St Patrick's Day Meal Ideas

I love any reason to celebrate, and my kids are no different. And what better way to mark St. Patrick’s Day than by bringing some extra fun into mealtime? Check out my St. Patrick’s Day meal ideas that the whole family will enjoy.


Green Pancakes Start off your day with some green pancakes: a classic St. Patrick’s Day breakfast the kids will love! There’s something so much fun about adding a green twist to everyday breakfast food. You could add green food coloring to your favorite pancake recipe, or for a dye-free option, try this green pancake recipe from Super Healthy Kids that sneaks in some spinach. 

Shamrock Eggs Another fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea for the kids: shamrock eggs! This egg recipe is super simple and a fun way to start off your day. Check out this recipe from the Kids Activities Blog.

P.S. Did you know? This year, Lucky Charms came out with a special-edition box of cereal that includes clover charms to magically turn milk green. How fun is that? 


Green Mac & Cheese You’ve heard of green eggs and ham, but have you heard of green mac and cheese?  When I started looking for unique St. Patrick’s Day lunch ideas for the family, I came upon this veggie-packed and fun mac and cheese recipe from Weelicious. I can’t wait to try it! 

Corned Beef Leprechaun Cheeseball As soon as I came across this cheeseball recipe from Handmade in the Heartland I knew I had to include it on this list. This is definitely a St. Patrick’s Day lunch the kids will love—check out how cute and fun it is! 


Corned Beef & Veggies Looking for a classic St. Patrick’s Day dinner idea? Irish-style corned beef is many people’s go-to meal to celebrate.  Try this easy-to-follow corned beef recipe from Bon Appetit.

Beef Stew If you need a kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day meal that adults will love too, try my beef stew recipe that’s perfect for chilly days. It’s a great slow cooker recipe and makes for excellent leftovers you can enjoy for lunch the next day!


Shamrock Cookies If you’re looking for a quick and fun St. Patrick’s Day dessert, Shamrock Cookies will be an instant hit! They’re fun to bake with the kids and are sure to bring the luck of the Irish to your celebration. Or get creative with more St. Patrick’s Day-themed desserts—I found lots of fun and affordable cookie cutters here. 

Check out this cookie recipe from Taste of Home

St. Patrick’s Day Trail Mix The best thing about this St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipe? There’s no baking required, so it’s a quick and easy treat to make with your kids. It’s also a great snack your kids can make on their own. Check out the recipe from Pretty Providence here