20 Best Appetizers for St. Patrick’s Day

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Whether you are throwing a party or just having a family night celebration, having appetizers for St. Patrick’s Day that are on-theme are a must! So what does it take to make appetizers into St. Patrick’s day appetizers? Well, they probably just need to be green or have some green in them. But there are some traditional St. Patrick’s day appetizers that we won’t miss mentioning on our list as well!

Your party guests or family will love a festive spread of these traditional Irish foods along with some fun modern day customs. So grab your Guinness beer or your green juice, however you roll, and get started planning your Irish party recipes with these 20 green snacks to get your party started right.

20 Appetizers for St Patrick’s Day

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1. Creamy Chipotle Ranch Dip With Bell Peppers

This sour cream based dip is the perfect appetizer dip to scoop up with some green peppers. It has a cool flavor with a kick of chipotle and the best part is it’s really quick and easy. This one is a great appetizer idea if you don’t want to go all out, but still want to add a little St. Patrick’s day inspiration with green foods.

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2. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Here’s another use of a green food to make a delicious appetizer for an Irish-themed party. This recipe is savory and spicy with cream cheese to cool things off. This might not be one of the traditional Irish appetizers, but it will fit in with the ultimate spread for your St. Patty’s day party because of its green color.

3. Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is such a popular dip for parties and it has green in it too, so of course I had to include it on this list. People gravitate to warm, creamy spinach dip so it makes a great addition to any get together. The best appetizers are the ones you can just toss together, mix, and bake. This recipe is one of those super easy kind of recipes.

4. Pesto Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

We don’t call this crack bread for nothing! This easy St. Patrick’s day appetizer is mouth watering and it will go fast! Pesto gives it its festive green color to fit in with the other green appetizers. This is so easy and so delicious, you might want to make a backup!

5. Baked Bacon Cheddar Cheese Dip

This dip looks like you put a lot of work into it, but really it’s one of the easiest recipes ever. Topped with green onions, this is a great recipe for St. Paddy’s day! This appetizer has the kind of flavor that never fails at a party!

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6. Corn Avocado Salsa

Grab the tortilla chips, this recipe brings in the color green and a burst of simple, yet delicious flavors! It’s always good to have a mix of hot and cold appetizers. This one is a cold dish with savory flavors. Mix that with some salty tortilla chips and your guests will keep coming back for more until it’s gone!

7. Reuben Dip from The Gracious Wife

Corned beef is a traditional ingredient in Irish recipes, and it’s often enjoyed on St. Patrick’s day along with sauerkraut. This classic Reuben dip from The Gracious Wife will be a big hit at your party. You only need five simple ingredients and 25 minutes to make this creamy dish!

8. Irish Soda Bread from Taste of the Frontier

Irish soda bread is another traditional Irish food that works well as an appetizer and can be used to scoop up dips, like the Reuben dip above. Making bread sounds intimidating for many people who have never tried it. Depending on the recipe and type of bread, it can be quite simple. Irish soda bread has only four ingredients and surprisingly is easy to make.

9. Corned Beef Leprechaun Cheeseball from Handmade in the Heartland

This is the cutest cheeseball to make as a party appetizer. It’s ingredients include a mix of salty and savory flavors with creamy and crunchy textures. Everyone will get a good laugh out of seeing this cheeseball and they’ll love eating it too!

10. St. Patty’s Day Dunkaroo Dip from Savory Experiments

Who doesn’t love dunkaroo dip? This sweet dip is colored green for St. Patrick’s day but has that same familiar flavor everyone loves. Adding a sweet option to your appetizers helps round out your spread so there’s something for everyone.

11. Irish Nachos from Cooking With Curls

Irish potato nachos are a great appetizer to share for a small family gathering where they’ll be eaten up while they’re still fresh and their cheese is still gooey. This recipe, topped with sour cream, pico, green onions, and cilantro looks like one that will disappear quickly.

12. Stuffed Reuben Pull Apart Bread from Around My Family Table

This stuffed Reuben bread is another take on the classic Reuben sandwich but in bit-sized pull apart pieces. With only five ingredients and about 15 to 20 minutes you can have a to-die-for appetizer that will be a huge hit.

13. Irish Egg Rolls from Home Made Interest

Traditionally, the Irish eat corned beef, cabbage, and boiled potatoes on St. Patrick’s day. These egg rolls are a genius appetizer twist on that classic combo. The corned beef and cabbage flavors are combined with crispy egg roll wrappers and dipped in a creamy parsley sauce for what I can only imagine will probably be your new favorite way to eat corned beef.

14. Corned Beef Canapes from Around My Family Table

These little corned beef creations look seriously fancy but they are seriously easy to throw together. You can use canned biscuits or some of that Irish soda bread we talked about earlier. These appetizers look so fancy, they deserve to be called hors d’oeuvres just because it sounds fancier. These will impress your guests!

15. Reuben Quesadillas from Kudos Kitchen

This is another take on the classic Reuben that’s great for serving as an appetizer. A Reuben quesadilla can be cut into appetizer-size pieces, making them great finger foods. Kudos Kitchen even includes a homemade 1000 island dressing recipe for dipper that sounds divine!

16. Rainbow Fruit Tray from The Joys of Boys

The Joys of Boys is coming through for us with this incredibly easy rainbow fruit tray. Do you ever find yourself needing a fast and easy appetizer to take to a party or you feel like your spread just needs one more thing and you want it to be something simple? This is the thing you’re looking for!

17. Green Fruit Skewers from Get Creative Juice

Here’s another take on serving fruit as an appetizer for St. Patty’s day. These skewers make eating fruit at a party easier and the green fruit makes it super festive!

18. Shamrock Tortilla Chips from Spiced

These are so cute! These shamrock shaped chips would be great to serve with any of the dips listed here! These are so easy too! All you need is three ingredients and a cookie cutter in a shamrock shape.

19. Ombre Veggie Tray from Crate and Barrel

A veggie tray is a staple in an appetizer spread. It’s always a great idea to have a healthier option available so there is something available for anyone and their diet and lifestyle. This ombre veggie tray is beautifully bright and green all over!

20. Avocado Deviled Eggs from This Mama Cooks

This nod to classic deviled eggs is a bit healthier and definitely more festive for your St. Patrick’s day get together! It uses avocado and plain yogurt in place of mayo, which makes it better for you and brings in that green color for the occasion.

Any of the recipes here, or a combination of any of them, will be a great way to kick off your St. Patrick’s day party or enjoy a nice spread of treats for a family night celebration!

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