Some Easy Food Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

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Some Easy Food Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for some easy food ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? No problem! We will give you a few ideas on how to make your St. Patty’s Day celebration a little bit more fun and festive. And, of course, all of these recipes include the color green or some of the traditional symbols of St. Patrick’s Day, like potatoes and rainbows!


Try making some green eggs and ham for a festive and easy breakfast! All you need to do is add a few drops of green food coloring to your scrambled eggs. You can also use this technique for omelets or quiches. Simply add some chopped ham or bacon, and you’re all set!

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Shamrock pancakes. Add food dye to your pancake batter. Pour the mix into the center of a tin shamrock cookie cutter placed on a griddle. Wait for 2 to 3 minutes remove the cookie cutter and flip the pancake.

What could be any simpler than serving Lucky Charms cereal? Or dye milk green with food coloring and serve it with your favorite cereal.


Make green macaroni and cheese for a fun and easy pasta dish. Simply add a few drops of green food coloring to your favorite recipe or box mix of macaroni and cheese. Or you could also try using spinach noodles for a more traditional green pasta dish.

Rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches are sure to be a hit! Start by making your favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Then, using a shamrock cookie cutter, cut the sandwich into shamrock shapes. Finally, garnish with rainbow sprinkles or edible glitter for a touch of sparkle.

Shamrock pizza is another easy and fun way to enjoy pizza on St. Patrick’s Day. Start with a store-bought or homemade pizza crust. Then, using a shamrock cookie cutter, cut out shamrock shapes from the dough. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake according to the instructions for the crust.

Green Devil’s eggs. Hard-boil eggs, then peel them. Cut the egg in half lengthwise. Remove the yolk and put it into a bowl. Mash the yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar. Mix in some green food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green. Spoon the mixture back into the egg whites. You can also add some green piping gel to make them look extra festive!

Vegetables and Fruit:

Looking for some green vegetables to add to your St. Patrick’s Day menu? Look no further than Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or asparagus! These tasty and healthy veggies are the perfect addition to any meal. You can roast them, saute them, or even eat them raw with dip.

Make some green mashed potatoes! This is a great way to use up any leftover mashed potatoes you might have. Just add a few drops of green food coloring to the mashed potatoes and stir until evenly mixed. Serve with roasted chicken or beef for a complete meal.

Potatoes are the top export of Ireland. Twice-baked potatoes would be an excellent meal for St. Pat’s Day.

Make a green fruit platter using grapes, green apple slices, and sliced kiwi.

Make a rainbow fruit tray using strawberries, oranges, pineapple, and grapes to create arches of each fruit. Use the dip bowl as the cloud at the bottom of the rainbow.

Make a green vegetable tray -green peppers, broccoli, celery, and cucumbers.


Make your favorite bread dough recipe or thaw frozen bread dough. Make small dough balls and place 3 in a muffin tin (clover rolls). Add some green food dye to the egg whites and brush the top.

Make Green Garlic Bread by slicing partway through a loaf of French Bread. Mix butter with garlic salt or garlic powder. Add parsley or chives. Spread the bread slices with this mixture. Wrap in foil and heat in an oven until the butter melts and the bread is warm.


No St. Patrick’s Day is complete without some delicious green desserts! You can make a simple green cake or cupcakes by adding green food coloring to your favorite recipe. Or, try making these fun and festive mint chocolate chip cookies! Just use green food coloring in your sugar cookie dough, and add some chocolate chips and mint extract. Yum!

Another great option is this mint chocolate cake, perfect for any chocolate lover. It’s made with layers of moist chocolate cake, rich mint frosting, and plenty of chocolate chips. So good, no one will be able to resist!

Turn an oreo or another sandwich cookie into a gold coin by spraying with gold Wilton Color Mist Spray.

Have the kids help you make a Rainbow cake. Let them decorate the top of a frosted cake with rainbow-colored M & Ms laid in arches on top of the cake.

Cut a sponge cake into cubes. Frost or cover with whip cream. Sprinkle with pistachios or green-dyed shredded coconut. 

We hope you enjoy these easy food ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! From breakfast to dessert, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. And of course, don’t forget to wear your green and enjoy the festivities! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


What are some good breakfast options for St. Patrick’s Day?

Why not start the day off with some delicious green pancakes or waffles? Just add a few drops of green food coloring to your favorite pancake or waffle recipe, and you’re all set! You could also try making some green eggs and ham. Just add a little green food coloring to your scrambled eggs, or make an omelet with some green veggies like spinach or broccoli.

What are some good side dish options for St. Patrick’s Day?

Potatoes are the top export of Ireland. So, why not make some delicious twice-baked potatoes as a side dish? You could also try making a green vegetable tray with broccoli, celery, and cucumbers. Or, for something a little different, try making a rainbow fruit platter with grapes, green apples, and sliced kiwi.

What are some good dessert options for St. Patrick’s Day?

There are so many great options for St. Patrick’s Day desserts! You could make a simple green cake or cupcakes by adding green food coloring to your favorite recipe. Or, make some mint chocolate chip cookies with green food coloring in the dough and chocolate chips and mint extract for a delicious twist.

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29 Green Food Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

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See also:

St. Patrick’s Day Symbols and Blessings

Shamrock Cookies


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