24 Appetizers for St. Patrick's Day

Corned beef may be the main event, but odds are you're going to need a pregame. Here are some of our favorite appetizers to get you started with your St. Patrick's Day feast.

Corned Beef Fries

This St. Paddy's day, make a variation on Canadian Poutine by dousing fries in corned beef, cheese and Guinness gravy.

Potato Pierogies

"These are excellent. Here's a tip: Keep some of the water from the boiled potatoes and use it in the dough to make it more pliable."

-Bonne Ambiance

Mini Shepherd's Pie

"These were very good. They were so colorful and they froze really well."


Reuben Crescents

"These were delicious! Classic Reuben meets buttery, flaky pastry."


Irish Egg Rolls

"GREAT use of leftovers. My grandmother had leftover corned beef, so I made them into smaller wonton serving sizes. I really enjoyed these."


Ramen Cabbage Salad

"I crushed the ramen noodles and sauteed them in butter, what a great twist! This was a big hit at my party."


Edamame Hummus

"I have tried numerous hummus recipes and I keep coming back to this one. It's so simple to make and tastes great."


Smoked Salmon Soda Bread Crostinis

"This is a wonderful appetizer for St. Patrick's Day. I plan on eating it every year from here on out."

-Liza at Food.com

Homemade Potato Chips

"Using a food processor to slice the potatoes makes the prep a breeze. The chips taste fantastic."


Guinness-Cheese Spread

"My husband really loved this cheese spread. I made this for St. Patrick's Day and served it with dark rye bread for dipping."


Irish Potato Scones

"Also referred to as 'slim bread' in some parts of Northern Ireland, these are best straight off the griddle."


Feta and Spinach Rolls

"A truly wonderful recipe! Several spinach-and-feta lovers said this was one of the best rolls they had ever tried."

-The Flying Chef

Grilled Potato Skins

"This was so easy and healthier than the deep fried ones. Great way to use leftover baked potatoes."


St. Patrick's Day Popcorn

"I made this for my son to bring to school and it was a HUGE hit with all the kids."


Baked Reuben Dip

"What a GREAT way to get your Reuben fix. I took it to a party and the crowd inhaled it."


Spinach-Bacon Deviled Eggs

"I made these a day in advance, and I had to seriously restrain myself from eating them all before they made it to dinner!"


Irish Brown Bread

"This is a bread that with complementary soup or stew and certainly makes a fragrant breakfast toast."

-carole in orlando

Corned Beef & Cabbage Tacos

Take this classic Irish dish and give it a Mexican twist by turning it into tacos.

Cheese and Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms

"I can not put into words how much we loved these creamy and delicious mushrooms; I passed the recipe on to family!"



"This is the tastiest easiest snack-hands down! An excellent accompaniment to a cold beer like Sapporo."


Irish Soda Bread

"Wonderful soda bread — very light and lots of raisins and caraway. Didn't change a thing and it is the best I've made in years!"


Irish Green Salad

"Great combination of ingredients and flavors. Loved the buttermilk dressing."


Irish Potato Salad

"Everyone enjoyed this different take on potato salad. I'll definitely be making this recipe again."


Irish Potato Soup

"Personally, I don't really like potato soup, and I have tried a lot of them. But I was surprised at how good this was."