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

By F&W Editors Posted March 16, 2016

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

You don’t need to eat corned beef or black pudding or lamb to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All you need is a tall pint of Guinness (which may not be vegan-friendly, but will be soon) and one of these delicious, festive, meat-free recipes.

1. Irish Buttered Carrots 

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

2. Whiskey-Cheese Fondue 

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

3. Irish Potato Boxty 

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Boxty, classic Irish potato pancakes are usually a side dish, but are hearty enough to make for their own main.

4. Colcannon 

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

5. Winter-Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie 

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Use almost any vegetable you have around in this vegetarian take on a classic pub dish.

6. Irish Carrot Soup 

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

7. Healthy Potato and Spinach Casserole 

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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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