Grab your shamrock cookie cutter, break out the green food colouring, and have some fun cooking with the kids this St. Patrick’s Day. From tricolour macaroons to shamrock pizzas, here’s 8 Fun & Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes your Kids (and Leprechauns!) will love.
#1. St Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Shamrocks
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#2. Pasta with Pesto
#3. Cheese on Toast with a Shamrock Twist
What could be more simple than cheese on toast? Melt red cheddar onto a slice of toast and cut out with a round cookie cutter. Add a slice of green pepper to the top to form a natural shamrock. As an alternative to toast you could use a savoury muffin.
#4. St Patrick’s Day Macaroons
Macaroons take a bit of time to prepare but if you watch this great video it will guide you through how to make perfect St Patrick’s Day Macaroons. Find the ingredients on Steves-Kitchen.com
#5. Shepherds Pie with a St Patrick’s Day Twist
For more confident cooks create a beautiful St Patrick’s Day dinner by cooking Shepherds Pie. And the twist? Use sweet potatoes as the topping and sprinkle over some finely chopped parsley to finish the makeover!
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#6. St Patrick’s Day Soup
Soups are so simple to make. This tasty potato soup can be prepared in advance and re-heated for after the St Patrick’s Day Parade. You could replace the sorrel with spinach to get the green colour.
#7. Shamrock Pizza
Using shop bought dough or a simple scone dough recipe for the base, everyone can add their own toppings to create the perfect shamrock pizza. See how to create your shamrock base over on Once Upon A Cutting Board.
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#8. Fruity Leprechaun
Getting your child to eat 5 portions of Fruit and Vegetables a day can sometimes be a chore. By letting them create fun art on their plate with portioned fruit and vegetables they will soon be asking for seconds! We especially like the fun fruit creations over on Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.
Over to you! Do you have a favourite St Patrick’s Day recipe? Share it with us in the comments below.