6 simple and frugal St. Patrick’s Day recipes

St. Patrick's Day Emerald EggsThe best part about holidays like St. Patrick’s Day – even if you’re not Irish – has to be the food. The only question is, which meals should you create to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day this Sunday? Below are six delicious ideas, and each of them are simple and affordable!

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE – This is the quintessential Irish dish (at least here in America) and for good reason: It’s delicious and simple! This recipe (link below) includes just four ingredients – corned beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage – tossed into a crocked pot along with the handy seasoning packet that comes with the corned beef. Five hours later … you’re Irish! (Via AllRecipes.com)

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE PIZZA – If firing up the crock pot and dumping in four ingredients is too easy for you, or if you’d like to put an interesting twist on a classic Irish-American dish, corned beef and cabbage pizza will definitely get the job done! (Via Food Network)

EMERALD EGGS – These might not be an authentic Irish dish, but these deviled eggs’ bright green filling (that’s them above) makes them a popular St. Patrick’s Day appetizer in the United States. The eggs include a slice of ham and the yolk gets it green hue thanks to some scallions and tarragon. (Via Food.com)

EASY SHEPHERD’S PIE – Shepherd’s pie is often associated with England, but it’s got strong Irish roots, too. This recipe uses ground beef – an American variation of the classic recipe – but the European version (where it’s called “Cottage Pie”) is made with lamb. Feel free to do the same! (Via Simply Recipes)

SODA BREAD BISCUITS – If you don’t feel like preparing a full Irish meal – or are looking for an Irish side for your Irish meal – these cute little biscuits will do the trick. They’re also super simple to make, which is always a good thing. (Via Epicurious)

IRISH POTATO PANCAKES – Also known as boxty, these potato pancakes have a unique “part pancake, part hash brown” texture thanks to a mixture of mashed and grated potatoes. What’s also nice about these pancakes is that you can have them with either breakfast or dinner – or both! (Via Chow)

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