Vegetarian Recipes for a Corned Beef-Free St. Patrick's Day

The best ways to eat vegetarian on St. Patrick's Day.

You don’t need to eat corned beef, black pudding or lamb to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All you need is a tall pint of Guinness and one of these delicious, festive, meat-free recipes.

1. Irish Buttered Carrots 

Good quality Irish butter is the key to this simple dish.

2. Whiskey-Cheese Fondue 

This terrific cheddar-Jack cheese fondue includes whiskey, which adds a great kick.

3. Irish Potato Boxty 

These classic Irish potato pancakes are usually a side dish, but are hearty enough to be a main.

4. Colcannon 

This is a deliciously rustic recipe for a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage.

5. Winter-Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie 

You can use almost any vegetable you have in your fridge in this vegetarian take on a classic pub dish.

6. Irish Carrot Soup 

This warming soup is thickened with potato and made rich with cream.

7. Healthy Potato and Spinach Casserole 

A simple mix of vegetable stock and olive oil replaces the usual milk and butter in this lightened-up mashed potato casserole. A little cooked spinach adds even more goodness.

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