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St. Patrick's Day Recipes for Everyone in the Family

10 St. Patricks Day Recipes to Make With and For the Kids

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These St. Patrick's Day recipes will have you enjoying the luck 'o the Irish all day long. Start off with a bowl of steel cut oatmeal (Irish oatmeal) or maple oat scones, follow up with some peanut butter and jelly on Irish soda bread sandwiches for lunch, and enjoy corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Pack oatmeal cookies in the kids' lunch boxes and serve chocolate mint brownies with fudge frosting for dessert!

1. Irish Soda Bread Recipe

St Patricks Day Recipes - Irish Soda Bread
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Delicious by itself, with butter, or as the bread for a St. Patrick's Day-inspired sandwich, this Irish soda bread recipe is guaranteed to be a hit with the kids.

 

2. Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Corned Beef and Cabbage
Stephanie Gallagher

It may not be truly Irish, but it's traditional for St. Patrick's Day in America. This corned beef and cabbage recipe is a cinch to prepare, too, because it's all done in the Crock pot.

 

3. Green Smoothie Recipe

St Patricks Day Recipes - Green Smoothie
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There is really nothing authentically Irish about this smoothie, but a holiday celebrating the Emerald Isle is a perfect way to get kids to try this vegetable smoothie. Call it an Emerald smoothie, and don't tell them there's kale in it. They'll never know.

 

4. Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe

st patricks day recipes - steel cut oatmeal
Stephanie Gallagher

This oatmeal recipe is creamy and delicious, and so simple, because it's made in the Crockpot. Just be sure to use Irish steel cut oats, or the oatmeal won't work.

 

5. Irish Stew Recipe

St Patricks Day Recipes - Irish Stew
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There's nothing like the soul-soothing flavors of this hearty Irish stew recipe. It's the ideal St. Patrick's Day dinner recipe, one the whole family will enjoy.

 

6. Colcannon Recipe

St. Patricks Day Recipes - Colcannon
Stephanie Gallagher

This authentic Irish dish is made of mashed potatoes, cabbage, onions and butter. A touch of bacon adds saltiness.

 

7. Roasted Potatoes Recipe

St. Patrick's Day Recipes - Roasted Potatoes
Stephanie Gallagher

Browned and crispy on the outside, yet soft on the inside, these roasted potatoes embody everything good about Ireland's most famous vegetable, making them a terrific St. Patrick's Day recipe.

 

8. Watergate Salad Recipe

Watergate Salad
Stephanie Gallagher

Green, creamy and sweet enough to be dessert, this Watergate salad is a retro recipe that kids love. Serve it as a side dish or a light dessert.

 

9. St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes Recipe

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
Stephanie Gallagher

These bright green cupcakes are the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe to make with kids.

 

10. Irish Mint Brownies Recipe

Irish Mint Brownies
Stephanie Gallagher

A layer of mint frosting makes these chocolate brownies fun for St. Patrick's Day. A dense chocolate brownie and another layer of fudge frosting makes them unbelievably delicious!

 

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