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27 AIP St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Worth a Pot of Gold!

Louise | March 12

We’re all a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. And being on AIP doesn’t have to mean missing out on all the fun!

This list of my favorite AIP St. Patrick’s Day recipes will have you seeing green with some great AIP-friendly takes on traditional Irish classics, like Healthy Irish Lamb Stew and Shepherd’s Pie.

And why not celebrate the day with some fun green treats, like Matcha Lime Macaroons or a delicious Matcha-Lime Pudding?

With this list of AIP St. Patrick’s Day recipes, you can easily keep to AIP and still enjoy the luck of the Irish!

Here are just a few of the AIP St. Patrick’s Day Recipes we’ve included:

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27 AIP St. Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot Of Gold

AIP St. Patrick’s Day Classics

AIP Shepherd’s Pie

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Shepherd’s Pie #aip

Ingredients: avocado oil, lamb, onion, garlic, carrot, celery, rosemary, beef or lamb stock, sweet potatoes, salt.

Shepherd’s pie is true comfort food and was a regular meal for us growing up. It is made with ground lamb and usually has the added flavor from rosemary, so this is quite a traditional recipe. The only difference is that this pie is topped with roasted sweet potatoes, giving the mash a wonderfully delicate flavor. This is a filling and satisfying meal for the whole family!

Lemon Zucchini Bread

– It’s All About AIP

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda, salt, Great Lakes Collagen, vanilla, honey or maple syrup, coconut milk, coconut oil, banana, lemon juice, lemon peel, zucchini, water, GreatLakes Gelatin.

What a wonderful recipe this is, full of great flavor from the lemon and it has the natural sweetness from the banana. This bread is moist and would be a lovely snack to serve with tea or coffee. It has the tendency to fall apart if you try to cut it before it has cooled, so try to keep your hands off till it’s ready! This bread can be frozen in portions for easy snacking later.

Hearty Irish Lamb Stew

– Autoimmune Wellness

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: lamb shoulder, coconut oil or other solid fat, red onions, garlic, celery, carrots, thyme, bone broth, turnips, celeriac, parsley, Maldon sea salt.

Just imagine enjoying this hearty stew on a cold evening after a busy day and feeling its warming and nourishing goodness seep into you. This is tender lamb and chunky vegetables in a delicious bone broth, thickened with riced celeriac to give a heart-warming meal for the whole family. Thyme goes really well here, but you could change the flavor by using rosemary instead.


– Healing Family Eats

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: rutabaga, chicken broth, savoy cabbage, bacon fat or lard, parsley, salt.

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of potato and cabbage and was a staple in poorer households for many years. Now it has become common around St. Patrick’s Day across the globe! Colcannon is usually served as a side dish for cooked ham or corned beef.

Cabbage Rolls

– It’s All About AIP

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: ground beef, ground pork, onion, garlic, lard, bone broth, cauliflower, sauerkraut, cabbage, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, marjoram.

This dish has the benefit of being topped with pickled sauerkraut which is very healthy for you. However, if you are not keen on the taste, these lovely rolls can be cooked without it and served as an appetizer or as a main course with vegetables. The filling for these is seasoned and has the classic combination of onion and garlic to make them delicious.

Bacon-Braised Cabbage

– The Paleo Mom

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: bacon, cabbage, water.

Cabbage can be a bit earthy for some people, but teaming it with salty bacon gives it a whole new dimension of flavor. This is a simple dish but it can be used as a delicious side for loads of different meals, or even eaten on its own for a straightforward yet satisfying lunch. It also makes a great side to serve on St. Patrick’s Day along with corned beef.

Creamy Colcannon

– Rooted & Relishing

Ingredients: cauliflower, white turnip, coconut milk, sea salt, mace, garlic powder (optional), bacon fat or coconut oil or high-heat oil of choice, onion, kale, bacon.

This recipe gives you a new twist on cauliflower mash as it uses mashed turnip as well, giving the dish that root vegetable taste you would expect from potato. Colcannon is traditionally a poor man’s food dating back to the famine in Ireland, but has now become a side served with corned beef or ham. You can use cabbage or kale in this recipe, depending on your taste.

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

– The Common Sense Cook

Ingredients: corned beef, onion, cabbage, bone broth.

Like a lot of traditional Irish-inspired recipes, this one was designed to be a cheap but cheerful meal to eke out the money but fill the family. It is a simple recipe with not many ingredients, but it is definitely filling and you don’t have too many flavors distracting from the tender corned beef. If you have leftovers, this can be reheated for eating at a later date.

