My friend, I need to give you a warning about this blog post. It’s very serious. Are you ready? Okay. I want you to know that you will get hungry from looking at these recipes.
And I’m not talking about that “oh that looks so good” hungry but the “I want that in my mouth right now!!!” hungry.
If you’re looking for fun, festive, and easy recipes for St. Patrick’s Day, you’re in the right place. These are some of the best, kid-friendly, and easiest recipes I’ve ever seen! (There are no recipes with liqueur as an ingredient. We’re kid-friendly here).
I have organized them into categories and ideas including, breakfast, lunch & dinner, desserts, snacks, and drinks. Scroll through, find your favorite and have fun cooking!
18 Fun & Festive St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
1. Breakfast Ideas
If you’re not wanting to color your milk green and feed your children (or yourself) boring cereal, then this list of breakfast ideas will make everyone happy!
– Lucky Charms Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream by KailleysKitchen.com looks delicious! The ingredient list is simple and this can easily be made the night before.
– If you’re looking for something a little healthier, then you won’t want to miss this Shamrock Shake Green Smoothie by CupsCakesandKaleChips.com. Ingredients include bananas, Greek yogurt, and baby spinach. You’ll be sure to get your dose of vitamins with this one.
– Depending on where you’re living at your temperature might still be cold. If so, (or if you really like warm drinks) you’re going to love this festive St. Patrick’s Day Mint White Chocolate Hot Chocolate from Babble.com. This recipe includes instructions on making for 4-servings to easily make for your family.
– If you’re looking for something more traditional for breakfast, then color your pancake batter and make some shamrock pancakes. The recipe and shamrock instructions are included on SnapGuide.com.
2. Lunch & Dinner Ideas
These lunch and dinner ideas will get everyone feeling like their Irish. Many (if not all) of these recipes are traditional Irish meals. Look through the list and enjoy!
– Smoky Cheese & Potato Soup from Midwestliving.com looks difficult but after reading through the ingredient list you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy this meal is! I love the shamrock the chef makes to float on the soup (and this is something you can easily do as well with a piece of toast).
– If you’re not wanting to make the Irish soda bread but are wanting something a little bit sweeter, then this Currant-Orange Irish soda bread will give you the flavor you’re craving. The ingredients are easy and it yields 12 servings per loaf.
– Do you have a bacon fan in the house? It’s okay if you do, I’m confident there will always be one (and more) in your family who will always crave bacon. If that’s the case then you won’t want to miss out on this bacon and baked potato soup from Midwestliving.com. This thick potato soup with crunched and cooked bacon on top (along with shredded cheese) will be a meal to fill up everyone’s tummy.
– As per a very traditional Irish meal, you will want to consider making this corned beef and cabbage dinner. The ingredients and instructions weren’t as long or scary as I thought they would be. If you do make this meal, please email me and let me know how it turns out! I would love to hear about it.
3. Snack Ideas
– Jessienextdoor.com provides a homemade (no instant or boxed items here) recipe to make a festive mint chocolate cookies and cream pudding. If you like to keep things really simple and don’t mind making instant pudding, then this recipe is also easy to follow to help with the mint flavor and taste.
– This green pudding dessert recipe from Kromadesign.blogspot.in is such an easy and adorable idea. If you’re not crafty (like me) and you still want your hard work to be cute, this website offers FREE printable St. Patrick’s themed dessert toppers and tags you can download.
– If you love movie night or just love popcorn (you don’t need an excuse to love popcorn), you’re going to want to make this fudge mint popcorn by Insidebrucrewlife.com. This recipe is one of the most festive popcorn recipes I have seen in a long time. Plus, it’s super easy to put together. Who wouldn’t love chocolate covered popcorn with mint cookies and candy?
4. Dessert Ideas
– With only 3 easy ingredients your mouth will be watering after you see how simple it is to make these delicious Mint Oreo Truffles by Sallysbakingaddiction.com.
– Do you love cheesecake? What if I told you I found a cheesecake recipe that’s actually healthy?! It’s true! You’re going to love this individual chocolate – topped mint cheesecakes by Anediblemosaic.com. The instructions are for 2 servings and takes less than 10 minutes to make.
– Promise me you won’t let the long list of ingredients scare you from making this delicious classic mint chocolate brownies from Sallysbakingaddiction.com. The ingredients are very simple and many of them you’ll already have on hand. But once you see the pictures, you’ll want to make this dessert.
5. Drink (Kid-Friendly) Ideas
– This Shamrock Shake (McDonald’s copycat) by Lecremedelacrumb.com looks delicious and is so easy to make! With so few ingredients, you and your little leprechauns will be LOVING this drink.
– Who says drinking green things wasn’t fun? This green kool-aid milkshake recipe from Cutefetti.com requires only 3 ingredients and takes less than 1/8th teaspoon of kool-aid (no, you don’t need the whole packet. To make this drink green you will want to use the lemon-lime or the green apple kool-aid packet.
– This recipe can easily fall under the drink first, dessert second category. This lime sherbet floats recipe by Homecookingmemories.com is super easy. Two ingredients! If you’re looking for a no-fail recipe, this is it!
No matter what you decide to do or make for St. Patrick’s Day, I hope you are safe, well, and happy. Do you have a favorite tradition or meal you enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day? Share in the comments below!