St Patrick’s Day is next week, and in an effort to get everyone excited about the holiday, I want to share some of my favorite St Patty’s Day recipes.  All are easy to make, themed for the holiday, and taste amazing.  The 4 recipes I’m going to cover in this blog can be standalone meals/appetizers or could be combined into one big SPD feast!  Here are the recipes:


Irish Nachos are a fun twist on traditional nachos because they are essentially the same thing, but you use potatoes in place of tortilla chips.  The potatoes are sliced thin and baked until they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  They are topped with melted cheese, crumbled bacon, green onion, sour cream, etc.  It’s a crowd-pleasing appetizer or side dish that is perfect for your St Patrick’s Day party.

The recipe can be found here.

Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  If you have an oven safe flat-bottomed skillet, get that out and set it aside.  If you do not, simply use a pie dish.

Wash the potatoes and slice into 1/8 – ¼ inch rounds, keep the skin on.  Add the potatoes to a large bowl.  Add the olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Toss to coat.

Pour the potato sliced onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into an even later.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven, flip the potatoes, and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Remove the potatoes from the baking sheet and place in a flat iron skillet or round baking dish in an even layer, overlapping slightly.  Top with cheddar cheese and the crumbled bacon.  Return to the oven for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Top with green onions and sour cream.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

Guinness Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are made up of tender, pulled chicken that is coated in a lovely mixture of Guinness beer, BBQ sauce, and seasoning.  The combination of flavors is perfect, and you can add your own toppings to the sandwich to really make it your own.  Plus, this is a slow cooker recipe, so you simply set it and forget it all day.

The recipe can be found here.

Start by placing the chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker.  Top with garlic powder, minced onion, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.  Add the Guinness.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours then remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred it.  Place the chicken back in the slow cooker and stir to combine.  Add the BBQ sauce and stir to combine again.  Keep the chicken warm until ready to serve.

Once ready to serve, add a heaping scoop of chicken to hamburger buns and enjoy!  I like to add some sliced onion but lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc. would all make a great sandwich.

The recipe can be found here.

I like to use 2 bottles of Guinness so the chicken stays nice and moist, but you can cut back on the Guinness if you prefer.  I’m more comfortable with this as I tend to start the slow cooker before leaving for work and then I don’t have to worry about the chicken drying out.  Another option is to use 2 bottles of Guinness and drain some of the liquid before shredding the chicken if you think it’s too much.

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Bars are exactly what they sound like 😊 Rice Krispie bars but you substitute Lucky Charms cereal (including the colorful marshmallows) for Rice Krispie cereal.  These are amazing and the little marshmallows add extra texture to each bite.  You can add green food coloring if you really want to go all out for St Patty’s Day, but these are festive enough on their own, in my opinion.  They are super ooey-gooey and loaded with marshmallows to help keep them soft and chewy.

The recipe can be found here.

Start by spraying an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Add the Lucky Charms to a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat.  Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Pour over the Lucky Charms and stir until fully coated.

Pour into the prepared baking pan and press in an even layer.  The mixture will be sticky so you might want to spritz your hands with cooking spray, or you will have a mess!  The cooking spray will prevent the marshmallow bars from sticking to your fingers while you work.  Set the pan aside to set.

Once ready, slice into squares and enjoy!  Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container with wax paper between layers to prevent sticking.

The recipe can be found here.

These are super yummy!  I might have gone a little overboard with the marshmallows (they were really gooey) but that’s better than having dry, hard marshmallow bars!

Drunk Leprechaun is a fruity cocktail that is perfectly colored for St Patrick’s Day because it’s green!  It’s made with vodka, blue curacao, and orange juice.  It’s light, refreshing, and the drink of choice for anyone avoiding whiskey and Irish beer……

The recipe can be found here.  This recipe is for ONE cocktail.

Start by filling a lowball glass with ice.  Add the vodka and blue curacao then top with orange juice.  Stir to combine.  The orange juice and blue curacao colors should create a green hue when mixed.  If you want a more vibrant shade of green, add a few drops of food coloring, but I personally don’t think this is necessary.

Garnish with a cherry and enjoy!

If you want to be extra festive, add some edible glitter to your cocktail.  It won’t affect the flavor of the cocktail but will give it a shimmery look.  It’s super fun!

The recipe can be found here.

These recipes are super simple yet delicious!  I hope they provide inspiration as you gear up for St Patrick’s Day and any celebrating you might do.

Happy Cooking and Happy St Patty’s Day!

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