Green foods collage, top left green layered cake, top right green burritos topped with salsa verde, bottom left spinach pizza, bottom right shamrock shake.

Green Foods Galore: 21 Great Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by serving fun green foods, such as shamrock-shaped tortilla chips, burritos, Irish coffee cookies, and green pudding shots. 

While most of these aren’t traditional Irish recipes, their green color makes them perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. 

Green Foods For St. Patrick’s Day

This leprechaun-approved recipe list features all sorts of green foods for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Includes mains, sides, cocktails, desserts, snacks, appetizers, and more. 

Green Goddess Salad

Green goddess salad in a white bowl with a pink background.
Photo Credit: Love From The Oven

Various veggies are swimming in a sea of creamy green goddess salad dressing. Scoop it up with tortilla chips for some extra crunch.

Get the Recipe: Green Goddess Salad

Rainbow Irish Whiskey Cocktail

Glass of green cocktail with rainbow rimmed glass and cherry and rainbow sucker garnish on a white background.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

This festive cocktail is packed with fruit flavor from the melon liqueur and sour apple schnapps.

The rainbow sugar rim and garnishes are a fun touch.

Get the Recipe: Rainbow Irish Whiskey Cocktail

Green Burritos

Red platter of burritos topped with green salsa on a white background.
Photo Credit: Quiche My Grits

If you want to change it up from corned beef and cabbage, try these tasty salsa verde chicken burritos. 

Get the Recipe: Green Burritos

Homemade Shamrock Shake

Green Shamrock Shake in a cup with a gold straw on a white background.
Photo Credit: Beeyond Cereal

Make a homemade version of the wildly popular mint shake from McDonald’s. 

Get the Recipe: Homemade Shamrock Shake

Colcannon with Kale

Colcannon with Kale in a white bowl on a dark background.
Photo Credit: She Keeps A Lovely Home

This traditional Irish potato recipe is the perfect side for your St. Patrick’s Day feast. It’s cheesy, creamy, and tasty.  

Get the Recipe: Colcannon with Kale

Shamrock Tortilla Chips and Spinach Dip

Shamrock Tortilla Chips on a plate with a bowl of dip on a white background.
Photo Credit: In The Kids Kitchen

Both kids and adults will love dipping these shamrock-shaped chips into creamy spinach dip. 

Get the Recipe: Shamrock Tortilla Chips and Spinach Dip

Green Spaghetti

Green Spaghetti with green garnish on a black plate.
Photo Credit: Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Spice up your spaghetti with this decadent poblano pepper sauce. 

Get the Recipe: Green Spaghetti

Spinach Alfredo Pizza

Spinach Alfredo Pizza on a baking sheet.
Photo Credit: Quiche My Grits

The puff pastry crust is cooked to golden perfection and topped with alfredo, spinach, artichoke hearts, and other yummy ingredients.

Get the Recipe: Spinach Alfredo Pizza

Matcha Cookies

Matcha Cookies on a cooling rack on a grey background.
Photo Credit: Spatula Desserts

These chewy cookies have the best flavor combo: white chocolate and matcha.

Get the Recipe: Matcha Cookies

Irish Coffee Shamrock Cookies

Shamrock Cookies with green frosting on a white plate. And a light background.
Photo Credit: Baked Collective

These cute shamrock cookies have a beautiful coffee flavor and Irish cream infused frosting.

Get the Recipe: Irish Coffee Shamrock Cookies

Adults will love the cookies, but here are some St. Patrick’s Day desserts for kids if you need something more kid-friendly. 

Easy Guacamole

Guacamole in a bowl with tortilla on a light background.
Photo Credit: Rae Public

Guacamole makes an excellent St. Patrick’s Day appetizer. This recipe only takes five minutes to make. 

Get the Recipe: Easy Guacamole

St. Patrick’s Day Cinnamon Rolls

Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls with green frosting on a green shamrock background.
Photo Credit: The Soccer Mom Blog

Start your St. Patrick’s Day off right with these cute shamrock cinnamon rolls. 

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Cinnamon Rolls

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake

Green lime cheesecake on a white plate and cake stand.
Photo Credit: Blue Bowl Recipes

Not only is this cheesecake impressive to look at, but it’s delicious, too. The homemade graham cracker crust is heavenly.

Get the Recipe: Key Lime Pie Cheesecake

Creamed Cabbage with Bacon

Cabbage and Bacon in a white bowl.
Photo Credit: Maes Menu

A crowd-pleasing side dish, this creamed cabbage recipe is packed with bacon and is incredibly simple to make.  

Get the Recipe: Creamed Cabbage with Bacon

Green Fruit Cups

Brown cups of green fruit decorated with St. Patrick's Day decorations on a white background.
Photo Credit: Daisies and Pie

These green-themed fruit cups are such a cute idea for kids. 

Get the Recipe: Green Fruit Cups

Oreo Mint Chocolate Cake

Layered green cake topped with whip cream and chocolate. And a slice of cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Soccer Mom Blog

With pretty green ombre layers, this cake is a showstopper.  

Get the Recipe: Oreo Mint Chocolate Cake

Avocado Toast 

Three slices of avocado toast on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Love Incredible Recipes

This avocado toast is a simple St. Patrick’s Day breakfast ready in just ten minutes.

Get the Recipe: Avocado Toast

St. Patrick’s Day Pudding Shots

Green Pudding Shot in a cup topped with whip cream and lucky charms.
Photo Credit: Everyday Shortcuts

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by making vanilla and Irish cream flavored pudding shots. 

Substitutions are included to make this non-alcoholic.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Pudding Shots

Here are more St. Patrick’s Day Irish cream Bailey’s drinks and cocktails.

Green Veggie and Fruit Board

Platter of green fruits and vegetables.
Photo Credit: Delicious Table

This board features a variety of green fruits and vegetables and creamy avocado dip.

Get the Recipe: Green Veggie and Fruit Board

Pistachio Fluff (Watergate Salad)

Pistachio fluff in bowl topped with a cherry.
Photo Credit: Finding Zest

Pistacio fluff salad, or Watergate salad, is filled with pistachio, fruit, and marshmallow flavors. 

Get the Recipe: Pistachio Fluff

Corned Beef Spinach Roll-Ups

Green corn beef rollups on a shamrock plate.
Photo Credit: Sip and Savor The Seasons

A creative spin on corned beef and cabbage, these wraps are made with corned beef, sauerkraut and other ingredients.

Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Spinach Roll-Ups

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