Despite Irish Catholics having celebrated St. Patrick’s Day as a religious holiday for thousands of years (RIP St. Patrick), the extravagant holiday parades and blow-out celebrations we know and love today were largely developed by Irish men and women who fled to America during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Since then, the day, week, and even the whole month of March has become a great American tribute to all things Irish with drinking, revelry, and traditional fare. So whether or not you have some Celtic blood in you, make merry and enjoy the best Irish fare with these tasty recipes:
4 Irish-Inspired Recipes in Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day (Month)
- Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage. This is the quintessential Irish meal that’ll have everyone at any dinner party raving. Unless, of course, it’s a table full of vegetarians. This is a flavorful mashup that has been fine-tuned by its author into one savory recipe that we’re sure will become one of your top hits.
- Vegan Shepherd’s Stew. And if you do plan on serving up some vegetarians (or are yourself a lover of veggies and legumes) then you’ll love this recipe. It’s especially great as a winter warm-up soup and cold-and-flu chaser.
- Paleo Shepherd’s Pie. While we have nothing against potatoes, at all, sometimes it’s good to swap out the carb-heavy food. This recipe utilizes cauliflower instead for a tasty recipe that adds more fiber and nutrition into the classic dish.
- St. Patrick’s Chocolate & Mint Cheesecake Bars. Finally, every great list of recipes ought to end with a top tier dessert option. This delicious dessert recipe is great for novice bakers, particularly those who are new to cheesecakes, as it starts with a packaged mix.
Are you Irish? Or just love all things green with a sprig of shamrock? Let us know what you love to do on St. Patrick’s Day and your favorite holiday dishes.