St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away. While it may seem like most Americans celebrate the holiday with green beer and drunken parades, there are some of us who prefer to cook up vegan versions of classic Irish dishes and commemorate the holiday with food. I like to make cabbage and colcannon and watch St. Patrick’s Day episodes of The Office and 30 Rock on Netflix. To quote Michael Scott, “It’s the closest that the Irish will ever get to Christmas.”
This year, I asked some of my vegan blogger friends what dishes they like to cook on St. Patrick’s Day. I love the variety of veganized classics they shared with me. Some of them are sure to show up on my menu this year.
15 Vegan St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
My Stout, Seitan and Cabbage Casserole – In this dish, hearty seitan stands in for the traditional beef, while stout gives it a rich depth of flavor.
My Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower-Millet Mash Crust – Shepherd’s pie is a traditional Irish dish made with minced meat and topped with a mashed potato crust. My vegan version is made with lentils, and it’s topped with cauliflower and millet.
Robin Robertson’s Corned Seitan and Cabbage – Corned beef is often served on St. Patrick’s Day, and luckily for vegans, Robin has veganized the dish using seitan.
Fried Dandelions’ Corned Jackfruit – Sarah veganized the classic favorite using jackfruit.
Zsu Dever’s Irish Corned Cabbage – Zsu started making this dish as Corned Seitan, the cabbage being a mere afterthought. By the second or third time she cooked it, however, she noticed that the vegetables were more enjoyable than the seitan.
Glue and Glitter’s Roasted Cabbage with Fennel Seeds – Roasted cabbage is tender and a little bit sweet. It’s tasty straight out of the oven or chilled for a cold side dish.
Cadry’s Kitchen’s Crispy Cabbage – This roasted veggie dish is the perfect side dish for your St. Patrick feast.
My Vegan Colcannon – Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.
V Nutrition’s Vegan Colcannon Soup – Full of potatoes and kale, this creamy soup is a fun twist on the classic Irish dish.
Veggie Inspired’s Creamy Dairy Free Potato Soup with Kale – Similar to colcannon, this thick, creamy, hearty and delicious potato soup loaded with veggies.
Zsu Dever’s Irish Stew Bowl – A robust vegan Irish stew brings to mind cooking in a cauldron over an open fire. This recipe utilizes farro and a variety of root vegetables and legumes.
My Slow Cooker Seitan Stew – Loaded with carrots and potatoes, this stew is reminiscent of Irish Stew. It’s an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal, so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight.
Glue and Glitter’s Corned Tofu and Not-a-Reuben Sandwich – This is another vegan take on the St. Patrick’s day classic corned beef, and it’s served up in a delicious sandwich.
The Chicago Diner’s Radical Reuben (via Cadry’s Kitchen) – Loaded with vegan corned “beef”, this is the famous diner’s most popular dish.
My Vegan Soda Bread – This recipe only takes a few minutes of active time to prepare. Just mix and bake, and you’ll be ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Vegan Soda Bread! Enjoy a few slices with breakfast, or treat yourself to piece as an afternoon snack.
Laura Theodore’s Petite Soda Bread – This fragrant mini-loaf is speckled with dried cranberries and raisins.
Fran Costigan’s Irish Soda Bread – Fran’s bread is made with raisins and is based on her mother-in-law Wini’s recipe.
My Vegan Shamrock Shake – Shamrock Shakes are not a traditional Irish drink, but they’ve become associated with St. Patrick’s Day here in the U.S. Packed with bananas and spinach, this recipe is a healthy spin on the seasonal favorite.
How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year?