12 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes That Have Us Feeling Lucky

Cyd Converse

As our resident vegetarian, I'm not necessarily one who goes crazy over the traditional corned beef dinner on St. Patrick's Day, if I'm entirely honest.

While I will gladly do up a corned beef in the Crock Pot every year for others, I tend to be in the much less traditional Irish fare. Think, Shamrock shakes.

That's why this mix of St. Patrick's Day recipes has a something for everyone! Bookmark these and give 'em a try as your favorite holiday approaches.

1. Mini Reuben Toasts Recipe

Our recipe for mini Reuben toasts is a quintessential appetizer for St. Patrick's Day. Your friends will love them! This playful twist on the typical corned beef associated with Irish American St. Patrick's Day celebrations is a tasty way to switch things up. These mini Reuben toasts are simply small open faced Reuben sandwiches and so easy to make you can make a big batch in about 15 minutes,

2. Chocolate Guinness Float Recipe

Ok, I am going to be entirely honest. This chocolate Guinness float recipe is my ideal way to mark St. Patrick's Day in my world. If you love a boozy float, or if you've never tried one, promise me you'll put these on your list to try! Guinness is a given for St. Patrick's Day so making delicious Guinness floats with chocolate ice cream is the only way to go.

3. Beer Bread Recipe

If you ask me, our beer bread recipe is perfect for Saint Patrick's Day! Being a quick bread recipe, there is no yeast, no rising, no punching it down and waiting again. This isn't a bread that's going to take you all day to make, which means you can make it on the fly to pair with dinner or for snacking. It's delicious paired with corned beef or slathered in Irish butter.

4. Irish Cream Fudge Recipe

This is what I am talking about when I talk about entirely non-traditional recipes that are just so fun to make for St. Patrick's Day! This Irish cream fudge recipe is the perfect grown up dessert for St. Patrick's Day - a treat you don't even have to share with the kids! We topped it with a drizzle of white chocolate and chocolate sprinkles. It's delicious!

5. Reuben Soup Recipe

Everything you love about a classic corned beef and cabbage dinner (or your favorite Reuben sandwich) this delicious Reuben soup will knock your socks off. Not to mention, this is 100% how you should be using up your corned beef leftovers. It makes a warm, hearty dinner or a festive way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with friends.

6. Steak and Ale Pie Recipe

Packed with beef, carrots and tons of other veggies with a base of beef broth and ale, this steak and ale pie boasts a flaky pie crust and tons of classic, savory flavor - a perfect nod to St. Patrick's Day. Pair it with a pint of Guinness for a dinner anyone with Irish blood or Irish in their heart can fully get behind. The flavors are rich and delicious.

7. Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Scrapping the meat entirely, this vegetarian shepherd's pie recipes skips on none of the flavor. It's a hearty mix of carrots, onions, turnips and mushrooms topped with creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes. As our resident vegetarian, I always appreciate being able to enjoy traditional dishes sans the meat and trust me when I say - you'll be making this one again and again.

8. Chocolate Stout Cheesecake Recipe

We've already established that stout and chocolate go together even more perfectly than peas and carrots, and our chocolate stout cheesecake recipe is no exception to that rule! Better than a pot of gold, this is the dessert you want to serve this St. Patrick's Day. The crushed pretzel crust balances out the sweet with salty and the whipped cream on top is the perfect finishing touch.

9. Beef and Vegetable Hand Pies Recipe

These beef and vegetable hand pies make for a hearty snack or appetizer any time of the year, but especially on St. Patrick's Day! These little hand pies wrap up all of the savory goodness of Irish beef and potato stew into a flaky, delectable crust that is not only delicious, but adorably portable. They make a fun dinner, but they're a total hit for parties especially.

10. Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Of course, we'd be remiss to talk about St. Patrick's Day without a nod to our favorite traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe. Beef brisket is brined in spices, loaded with flavor, then cooked with carrots, onions and cabbage. If you've never tried corned beef and cabbage before, what are you waiting for? It's so simple to make and chances are you'll love it!

11. Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe

If you're a fan of Baileys Irish Cream or just love a good Irish coffee, I encourage you to give our homemade Irish cream liqueur recipe a try! It's shockingly easy to make at home and, in my humble opinion, tastes even creamier and more delicious than the bottled version. It also makes a great gift or you can keep it on hand to make cocktails or to sip over ice.

12. Chocolate Stout Mousse with Whiskey Cream Recipe

One last chocolate and stout pairing for your consideration, I could not be more enthusiastic in my encouragement to try our chocolate stout mousse with whiskey cream recipe! It's dessert and a cocktail all in one with a decadent mousse that is so easy to prepare. I also love that the chocolate mousse spiked with stout is topped with whiskey whipped cream to mimic a perfectly poured Guinness.

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