Hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party? You’re probably thinking ALL about the booze. We get it, the Irish holiday is known for being a drinking holiday, so you’ve got to have a spread of everything from beer (green, perhaps?) to cocktails. While you’re planning what drinks to serve, just don’t forget about the food.With all those fun drinks, your party guests are going to need something to soak up all the booze (trust us). Instead of just putting out chips and dip (or heaven forbid, nothing at all), take inspiration from our list of 25 Irish appetizers.
The best thing about a holiday party is having a theme to work with. When it comes to food, St. Patrick’s Day is all about the corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage, so we’re transforming our favorite apps using those ingredients. Love nachos? Replace tortilla chips with potatoes and top with corned beef, and you’ve got yourself some St. Paddy’s Day nachos. What about dumplings? Make the wrappers out of cabbage for an adorable green version. Egg rolls? We love stuffing them with everything from cheesecake to buffalo chicken, and this holiday’s no different. Fill them with corned beef and russian dressing for the perfect handheld ode to a reuben sandwich. Love dip? Us too. We highly recommend a cheesy one, with a little corned beef or beer added — make it a Guinness to truly keep with the Irish theme. If all else fails, make homemade guacamole. Lucky for you, it’s everyone’s favorite green dip.
The spicy, tangy mustard is the perfect ingredient to play up the hoppy beer. You could go without the pretzeled biscuits and just serve the dip, but we don't recommend it.
Get the Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip recipe.
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these falafel are baked, not fried, for less mess. Make them mini and stick them with toothpicks for the perfect green appetizer.
What could possibly be better than a cheese-stuffed pretzel?
Get the Guinness Cheese Pretzel Bites recipe.
You've got to get some green on the table!
Get the Guacamole Deviled Eggs recipe.
Cabbage chips > kale chips.
Get the Cabbage Chips recipe.
These cheesy bites taste just like potato skins, but they're SO much easier.
Get the Potato Skin Bites recipe.
Keep the theme on point without the extra carbs.
Get the Low-Carb Reuben Wraps recipe.
Four ingredients and another way to consume beer on St. Patrick's Day. Score!
Get the Beer-Braised Chicken Nachos recipe.