Dairy-Free Paleo Baked Notato Soup

– Merit + Fork

Ingredients: bacon, onion, celery, turnips, parsnips, garlic, scallions, coconut milk, chicken or vegetable broth, ghee (omit) or bacon oil or olive oil, tapioca flour, sea salt.

If you like thick and hearty soups but don’t want to use potatoes as they can cause inflammation then this recipe is for you! It uses turnip and parsnip as the base, giving you the goodness of root vegetables and a filling lunchtime bowlful. The flavors of the onion and garlic come through really well and you can top the soup with bacon slices or just a scattering of fresh herbs for a fresh finish.

Shepherd’s Pie with Golden Horseradish Mash

– Healing Family Eats

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: coconut oil, celery, carrots, lamb, Italian seasoning, pumpkin, bone broth, sea salt, yam, white sweet potato, horseradish.

Here is another recipe based on traditional shepherd’s pie that can give you a hearty meal the whole family can enjoy. It uses ground lamb but mutton could also be used if you have access to it, and mutton tends to be cheaper so this would work if you are catering on a budget. The horseradish can be used to spice up the flavor of the mash and gives the topping extra flavor.

Irish Lamb Stew

– Adventures in Partaking

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: coconut oil, lamb leg, white onion, garlic flakes, rosemary, cinnamon, turmeric, sea salt, bone broth, cabbage, green plantains, carrots.

Irish stew traditionally includes potatoes, but this recipe shows you how to use plantains instead. These can break down and thicken the stew well if you like it thicker. The rosemary and cinnamon really complement the lamb and give the dish a lovely depth of flavor. This is a one-pot dish that is so filling and satisfying that you won’t need to serve it with any sides.

Spinach Raspberry Pancakes

– Zesty Paleo

Ingredients: plantain, bananas, spinach, raspberries, palm shortening, coconut milk, coconut flour, arrowroot powder, lemon juice, baking soda, salt, coconut oil, maple syrup or honey.

These lovely spinach pancakes can be served as a dessert like here with fresh raspberries, but you can also serve them without the fruit alongside bacon and maple syrup for a tasty breakfast, although you might want to keep them till the weekend as they take a while to cook. If you are making these raspberry ones, let them cool a bit as baked fruit can be super-hot!

AIP St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Matcha-Lime Pudding

– Eat Heal Thrive

Ingredients: dates, honey, water, tea matcha, avocados, coconut oil, lime juice, lime zest.

This smooth and creamy pudding has a rich and luxurious feel to it and has a lovely citrus kick from the lime which sets off the earthy matcha really well. This would be a lovely dessert for a dinner party with friends or as a summery treat for the family. You can add to the flavor by serving it topped with fresh berries – blueberries work well here.

Matcha Lime Macaroons

– Fed and Fulfilled

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: coconut, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, lime zest, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, coconut oil, honey, matcha green tea powder, lime juice, water, beef gelatin, coconut butter (optional).

Macaroons are typically made using almonds or coconut and can be a nutritious snack to keep you going in the afternoon, or packed in a picnic basket or lunchbox. They are quite filling so you won’t be tempted to eat too many. I like to increase the amount of lime zest as I love that wonderful citrus kick, but it’s up to you how much you use!

Key Lime Pie Tartlets

– Flash Fiction Kitchen

Ingredients: water chestnut flour or cassava flour, tapioca flour or arrowroot starch, coconut oil, sea salt, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, water, avocado, lime juice, vanilla extract, lime zest, coconut cream, gelatin.

I love key lime pie, or anything with lime now that I think about it! If you do too, these little tartlets would be a lovely treat to have whenever the citrus craving hits you. You have a crumbly crust with a smooth lime filling that will make a great dessert. You can also make this into one large pie instead of individual ones – perfect if you are serving this for a dinner party!

Caramel Banana Bread Pudding

– Eat Heal Thrive

Ingredients: Banana Loaf, apple, raisins, cinnamon, coconut milk, honey, dates, sea salt, gelatin, water.

If you like bread pudding you are going to love this one! Think king of bread puddings! My main problem with this recipe is trying to keep my hands off the banana bread long enough to make it! This is a fabulous creation using banana bread, apple and caramel and it would definitely impress any guest if you served this for a celebration meal. Use green bananas if you don’t like your desserts too sweet.

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

– Fed and Fulfilled

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: apples, Pumpkin Salted Caramel Sauce, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, coconut milk, coconut oil, applesauce, honey, apple cider vinegar.

In days gone by if you were following a food regime you never expected to be able to eat dessert of any sort, but now there is a huge range of recipes and this one is one of the best. The cake base is studded with little apple pieces then topped with slices of apple and covered in caramel sauce – what could be better? Just remember to line the dish with parchment so you can flip this easily.

