St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away so now is the best time to plan your St. Patrick’s Day recipes. Whether you are hosting a party or attending a get-together with friends and family why not prepare a few festive dishes to celebrate this holiday?
There are tons of St. Patrick’s Day recipes that you’ll find online. But if you’re following the keto diet, you’ve got to make sure that these recipes won’t kick you out of ketosis. To help you plan your menu, here are some delicious low carb recipes to prep up for St. Patrick’s Day.
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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
1. Keto Jalapeno Poppers
Stuffed peppers are some of the most popular appetizers served on St. Patrick’s Day. So add some serious spice to your get together by serving these Keto Jalapeno Poppers from Chad and Karly of That Low Carb Life.
Related reading: Low Carb Stuffed Peppers – Slow Cooker Recipe
These appetizers are so delicious that even your carb-loving friends can’t resist. What’s more, they are so easy to make. This recipe has two versions. One was cooked using the air fryer and another in the oven.
2. Mini Bacon Guacamole Cups
Another great appetizer idea for low carb St. Patrick’s Day recipes is these Mini Bacon Guacamole Cups from Carolyn Ketchum from All Day I Dream About Food. These guacamole cups are guaranteed a hit among your guests.
The original guacamole cup recipe uses tacos, but this low carb version is made with bacon cups. It’s tastier and definitely healthier. The flavors of avocado, garlic, jalapenos and lime is just divine! The creamy avocado perfectly complements the salty taste of bacon.
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3. 5 Spice Chicken Skewers
March is the start of Spring, which means it’s the perfect time to prep-up some barbecues. These 5 Spice Chicken Skewers from Mellissa Sevigny recipe creator at I Breathe I’m Hungry is a great skewer recipe to try for St. Patrick’s Day.
The chicken skewers have a hint of spiciness, sweetness, and a distinct Asian taste. It is best to marinate them a day ahead so you can just toss them into the grill come dinner time!
And of course you can ring the changes and use different low carb vegetables in place of the red peppers.
4. Slow Cooker Corned Beef
Corned beef (cured brisket) is one of those foods that are traditionally eaten during St. Patrick’s Day. Therefore, this roundup of St. Patrick’s Day recipes won’t be complete without a corned beef recipe.
Cooking the flat cut corned beef in a slow cooker is so easy. So check out this Slow Cooker Corned Beef with Veggies and Horseradish from Kalyn Denny of Kalyn’s Kitchen.
This is based on the original corned beef and cabbage recipe. The recipe includes carrots for flavoring when you slow cook it but of course you don’t serve it with carrots of you are following a keto diet.
If you are on a low carb diet that allows higher carbs you may be able to eat a few carrots. The creamy horseradish gives it that extra zing and you can serve it with what ever low carb veggies you prefer.
5. Pressure Cooker Keto Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
If you need another inspiration for a low carb corned beef recipe, here’s one from Maya over at Wholesome Yum. This pressure cooker Keto corned beef recipe takes only about 90 minutes to cook once it once it reaches full pressure.
It includes the spices that usually come in a pack of uncooked corned beef and the usual veggies although a few new ones were added to the mix. Instead of potatoes, celery root (celeriac) was used. This vegetable is a great low carb alternative to potatoes.
5. Low-carb Roasted Cabbage with Lemon
If you’re trying to cut down on meat but would love to have some cabbage on your St. Patrick’s Day menu, then here’s a Low-carb Roasted Cabbage with Lemon from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
It’s a great side dish to go with any meat dish, although it tastes just as great even without the meat. Kalyn uses olive oil to brush the cabbage with but I’d prefer to use avocado oil as it can be heated to a higher temperature that olive oil which many health experts say should ideally not be heated at all.
The lemon and oil gives this low carb vegetable such an amazing flavor. If you are inviting some vegetarian guests, then this is one of those St. Patrick’s Day recipes to consider.
7 Keto Creamed Spinach
Do you need to add more greens on your menu aside from the cabbage? Then try this Keto Creamed Spinach from Alex and Lauren Lester recipe creators at Cast Iron Keto.
This creamy side dish is perfectly cheesy and is best served with steak, skewers, or corned beef. It’s so delicious and healthy.
In case you didn’t know, spinach is loaded with nutrients such as manganese, folate, magnesium, and more. It’s also one of those low-carb vegetables that can work best for your keto diet.
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8. Low Carb Irish Soda Bread
Aside from corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread is among the most essential parts of a St. Patrick Day Celebration in America.
Traditionally, this bread is made with wheat flour, buttermilk, salt, and baking soda. If you want a low carb version of this bread, check out this Low Carb Irish Soda Bread from Allyson of Noshin’ & Num Nums.
It uses almond flour, coconut flour, and other keto-friendly ingredients, making it absolutely low in carbs. It is ideal for eating with some tasty cheese or low carb spread.
9. Keto Irish Beef Stew
Beef stew is another St. Patrick’s Day staple that’s often served with soda bread. Irish Stew is traditionally made with mutton, potatoes and Guinness but this keto Irish Beef Stew recipe from Kelly Kwok of Life Made Sweeter is very tasty and ideal for a St Patrick’s day meal if you need a warming dish.
For low-carb or keto version, you, of course, must leave out the Guinness beer, potatoes, carrots, and peas. Kelly suggests using turnip or cauliflower as an alternative to potatoes. This is best served with the low carb Irish Soda bread recipe that is included above.
10. Low Carb St. Patrick’s Day Milkshake
The best way to cap off your St. Patrick’s dinner is to serve this refreshing St. Patrick’s Day milkshake from Harper and Annissa Slusher, a Naturopathic doctor, from Simply So Healthy.
It more of an ice cream that a milk shake because it’s made with an ice cream maker but if you don’t have one you can make it using a freezer so long as you stir it frequent to break up the ice crystals.
It is nevertheless delicious and creamy and will surely be loved by everyone in the family, especially the kids!
To make it green, which is the motif of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, use natural food coloring. Avoid using artificial coloring since it contains ingredients that are harmful to your health.
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11. Keto Dairy-free Shamrock Shake
Do you need more inspiration for a delicious finish to your St. Paddy’s Day meal? Then here’s a Keto Dairy-free Shamrock Shake from Kyndra Holley of Peace Love and Low Carb.
It’s made with vanilla protein powder, almond or coconut milk in place of the dairy. This shake features the minty taste of the famous McDonald’s Shamrock Shake but without the sugar. What’s more, it is made with healthy fats and avocado, which are great for keto!
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12. Low Carb Irish Coffee Recipe – Keto Bailey’s Cream
To finish you might like to serve this Low Carb Irish Coffee. Instead of using the high carb Bailey’s cream the recipe calls for Irish Whiskey but is very delicious. You can even use the mixture for making desserts.
I do hope that this recipe roundup of St. Patrick’s Day recipes has given you some inspiration.