St. Patrick's Day Recipes You Can Make at the Last Minute!


shamrock mini cupcakes Forgot to plan St. Patrick’s Day’s recipes ahead of time? We understand. It sneaks up on you. The middle of March is always colder than you expect it to be and so then you’re like “Wait, it the 17th? How did that happen? It feels like it’s still February.” It’s even worse for us because St. Patrick’s Day is our dog’s birthday, so not only are we totally going to forget about St. Patrick’s Day, our dog is also going to come into the kitchen all expectantly and then we have to run to the store and buy him a Corinthian leather leash or whatever and try to pretend like it wasn’t a last-minute purchase. Like I said, we understand. We’re not here to judge, we’re here to help. Here are three great St. Patrick’s Day ideas that you can whip up whether you need something green, something Irish or both. From corned beef and cabbage to cupcakes, we’ve got it all.

Shamrock Mini-Cupcakes

If you need a last minute dessert, these cupcakes only have four steps. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Don’t have a mini-cupcake tin?  Just make regular sized ones.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

It’s not authentically Irish, but it is authentically Irish-American, which kind of makes it the perfect dish for St. Patrick’s Day which has always been more important to the Irish diaspora than to the Irish themselves. Besides, when something tastes this good who cares if it’s authentic or not?


Irish Soda Bread

Now this is something that’s authentically Irish and bread-making doesn’t get much simpler. Send it with your kids lunch or set it out with a soft cheese if you’re having a party.


Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because sometimes you just need something that’s delicious and happens to be green. Well, just this one time of year you need something that’s delicious and happens to be green. In any event, these mint chocolate chip cookies are delicious and green.