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 are 8 fun & easy St Patrick’s Day recipes your kids will love.
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Liven up St Patrick’s Day with our green inspired recipes. All easy to make and all guaranteed to give you clean plates!
Fun and Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes
#1. St Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Shamrocks
Rice Krispie buns are always a big hit with kids, and even a preschooler could make this fun recipe from Try Me Tonight with a little bit of help.
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#2. Pasta with Pesto
This quick and easy pesto recipe will transform a bowl of pasta into a St Patrick’s Day supper. For a tasty alternative to regular pesto, try our vegan pesto recipe.
#3. Cheese on Toast with a Shamrock Twist
What could be more simple than cheese on toast? Follow these instructions on Snappening.com and melt 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.
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#4. St Patrick’s Day Macarons
Macarons take a bit of time to prepare but if you watch this great video from Steves-Kitchen.com it will guide you through how to make perfect St Patrick’s Day macarons.
#5. Shepherd’s Pie with a St Patrick’s Day Twist
For more confident cooks, create a beautiful St Patrick’s Day dinner by cooking shepherd’s pie like this one from Taste.com.au – and the twist? Use sweet potatoes as the topping, then sprinkle over some finely chopped parsley or thyme to finish the makeover!
#6. St Patrick’s Day Soup
Soups are so simple to make, and this tasty potato soup from Bord Bia can be prepared in advance and reheated for after the St Patrick’s Day Parade. You could replace the sorrel with spinach to get a brighter green colour.
#7. Shamrock Pizza
This is a cool idea from Once Upon A Cutting Board to make Shamrock Pizzas. Using shop-bought dough or a simple scone dough recipe for the base, everyone can add their own toppings to create their own customised shamrock pizza!
#8. Fruity Leprechaun
These fun fruit creations over on Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons are so cute. Getting your child to eat five 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!
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Does your family have favourite St Patrick’s Day recipes? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!