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Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day

This round-up has all my favorite Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day; enjoy!

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Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

Even if you don’t have even the tiniest bit of Irish blood, you’re still probably aware that St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this month, so I’m sharing my Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day to inspire you to start planning now to cook something special for that day! I don’t remember my mom ever cooking special food for St. Patrick’s Day, but for years I loved cooking corned beef, cabbage, and soda bread for my partly Irish dad, who loved all those dishes.

However, since I’ve been a food blogger I’ve learned that many foods Americans cook for this holiday are not really Irish at all.  And definitely I’m not claiming that my favorites in this post are authentic Irish recipes, but still they’re a fun way to celebrate the day. There are also some tasty ideas here for using leftover corned beef, but if you’re not lucky enough to have some of that you can just buy corned beef in the deli to make some of these dishes.


Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

My favorite way to cook corned beef is this delicious Pressure Cooker Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce. And even though corned beef like this is more Irish-American than authentically Irish, I make it every year for St. Patrick’s Day!

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you’re not an Instant Pot fan, you can’t go wrong with mySlow Cooker Corned Beef with Veggies and Horseradish Sauce. I skip the potatoes to make it a little more diet-friendly, and I’d go easy on the carrots too if you’re watching your carbs.

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Low-Carb Roasted Cabbage with Lemon, is a dish I’d happily eat any time of the year, and it’s a perfect side dish if you’re cooking corned beef in the Instant Pot or the slow cooker! PLEASE don’t skimp on the lemon; that’s what makes this so amazing.

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

One famous authentically Irish dish is Colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale, and my recipe for Low-Carb Colcannon (Pureed Cauliflower and Cabbage with Parmesan is a tasty low-carb version of this famous Irish dish. This definitely tastes a lot better than it looks, I promise and it’s also a great side dish for corned beef!

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you don’t mind a little fusion food for St. Patrick’s Day, this Roasted Cabbage with Lime and Sriracha would also make a nice spicy side dish for corned beef!

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

Sausage is a popular food in Ireland, so I think we can get away with calling this Low-Carb Roasted Lemon Cabbage and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal an Irish-inspired dish.

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you have leftover corned beef you can’t go wrong with this easy, easy Low-Carb Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef! You can buy corned beef at the deli to make this as well!

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

Or make Low-Carb Fried Cabbage with Bacon instead if you prefer! What they call bacon in Ireland is a thicker version of what we’d call Canadian Bacon in the U.S. but did you know that Bacon and Cabbage is a traditional Irish dish?

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you don’t cook corned beef, you can also use corned beef from the deli to make this AMAZING Leftover Corned Beef Low-Carb Reuben Bake.

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you do get some leftover corned beef, this Leftover Corned Beef Soup with Sauerkraut and Tomatoes is another tasty option to use up the corned beef! You can use less tomatoes for this soup too if you’d like it to be even lower in carbs.

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

And finally it couldn’t be St. Patrick’s day without Irish Soda Bread, and this one has plenty of memories for me. My dad always wanted to go to Ireland, and the last few years of his life I enjoyed trying different versions of Irish Soda Bread with him. Of course it was really Irish-American Soda Bread, but dad never knew that, and probably wouldn’t have cared. This 100% Whole Wheat Brown Irish Soda Bread that’s baked in a loaf pan was probably dad’s favorite of all the ones we tried. Of course this isn’t low in carbs, but it’s a more low-glycemic version of this famous bread. (My blog also has White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread and 100% Whole Wheat Sweeter Irish Soda Bread if you don’t mind a carb splurge for St. Patrick’s Day!)

More St. Patrick’s Day Foods:

The BEST Low- Corned Beef Recipes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Kalyn’s Top Ten Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Cabbage ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
The BEST Slow Cooker Corned Beef Recipes ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
The BEST Instant Pot Corned Beef Recipes ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

Are you cooking anything special for St. Patrick’s Day?  Let us know in the comments how your family likes to celebrate!

Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick's Day found on KalynsKitchen.com

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26 comments on “Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. Fun hearing from someone who has a friend named Kalyn! The roasted cabbage is great; hope you will try it.

  2. Hi Kalyn. My bestfriend Kalyn said your roasted cabbage is the most unique food after her favovite Japanese fried leaf. I'm not so fond of cabbage but it works well with my corned beef. You're smart, thanks for sharing.

