Of all the holidays, I always seem to need the most help finding cool St. Patrick’s Day recipes, because no thank you to recipe after recipe of artificially dyed green food. (And can we all agree that green doesn’t work for every dish?) Also, while I love shepherd’s pie, hearty stews, and Irish soda bread, I’m thinking they’re not likely to get made on a weeknight. So instead, we’ve got fun, easy, and even natural dye-free green St. Patrick’s Day recipes that you can whip up at the last minute.

Yes, there are a few baked goods in the mix, but nothing that you can’t make using cake mix or store-bought shortcuts. So go ahead and make every meal of the day lucky this St. Patrick’s Day. It’s so easy it’ll almost feel like magic.

Top: Drunken Shamrock Shake at BuzzFeed | Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage | Rainbow Pancakes at Oh Joy!

St. Patrick’s Day Meals: Breakfast, School Lunch, and Dinner

The most adorable St. Patrick's Day lunch idea ever—and easy to make, too: A Leprechaun Lunchbox! | Meet the Dubiens

Leprechaun Lunchbox | Meet The Dubiens

7 adorable school lunch ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker for an easy St. Patrick’s Day feast.

Dye free recipes for every meal of the day on St. Patrick’s Day.



St. Patrick’s Day Snacks

Simple and festive: Lucky Charms Popcorn for a St. Patrick's Day (or any day!) treat | Paper & Stitch

Lucky Charms Popcorn | Paper & Stitch

5 Lucky Charms recipes for St. Patrick’s Day.

Giant “Lucky Charms” Sugar Cookies. So fun!


St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

These gorgeous Rainbow Frosting Cupcakes are easier than they look to make (especially if you use store-bought cupcakes!). They're a perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe or kids party treat! | Sprinkle Bakes

Rainbow Frosting Cupcakes | Sprinkle Bakes

6 of the most impressive rainbow recipes for St. Patrick’s Day.

4 Lucky Charms desserts that are all about those marshmallows.

The best boozy desserts for St. Patrick’s Day, from Creme de Menthe Brownies to a Guinness Milkshake.


St. Patrick’s Day Drinks

Beer for St. Patrick's Day? Definitely when it's served up as this Golden Ale Beer Cocktail! | The Beeroness

Golden Beer Cocktail | The Beeroness

5 fantastic beer cocktails that are a step up from a bunch of bottles in a bucket of ice.

All natural, dye free Shamrock Shake recipes.

5 copycat Shamrock Shake recipes.