A big collection of over 60 St. Patrick’s Day recipes — lots of green food and drinks and festive treats for the occasion!
Why Do We Eat Green Food on St. Patrick’s Day?
There is no “official” reason to eat green foods on St. Patrick’s Day other than for fun!
Green has long been associated with the holiday, from decorations, to food, to dress. It is said that one should wear green on St. Patrick’s Day to become invisible to mischievous leprechauns.
We included a lot of green recipes here, but also some classic Irish inspired dishes as well. That way you can find just the dish you’re looking for!
60+ St. Patrick’s Day Recipes To Try
You’re not going to want to miss out on this list! Our family loves to make fun food ideas for every occasion, and St. Patrick’s Day is always a favorite!
Of course we have lots of green food ideas that will look festive on the party table. There are even green drink recipes for both grown-ups and kids!
We also have traditional Irish fare, so you can prepare an authentic dinner for the family.
You’ll find that once you start looking, you’re going to truly want to make them all! The good news is that you can easily make a ton of them and enjoy each and every bite!
Simply click on the recipe name or image to view the full directions.
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts
Leprechaun Bait – A candy coated snack mix similar to muddy buddies or puppy chow, with festive St. Patrick’s Day mix-ins. Makes a great snack or gift idea too!
Leprechaun Bark – Chocolate bark is the perfect grab-and-go treat! Only 4 ingredients and made with Lucky Charms marshmallows!
Lucky Charms Cereal Cake – Combining cereal and cake totally means that you can eat cake for breakfast, right?
Lucky Charms Hot Cocoa Bombs – Everyone in the family will love being a part of making and enjoying these festive hot cocoa bombs!
Irish Potato Candy – They LOOK like little potatoes…but these “Irish Potatoes” are actually sweet coconut truffles!
Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge – Is there anything better than a nice and creamy fudge?
Granny’s Lime Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese – This will transport you right back to Granny’s house – loving every bite!
Key Lime Poke Cake – Poke cakes are the perfect cake to make quickly and enjoy. The moistness of a poke cake is the best.
Leprechaun Hat Treats – We love making these at home but I love thinking about taking these to a class party, too! Made with crunchy chocolate cookies and soft marshmallows.
Mint Chocolate Baileys Cheesecake Bars – You just can’t top that creamy cheesecake texture paired with that mint taste!
Rainbow Graham Crackers – Check out these tasty crackers! So many fun colors!
Lucky Charms Cookies – Everyone will love topping the cookies with lucky charms!
Green Crinkle Cookies – Crinkle cookies are a super fast way to get homemade cookies easily. And that green color is so festive!
Shamrock Whoopie Pies – Homemade whoopie pies for the win! That sweet middle with the soft outer layers is so good!
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats – There’s no such thing as too many marshmallows, especially when they’re those colorful Lucky Charms marshmallows!
Green Ombre Oreo Mint Chocolate Cake – Mint cheesecake adds so much flavor to the dessert table. Creamy and delicious.
Old-Fashioned Watergate Salad Recipe – This is a classic recipe that I’m sure we all remember eating growing up, both for the creamy pistachio flavor and the trademark green color.
Mountain Dew Cake – Who knew that using soda would make a cake this great?! Green frosting and citrus flavor make it a festive St. Paddy’s day treat.
Saint Patricks Day Shamrock Oreo Cookies – This simple Oreo cookie recipe is lovely and easy to do!
St. Patrick’s Day Meringues – There’s nothing like the texture of meringues! These ones use candy to decorate with a shamrock shape on top!
“Pot of Gold” St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Cups – The kids will love having their own little cookie cups for the day! Made with chocolate chip cookie dough, melted chocolate, and caramel corn.
Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Gum Drops Recipe – There’s no doubt that everyone will love chowing down on these gum drops.
Clover Rice Krispie Treats – Check out how fun these are to make! These are the perfect party treat!
St. Patrick’s Day Oreos – What I love about this recipe is that it’s minimal work and effort with huge flavor results.
Mint Tea Marshmallows – Tea marshmallows are a fun treat to the day!
Shamrock Pancakes– Pancakes for the win! This is a super fun way to start the day!
St. Patrick’s Day Parfait – Get some new recipes going with this easy parfait!
