More Than Corned Beef: 7 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Try

Cyd Converse

Let it be known that we have absolutely nothing against the traditional corned beef and cabbage generally associated with St. Patrick's Day. 

In fact, we like it so much that we've even made slow cooker corned beef and cabbage to rave reviews. (Not exactly traditional in preparation, but classic in flavor.)

No, make no mistake, corned beef and cabbage is here to stay in our books, but this year we felt like shaking it up with a few unexpectedly fun St. Patrick's Day recipes.

Kick up your heels with these festive appetizers, drinks and desserts - then use all the leftover corned beef to make one of these classic Reuben sandwiches!


1. Mini Reuben Toasts Recipe

These mini Reuben toasts are about to become your quintessential appetizer for St. Patrick's Day. Corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss are piled onto tiny pieces of rye bread for an irresistible snack your friends will love.

2. Chocolate Guinness Float Recipe

Chances are good you've never had a Guinness float before, but chances are even better that you absolutely should. Chocolate ice cream and Guinness combine to make one seriously memorable ice cream float - don't knock it until you try it!

3. Steak and Ale Pie Recipe

Packed with beef, carrots and 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.

4. 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. This absolutely should be how you use up your corned beef leftovers.

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