Shooters via Kleinworth & Co.
This Avocado Pesto by Salt & Lavender looks seriously delicious and like the most perfect healthy appetizer!
My Thai Green Curry Vermicelli Bowls will surely rock your world for a healthy St. Paddy's Day dinner!
Green Bloody Marys via Platings and Pairings should be your signature cocktail!
This Mint Chocolate Bundt Cake via My Kitchen Love is just calling my name!
This All-Natural Shamrock Shake via Art from My Table is SO festive!
Green Goddess Grilled Cheeses to the rescue!
Holyyyyyy just look at these Boozy Shamrock Shake Cupcakes by Cooking with Curls
My Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudgsicles are a healthier version of your fave chocolately treat!
This Mint Chocolate Lasagna though!!!! ? via Kitchen Gidget
I am LOVING these St. Patrick's Day Green Trifles via 365 Days of Easy Recipes
Four Ingredient Shamrock Shake Fudge by Spend with Pennies looks absolutely out of this world!
Pea Pesto Penne with Shrimp is the new ultimate Pesto – move over basil!
Okay, I know there is minimal green in this recipe, but these are POTATO NACHOS. Can you get any more Irish than that?! Recipe via yours truly
And there we have it, 17 Fun Green Recipes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Which ones will you be making? It's so hard for me to choose!!!