Whether you’re craving colcannon or cabbage, these vegan St Patrick’s Day recipes will help you celebrate the holiday in delicious style. This menu includes appetizers and snacks, soups and stews, dinner dishes, and even dessert recipes!
St Patrick’s Day
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. Enjoy these vegan St Patrick’s Day recipes!
15+ Vegan St Patrick’s Day Recipes
Vegan St. Patrick’s Day Main Dish Recipes
In this dish, hearty seitan stands in for the traditional beef, while stout gives it a rich depth of flavor.
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.
These potatoes have all of the flavor of Shepherd’s Pie, but they take about half the time to make!
Corned beef is often served on St. Patrick’s Day, and luckily for vegans, Robin has veganized the dish using seitan.
Sarah veganized the classic favorite using jackfruit.
Vegan Cabbage Recipes
These “steaks” are really easy to make, and they make a delicious addition to any dinner. Serve them as a main course or side dish.
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. This recipe is from her book Everyday Vegan Cooking.
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’s Day feast.
Vegan Colcannon Recipes
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.
These patties are the perfect snack for St. Patrick’s Day parties. They make a great appetizer or side dish for dinner, too.
Full of potatoes and kale, this creamy soup is a fun twist on the classic Irish dish.
Similar to colcannon, this thick, creamy, hearty and delicious potato soup loaded with veggies.
Vegan Irish Stew Recipes
A robust vegan Irish stew brings to mind cooking in a cauldron over an open fire. This recipe from Vegan Bowls utilizes farro and a variety of root vegetables and legumes.
Loaded with vegetables and easy to make, this dish is perfect for dinner on chilly evenings.
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.
Vegan Sandwich Recipes
This is another vegan take on the St. Patrick’s day classic corned beef, and it’s served up in a delicious sandwich.
Loaded with vegan corned “beef”, this is the famous diner’s most popular dish. You can now make it at home, thanks to their cookbook.
Vegan Soda Bread Recipes
This recipe is made with whole wheat flour and it’s full of seedy goodness.
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.
This bread is made with raisins and is based on her mother-in-law Wini’s recipe.
Vegan St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes
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.
Much like shamrock shakes, grasshopper pies aren’t traditional to Ireland. But they’re often eaten at St. Paddy’s Day because they’re green.
How will you be celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year?