St. Patrick’s Day brings with it an inherent need to eat, drink, and be merry, all the while socializing with close friends and family or strangers alike. Some yummy St. Patrick’s Day appetizers can help to ensure your Irish festivities kick off without a hitch. Whether you love corned beef, potatoes, Guinness, or something else entirely, you can certainly find the right spread of Irish appetizers to suit your own preferences as well as tickling the taste buds of all your guests. Before it gets too close to March 17, check out these St. Patrick’s food appetizer ideas to get you started, and then you can worry about festive St. Patrick’s Day drinks to whet your appetite even more!
No matter if your group size is great or small you can put together a delicious selection of Irish apps to enjoy with your green beer or St. Patty’s cocktails. Here are a few fun ideas for delicious St. Patrick’s Day appetizers you can make and enjoy at home or bring with you to someone else’s festivities:
Warm Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
Spinach dip is a great party staple and even more appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day. This fun recipe for a spinach dip bread bowl whips up enough servings for 10 to 12 people, making it a great St. Patty’s Day appetizer choice for your Irish lunch or dinner party. Check out the Warm Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl recipe to ensure your guests have a fun and delicious Irish snack to enjoy at your party.
Irish Cheese Fondue
As far as interactive and fun St. Patrick’s Day appetizers, don’t forget about a festive Irish cheese fondue setup. You can dip potato wedges, raw veggies, and crusty bread into yummy melted cheese. If you wish, you can expand your Irish fondue experience to include chunks of chicken, beef, or shrimp. For great inspiration, check out this awesome post on Irish Cheese Fondue.
Paddy’s Reuben Dip
Just like the Reuben sandwich, this fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day appetizer features corned beef in a yummy dip that goes great with crackers or chips. Simply pop the ingredients in a slow cooker and serve it as a tasty appetizer or St. Patty’s Day snack. Check out the Paddy’s Reuben Dip recipe to make your own.
Beef & Guinness Stew
This Irish beef stew makes a wonderful addition to your spread of St. Patrick’s Day appetizers. Simmering in dark beer makes the beef and veggies tender and perfect. Cook up a pot of this traditional Irish appetizer for your St. Patty’s Day festivities. Try the recipe for Beef & Guinness Stew just in time for March 17!
Shepherd’s Pie Minis
For a fun spin on a traditional favorite, make your own mini Shepherd’s Pies for St. Patrick’s food appetizers at your next gathering. Simply use the same recipe for Shepherd’s Pie that you normally would and just change the baking dish. Make your Shepherd’s Pie minis in smaller oven-safe soufflé cups or in muffin tins for the perfect appetizer portions. If you use the muffin pans, be sure to put in the cupcake wrappers so your Shepherd’s Pies become mobile enough to move from pan to plate.
What other fun and delicious St. Patrick’s food, appetizers, and snacks do you enjoy this time of year? If you have any other suggestions or thoughts on these St. Patrick’s Day appetizer suggestions, please share your feedback and ideas in our comments below. Also, don’t forget to try some other St. Patrick’s Day cocktails and green drinks for even more fun.