With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, start planning for a hearty, healthy and delicious dinner your whole family is sure to love! Give the kids a lesson in Irish culture and feed them something more than Lucky Charms to get them in the spirit this year. St. Paddy’s Day is not all about green food, but rather wholesome, family friendly meals that bring everyone to the table on a chilly (in Ireland, oftentimes wet) wintery evening. As the cold temperatures around the country don’t seem to be getting any warmer right now, any of these meals are sure to “stick to your bones” and have everyone asking for seconds.
St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
Simple and delicious, this slow cooker meal can be prepped in the morning and eaten in the evening, no muss – no fuss in between. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, this meal is also ideal for busy weeknights as you can start the slow cooker in the morning and come home to the incredible aromas and convenience of a ready-to-eat meal. For an added taste whip together a bit of Dijon mustard and brown sugar as a dipping sauce, or spread over the top of the finished corned beef and broil for a few minutes.
Don’t leave out any of your loved ones this Saint Patrick’s Day even if they eat a paleo, autoimmune or any other specialized diet with this truly homemade meal. Traditional (or store-bought) corned beef unfortunately has a ton of additives and is not usually approved on many diets. With a little additional planning you can brine and boil or slow cook your own delicious corned beef this year making sure everyone can enjoy a holiday dinner around the table together.
According to the groundhog winter is sticking around this year so whip up an Irish meal sure to warm everyone up and keep them full this St. Paddy’s Day. Delicious alone or over mashed potatoes this hearty, healthy stew is perfect for cold nights and even delicious as leftovers for lunch.
Buttery and delicious this traditional Irish side (which you have likely never tried) is a must-have and might even become a staple around your home. The mixture of potatoes and greens gives a great texture and crunch to otherwise “boring” mashed potatoes. Even the kids will love it with the added bonus of getting some greens into their diet!
Perfect for dinner or lunches these non-traditional cabbage rolls incorporate all the fixings of a St. Patrick’s Day dinner into a quick and easy roll-up. If you are planning a daytime meal, attending a St. Paddy’s Day potluck at church, or want to use your leftover corned beef brisket these rolls are sure to please.
A year-round favorite for some Irish Boxty (otherwise known as potato pancakes) are delicious and sure to be loved by all, especially the kids! Eat alone, as a side, or topped with sour cream and cheese for a warm, tender yet crispy and filling dish.
This simple and hearty Irish casserole is perfect for a cold winter’s night, Sunday brunch or anything in between. With tons of simple variations available, including the ability to make ahead and freeze this dish, you are sure to make a meal everyone in your family loves! With a meaty filling, veggies included, and a fluffy potato topping this all-in-one dinner is perfect for busy families on the go.
No stew, casserole, or hot evening meal is complete without the bread and butter. This St. Patrick’s Day make an easy loaf of Irish Soda Bread to enjoy alongside your hearty dinner no matter the main dish selection. So simple to whip up and with the ability to add raisins, currants or other tasty tidbits to this loaf you’ll be eating this year round once you try it.
This St. Patrick’s Day incorporate all the traditional Irish flavors of lamb and vegetables into this thick and creamy dish. Perfect over potatoes either mashed, smashed or whole this one-pot dinner is simple to simmer and cook all-in-one pot for an easy meal and even easier clean up.
Simple to make, gorgeous to serve, and delicious to eat, this Rainbow Bundt Cake will be the center of attention at your Saint Patrick’s Day dinner! This delicious dessert is sure to get everyone in the festive holiday spirit and will ensure the kids even eat all of their veggies for a sweet and colorful slice of this cake.
If you are home with the kids this Saint Patrick’s Day check out 5 ways to make St. Patrick’s Day special for your kids for some fun craft and activity ideas.