We’ve gathered more than 20 Healthy Irish Recipes to inspire you for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, including breakfast drinks and day-starters, sandwiches and stews, potatoes and cabbage sides, and decadent desserts bolstered by Guinness stout.
You’ll find a mix of authentic Irish recipes as well as Irish-American style to inspire a twist on the traditional fare to keep it healthy and delicious.
Our family’s favorite year after year is our Grilled Reuben Sandwiches with Homemade Russian Dressing. We make this recipe with uncured corned beef and fresh sprouted rye buns—seriously the best Reubens anywhere.
This St. Patrick’s Day roundup of healthy Irish recipes will keep you celebrating from breakfast through dinner, then dessert!
“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.”
“Top O’ The Mornin’ To Ya” Drinks and Breakfast Ideas
Start your day with our homemade Non-dairy Irish Coffee Creamer or turn it into an Irish Coffee later in the day with a bit of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Irish Coffee Creamer (Non-Dairy)
Minty Shamrock Vegan Smoothie
Irish Soda Bread Muffins
Low Carb Green Smoothie Bowl
“May your home be filled with laughter, may your pockets be filled with gold, and may you have all the happiness your Irish heart can hold.”
Healthy Stews, Soups, and Sandwich Recipes
Simple Irish beef stews, corned beef sandwiches, and shepherd’s pie (including vegetarian) take center stage on St. Patrick’s Day.
Guinness Irish Beef Stew
Paleo Brunswick Stew in the Instant Pot
Green Pea and Broccoli Soup
Triple Whiskey Glazed Corned Beef
Bangers & Mash with Guinness Gravy
Shepherd’s Pie in the Instant Pot
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”
Cabbage and Potato Side Dishes with Fresh Baked Bread
It’s okay, go ahead and grill that cabbage—it’s fabulous when grilled. Add comforting potatoes and classic Irish Soda Bread (including gluten-free) to round out your St. Paddy’s Day feast.
Grilled Cabbage with Classic Caesar Dressing
Keto Instant Pot Cabbage Pancetta in Cream Sauce
Sweet Potato Colcannon with Kale and Chives
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Garlic Parmesan Colcannon
Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread
May your hearth be warm,
Your holidays grand,
And your heart held gently
In the good Lord’s hand.
Healthy Dessert Recipes for a Sweet Finish
Bring on the chocolate with stout and healthy, naturally green dessert that will leave you satisfied without the weird food coloring. We include Irish Cream Coffee as a dessert option as a fitting way to celebrate—“Yeah, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. Everyone’s Irish tonight.”
Guinness Stout Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes with Salted Caramel Sauce
Healthy Guinness Chocolate Cake
Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars
Irish Cream Coffee
May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you.
John / Kitchen Riffs says
Such a fun holiday — always enjoy the food and drink associated with it. Super collection of recipes — thanks.
Judy Purcell says
Thanks John, it is a fun holiday. 🙂