If you’ve hung around here at all, you know I’m a bit of a holiday nut. I go all out with themed food, countdowns and celebrations the day of. There’s no holiday too small for me to celebrate. But I’m going to go ahead and admit that St. Patrick’s Day food ideas usually leave me stumped.
I’ve tried the traditional route with corned beef and cabbage and it was one of probably only 2 meals in our 16 year marriage that we actually threw away and ordered a pizza. I kid you not. It was horrible, rotten and our 4 year old almost asked for new parents. My husband, Mr. Frugal himself, begged me to throw it away.
So, yeah, the next year I stuck to a pizza shaped like a shamrock. Everyone ate it, but it was pretty boring in terms of what I could have come up with for St. Patrick’s Day food ideas!
I knew I could do better! So I set out on a mission to find some more traditional St. Patrick’s Day food that also tasted good!
Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner Ideas
Corned Beef and Cabbage Bites from Thrifty Jinxy
Irish Tacos from Around My Family Table
Corned Beef Canapes from Around My Family Table
Irish Beef Stew from Amanda’s Cookin
Roasted Cabbage with Lemon from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Stuffed Reuben Pull Apart Bread from Around My Family Table
Mini Shepherd’s Pies from Thrifty Jinxy
Irish Soda Bread from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Green Beer Bread from Thrifty Jinxy
Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas
You don’t have to make a full meal out of it, though! My kids love just having a special snack to come home to after school!
St Patrick’s Snack Mix from A Mom’s Take
Leprechaun Bait from Around My Family Table
Bailey’s Irish Cream Bundt Cake from Life Love and Sugar
Double Chocolate Mint Cupcakes from Upstate Ramblings
Green Velvet Dipped Cupcakes from Snappy Gourmet
Low Fat 3 Ingredient Parfait from The Girl Creative
Key Lime Pie in a Jar from Craft Dictator
Green White Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk from Savvy Saving Couple
Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats from A Moms Take
Mint Oreo Marshmallow Brownies from Southern Girl Ramblings
Lucky Charms Ice Cream from Noble Pig
Lime Sherbert Float from The First year Blog
Shamrock Shake from Redhead Can Decorate
Shamrock Breakfast Shake from Mad In Crafts
Lucky Leprechaun Smoothie from Creative Green Living
Green St. Patty Punch from Crystal and Company.
Luck of the Irish Alcoholic Milkshake from Andrea’s Recipes
Lime Batido from Snappy Gourmet
Mint Chip Cookietini from Snappy Gourmet
Mixed drinks not your thing? Go for a Green Beer! Here’s some tidbit about the green beer thing.
Drinking green beer has become more of an American tradition than anything else, one that the people of Ireland generally scoff at. With that said, it is popular so here’s how you make it. One drop of green food coloring into a beer mug, add beer. Yeah, that’s it. The beer you choose does make a difference as the lighter colored beers will look greener and for those as dark as Guinness, it’s almost unnoticeable.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!