Green Tea Ice Cream

– Dr. Karen S. Lee

Ingredients: coconut cream, matcha, honey, Himalayan sea salt.

If you like green tea, you will be delighted with this recipe. It has all the goodness of the green tea but with the added benefit of being a lovely fresh treat to have on a hot day or to serve as a dessert. The vivid color of this dish makes it a great sweet to have on St. Patrick’s Day. You can serve it on its own or garnish with thinly sliced lime zest.

AIP St. Patrick’s Day Drinks

Avocado Green Smoothie

– Paleo Flourish

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

Ingredients: avocado, banana, coconut milk or water, greens of your choice, ice.

Green smoothies are packed with nutrients and fiber and can be very filling, keeping you going all morning, and this one definitely will. The consistency will be quite thick, but smooth and creamy as you are using avocado and banana as the base, but you can water it down by adding more coconut milk if you prefer. The banana also adds a natural sweetness.

Matcha Green Tea Latte

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: matcha powder, water, coconut cream or coconut milk, sweeteners (optional).

Matcha is a powdered green tea that is known for its antioxidant properties and can give this drink a freshness you may not get from regular tea. It gives a bigger caffeine hit than regular tea because you are actually consuming the tea powder. If you have never heard of or tried tea latte, then this is a perfect way to try it. Once you have blended the tea with the coconut cream you will find it even looks like a latte.

Refreshing Cucumber Celery Lime Smoothie

– Paleo Flourish

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

Ingredients: celery, cucumber, lime juice, water, ice.

This simple and easy-to-make smoothie is freshness in a glass! Perfect to serve on a hot summer’s day or as a refreshing pick-me-up after a long day, you could even add some vodka to make it an adult smoothie if you are allowed alcohol! On the other hand, if you just fancy it as a juice then you can strain it to remove any pulp.

Simple Mint Tea

– Paleo Flourish

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

Ingredients: mint leaves, water.

There can be nothing more refreshing than a plain cup of mint tea! It is perfect on chilly days to warm you or help soothe a sore throat, or to quench your thirst on a summer day, either as it is or chilled and served as an iced tea drink. You only need a few mint leaves to make this so you can keep the rest for future drinks or garnishes.

Healthy Shamrock Shake

– Health Starts in the Kitchen

Ingredients: banana, avocado, ice, coconut milk or other milk of your choice, spinach, vanilla extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, collagen peptides or pea protein (optional).

Shamrock shakes were first introduced in the ‘70s to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and were originally flavored with lemon or lime. However, nowadays the flavor has been changed to mint, which is just as refreshing as citrus. This shake is perfect for sipping as a healthy snack, or you can add some protein powder to make it into a complete meal replacement.

3-Ingredient Green Smoothie

– Cook Eat Paleo

3-Ingredient Green Smoothie

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Ingredients: spinach, coconut milk, pineapple.

If you have been put off green smoothies because of the way they look or taste, you might find this one could change your mind as the pineapple really helps make the vegetable flavor a lot weaker so you don’t feel you’re drinking greens! This has the tropical taste of a pina colada but without the alcohol so it would also be great served as shots at a party.

Green Lemonade Juice

– Reboot with Joe

Ingredients: green apple, spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, lemon.

This is a very adaptable recipe that you can play about with till you get it suiting your taste. You can adjust the amount of lemon, use more spinach and less kale, or experiment with other greens. This juice is much easier to drink than a traditional green smoothie, so it might be a good way to introduce green drinks to the family.

Cardio Green Juice

– The Paleo Effect

27 AIP St Patrick's Day Recipes Worth A Pot of Gold

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Ingredients: kale, cucumber, Granny Smith apples, blueberries, mint.

Some green smoothies and juices have that off-putting muddy look, but this one is just fresh and green! This is a vegan recipe and it can be very useful to get your daily vegetable intake in a glass, especially if you have family members who avoid veggies like the plague! Sometimes Granny Smith apples can be real bitter, so just use any other green apple instead.

AIP Shamrock Shake

– Instinctual Wellbeing

Ingredients: bananas, avocado, mint, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, coconut milk, water.

At last! A Shamrock Shake recipe that doesn’t have any spinach! I love it but my kids don’t, so trying to get them to try vegetable-based smoothies was like trying to empty the ocean with a spoon! I made these for St. Patrick’s Day last year and they went down really well because they are minty and fresh and kids love the vivid green color. You won’t need sweetener as the bananas give natural sweetness.

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