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

This round-up has all my favorite Low-Carb and Keto Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day; hope you enjoy trying some of them!

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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, so I’m sharing my Low-Carb and Keto 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 to make corned beef, cabbage, and Irish Brown 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, just buy corned beef in the deli to make some of these dishes.

Instant Pot Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce close-up photo

My favorite way to cook corned beef is this delicious Instant Pot 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!

Slow Cooker Corned Beef close-up photo of corned beef on plate with vegetables

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

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon cooked cabbage on sheet pan

This 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. (Or try Roasted Cabbage with Lime and Sriracha if you don’t mind some fusion food for St. Patrick’s Day!)

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 Reuben Sandwich Cabbage Cups close-up photo

It’s definitely a think-outside-the-box idea for leftover corned beef, but these Reuben Sandwich Cabbage Cups are such a tasty way to use corned beef!

Low-Carb Roasted Lemon Cabbage and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

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

Instant Pot Cabbage and Sausage finished dish on serving plate

This new recipe for Instant Pot Cabbage and Sausage is so quick and easy to make and both these ingredients are traditional in Ireland!

Low-Carb Fried Cabbage with Bacon found on KalynsKitchen.com

Fried Cabbage with Bacon is easy and tasty and did you know that Bacon and Cabbage is a traditional Irish dish? Although what they call bacon in Ireland is a thicker version of what we’d call Canadian Bacon in the U.S.

Leftover Corned Beef Low-Carb Reuben Bake close-up photo

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

Low-Carb Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef found on KalynsKitchen.com

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

More St. Patrick’s Day Foods:

Low-Carb and Keto 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!

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    28 Comments on “Low-Carb and Keto Irish-Inspired Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day”

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

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

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. Vanessa, glad you liked it.

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

  8. 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.

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  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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

  13. I have never thought of roasting cabbage!

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.