    Cooksandlay

  3. Jeanette, so glad to hear that the roasted cabbage was a hit! (And what a good way to cook cabbage more often as a side dish!)

  4. Kalyn, I have to tell you, I made your roasted cabbage last night for St. Patricks and it was wonderful. My brother-in-law especially loved it. I also addded some potatoes and carrots into the roasting pan and it was so much better than the boiled vegetables that usually accompany corned beef. Even better will be the roasted vegetable leftovers that can be made into hash!

  5. Thanks for sharing your menu, sounds delicious! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too.

  6. That looks great! I roast most of my veggies but never cabbage, Can't wait to try that! I'm serving apricot glazed corned beef, sauted cabbage w/bacon, roasted potatoes & onions. Chocolate Guinness cake & homemade Baileys. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

  7. Thanks Pam. I'm looking forward to cooking both those things this week!

  8. Ummm!!! I love roasted cabbage and your corned beef looks delicious with it. Way to go!

  9. Sandi and Fortycloves, the roasted cabbage is officially my favorite way to cook cabbage now!

  10. This is a wonerful alternative to boiled cabbage – I love that the color and nutrients are maintained, and the lemon gives it such a nice pop!

  11. That cabbage looks awesome! A friday's favorite for sure 🙂

  12. Vanessa, glad you liked it.

  13. Love it,.. the roasted cabbage is my favorie,.. Thanks Kalyn. You did a great job 🙂

  14. Sangeeta, I like the sound of mustard powder added to the roasted cabbage, interesting idea!

    Lydia, corned beef, roasted cabbage, and a salad would be a great dinner for me! (You *must* try the roasted cabbage. I think it could make you a cabbage fan.)

    Steve, thanks. I appreciate hearing that.

  15. THANKS FOR POSTING THIS! I always enjoy visiting your page!

    Steve
    Common Cents

  16. Thanks for the reminder that I've been meaning to try the roasted cabbage with lemon ever since you first posted it. I'm not making a special St. Patrick's Day meal, but if I were, I'd definitely want to do traditional recipes with a lighter touch. I love corned beef, cabbage, potatoes — but maybe a salad would be a nice addition!

  17. Hi Kalyn…i loved the lemon roasted cabbage and the pureed cabbage with cauliflowers…both of these are on my list now. May be i will add some mustard powder to the roasted cabbage.

  18. Pam, seriously it is so great that way!

  19. I have never thought of roasting cabbage!

  20. Jeanette, thanks! I have to say I am not a fan of boiled foods either, especially vegetables. Never thought about that before.

  21. I have to say I'm not a fan of boiled foods, so your roasted cabbage looks especially appealing as an alternative to the traditional boiled cabbage. Also, love the whole wheat soda bread recipes!

  22. Marcella, that sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck with the kitchen remodeling (just keep chanting, it will be worth it, it will be worth it!)

    Thanks Peter, I love that roasted cabbage! I make it over and over.

  23. Kalyn, love the look of those cabbage wedges and that slight caramelization has to be real tasty! I have to work this into the menu this week.

  24. Last month we took a meat preserving class and brined our own corned beef. We're going to do that in the crock pot because our kitchen is being remodeled so many meals are coming out of the crock pot these days 🙂 I'll still roast up some veggies (toaster oven style) to go with it but I think this year we'll have to skip the soda bread. I use the soda bread recipe from Saveur magazine but use whole wheat instead of white flour and it's really good.

  25. CJ, so glad you enjoyed the roasted cabbage! I love the sound of your St. Patty's Day menu. I need to try cooking cabbage that way.

  26. I treat myself to corned beef a couple of times during the year. One of them is St. Pat's. of course.

    I will make it along with a cabbage saute'. Slice the cabbage thinly and saute it in a little butter with sweet onion and a little diced green pepper, S&P. Add a splash of water or two so it fry-braises. Cover and cook until just tender. Roasted carrots with maple-bourbon butter. Steamed potatoes with parsely butter. Or boxty. Haven't decided yet. And a little horseradish sauce on the side. Definitely not diet, but oh sooo good.

    I've made your roasted cabbage wedges with lemon and they are delicious. The roasting adds fabulous flavor.

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