St Patrick’s Day Meal Ideas | Low Carb & Keto Recipes

St Patrick's Day meal ideas

Are you looking for St Patrick’s Day meal ideas but prefer something low in carbs? Then you have come to the right place! This roundup of St. Patrick’s Day recipes showcases the most delicious, hearty, and satisfying Irish specialties but with less carbs.

If you are on the keto diet and don’t want to miss out on the fun celebrations of Saint Patrick’s Day, then these are the recipes you should prepare. Some of these St Patrick’s Day meal ideas are more traditional such as corned beef, stew, and Irish soda bread, while others have vibrant green hues, typical of St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick’s Day Meal Ideas

Why not start off your day with this Healthy Keto St Patrick’s Day Smoothie?

You can get inspiration for some more tasty low carb & keto St. Patrick’s Day Recipes in this round up.

And why not finish your meal with this delicious Keto Bailey’s Cream Irish Coffee Recipe.

1. Low Carb Cauliflower Leek Soup

low carb cauliflower and leek soup

Potato and leek soup is a traditional Irish recipe that is very flavorful and creamy. As a traditional Irish recipe, it’s one of those dishes often served during St Patrick’s Day.

Traditionally, as the name suggests, the soup is made with potatoes. But for a low-carb version of this soup, check out this Low Carb Cauliflower Leek Soup from DrumNWrite on All Recipes.

The recipe does not contain any potatoes, so it’s one of those St Patrick’s Day meal ideas that are safe for your low carb diet.

2. Keto Irish Soda Bread

keto Irish soda bread

For those born and raised in Ireland, you probably grew up eating soda bread in almost every meal. It’s an everyday staple in an Irish breakfast, although it’s also served for dinner alongside stews or other Irish specialties.

Just because you’re on a low carb diet does not mean you can’t have soda bread for St. Patrick’s Day. This Irish Soda Bread recipe made by Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food is a great recipe to follow. The bread is made using almond flour and other low carb ingredients, so it’s guaranteed safe for your low carb diet.

3. Tender & Hearty Keto Lamb Stew

keto lamb stew

Slow-cooked beef or lamb stews are some of the most popular dishes served during St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Traditionally, they are eaten with colcannon, a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.

This Tender and Hearty Lamb Stew Recipe from Gerri of My Keto Kitchen is a great recipe to try if you’re thinking of serving a stew for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s so easy to make, and you can freeze any leftovers for up to two months!

4. Instant Pot Keto Corned Beef & Cabbage

instant pot corned beef

There is one meal that Americans think of as essential for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – corned beef and cabbage. Luckily, cabbage is one of those veggies that are low in carbs. Each serving of cabbage contains only 2 grams of net carbs, so it’s a great addition to your low carb diet.

If you’re thinking of prepping this dish for St. Patrick’s Day, this Instant Pot Keto Corned Beef & Cabbage from Jenn, a retired chef and food blogger of Keto Cooking Wins,  would be a great recipe to follow.

5. Low Carb Spicy Sausage & Cabbage Skillet Melt

St Patrick's Day meals

This tasty family dish from the Ruled Me team is made with spicy Italian chicken sausage so is a lighter meal than those with red meat. If you or your family do not like spicy food then you can use a milder chicken sausage. Just make sure it’s free from sugar and additives.

The recipe calls for both green and red cabbage which adds some crunch and the Colby Jack cheese give it some creamyness.

6. Keto Cauliflower Colcannon Recipe

keto cauliflower colcannon

If you are looking for a low-carb version of the colcannon to pair the lamb stew, refer to this Keto Cauliflower Colcannon recipe from My Keto Kitchen.

Instead of the usual potatoes, this colcannon is made with cauliflower and cabbage, which are both low in carbs. Just like with the original colcannon recipe, this cauliflower colcannon is also made with a generous amount of butter, so it’s very creamy and flavorful.

7. Keto Roasted Cabbage Steaks

keto roasted cabbage steaks

Cabbage is a staple food for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s one of those low-carb veggies that are very versatile, and you can cook in many ways. One of the cabbage-based recipes you can follow is this Keto Roasted Cabbage Steaks from Keto Diet Yum.

It’s made with thick cabbage slices, smothered with olive oil, seasoned with a few spices, and sprinkled with crunchy sesame seeds! If you’re looking for St Patrick’s Day meal ideas that are easy and quick, this would be perfect!

8. Low Carb Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

St Patrick's Day meal ideas

This Cheesy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes may not be a traditional Saint Patrick’s Day meal. However, it’s a great recipe to add to your St. Patrick’s Day dinner menu.

Made by Aubrey, recipe developer of Real House Moms, this recipe can make for a perfect low carb side dish to serve with your favorite main dish.

Each serving of this dish, equivalent to three slices, contains only 4 grams of carbs with 1 gram of fiber, so it’s absolutely safe for keto dieters.

9. Keto Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

low carb matcha cupcakes

Green-colored treats are frequently found on dinner tables during St. Patrick’s Day. As you know, St Patrick’s Day celebration is centered around the green color. This is due to Ireland’s nickname, “Emerald Isle.” The green stripe from the Irish flag also played a role.

If you’re looking for a green-colored dessert to serve for St Patrick’s Day, these Keto Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes from Corina of Perfect Keto is a great recipe to try.

The cupcakes are made using almond flour and coconut flour, so they are safe to eat if you’re on the keto diet.

10. Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

low carb mint chocolate chip ice cream

This Low-Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is another delicious dessert to serve for your St Patrick’s Day celebration. Created by mother and daughter team Dr. Annissa Slusher DC, ND and Harper Slusher founders of Simply So Healthy, this mint ice cream is sweetened with a granulated stevia/erythritol blend.

It uses natural food coloring for its green color, so it does not contain toxic ingredients. The chocolate chips are chopped, Stevia sweetened, dark chocolates, so you don’t have to worry about getting kicked out of ketosis. In fact, each serving of this mint ice cream contains only 3 grams of net carbs.

11. Low Carb Margarita

low carb Margarita

Hopefully, this roundup of St Patrick’s Day mealS ideas can help you decide what to serve for St Patrick’s Day dinner. But before you wrap it up, don’t forget the drinks! And since you’re on a low-carb diet, forget about the beer. Instead, stick with cocktails.

To keep up with the theme, serve this green-colored Low Carb Margarita from Katherine Peters of Lowcarbology. This cocktail drink has zero carbs, so feel free to drink as many glasses as you can! After all, it’s St Patrick’s Day!


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