Mint Chocolate M&M’s Cookies Recipe – You can never go wrong with you’re adding M&M’s to cookies!
St. Patrick’s Candy Leprechaun Hats – The hats are so fun to make and the kids will love them, too!
Leprechaun Pancakes – Simple pancakes are so much fun to make as a family.
Veggie Rainbow – A healthy treat for the occasion! Kids will love it!
Homemade Green Velvet Cupcakes Recipe – Green velvet recipes are my favorite this time of year. If you love red velvet, try the green version!
Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe – The kids will never know that they’re eating spinach!
White Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Fudge – White chocolate fudge with mint is a true treat! Colorful and exciting!
Candy Spoons – Candy spoons are adorable and delicious and great for hot drinks.
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes For Kids – These festive cupcakes look like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!
Pot Of Gold Oreos – Making your very own pot of gold using Oreos is a great idea.
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Recipes
Stovetop Corned Beef and Cabbage – Fork-tender seasoned beef brisket is simmered for hours with vegetables in a flavorful broth. Every bite is deliciously juicy, melt-in-your-mouth tender, and packed with flavor. No wonder this dish is a classic!
“Shortcut” Irish Beef Stew — Made with ground beef, this Irish stew recipe cooks in about 30 minutes, instead of hours! But it is packed with flavor!
Potato Corn Chowder – Every bite of this easy chowder recipe is delicious and sure to warm your belly!
Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie Recipe – This is a classic St. Patrick’s Day dish that everyone will love.
Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls – Cabbage rolls…the Irish inspired way!
Air Fryer Corned Beef – Using your air fryer to make corned beef is such a great idea to save time!
Individual Shepherd’s Pies – Give everyone their own little pie for dinner. So fun!
Air Fryer Reuben Sandwich – Just when you thought you couldn’t love your air fryer even more – this recipes happens.
Irish Colcannon – Creamy, buttery mashed potatoes loaded with bits of cooked ham and buttery cabbage – and today, I’m sharing my favorite way to make this delicious dish with you!
St. Patrick’s Day Snacks and Appetizers
Shamrock Chips — Homemade green tortilla chips shaped like shamrocks. They’re tasty and easy!
Irish Soda Bread – Irish soda bread is a traditional Irish quick bread that’s perfect for dunking in soups and stews or for a St. Patrick’s Day meal.
Avocado Deviled Eggs – Who says that you can’t add a pop of tasty fun to your dinner table?
Irish Nachos – Fill up your belly with this simple nacho recipe, made with traditional corned beef.
Irish Potato Bites – Little bites of flavor perfection.
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Snack Tray- Need a fun idea for the day? Everyone will enjoy eating this tasty dish.
St. Patrick’s Day Drinks and Cocktails
Irish Margaritas – This green margarita recipe is a vibrant color and delicious blend of smoky tequila, smooth Irish whiskey, and bright citrus flavors. It’s a fun new green cocktail to try for St. Patrick’s Day!
Shamrock Shakes – Our cool green minty Shamrock Shake is an easy copycat recipe of the McDonald’s seasonal favorite! And with just 4 ingredients, it’s easy to make for St. Patrick’s Day or any time!
Irish Flag Jello Shots – These festive layered jello shots are inspired by the colors of the Irish flag.
Creamy Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cocktail – Looking for a fun drink to celebrate? This is it!
Lime Sherbet Punch (St. Patrick’s Day Punch) – The flavor of lime is so good and will be a huge hit! Perfect for a crowd or to sip on at home.
Witches Brew Drink – Even though this recipe was created with Halloween in mind, the bright green color makes it perfect for St. Patrick’s Day too!
The “Welsh Dragon” — Named for Ireland’s neighbor, the green color makes it perfect for the occasion!
Mint Irish Iced Coffee Cocktail Recipe – Need a good cocktail? This is it!
Irish Flag – I love how fun and delicious this shooter recipe is. Made in the colors of the Irish flag!
Green Demon – Need a super easy green drink recipe? This is the one!
Bailey’s Vietnamese style Coffee Cocktail — Made in the style of a Vietnamese coffee, but with Creamy Bailey’s Irish Liquor.
Do you have any favorite foods that you enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day? I’d love to hear your family traditions in the comments!