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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!