It seems like everyone celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day, whether they are Irish or not. With all the drinking, dinners, and green tinted sweets floating around it can seem nearly impossible to stick to your plan. Don’t worry, you won’t need any luck to keep the holiday keto friendly. We’ve rounded up 25 great low-carb recipe ideas for Saint Patrick’s Day. Some of them are more traditional like a roast, Irish soda bread, or colcannon. Others were picked we thought their vibrant green hues could add some fun.
1. Easy Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Look, I know potatoes are not keto and this is probably a day when you are more likely to miss them. I also know that you’ve probably tried mashed cauliflower before. But here’s the thing – mashed cauliflower is delicious! Who needs those dumb potatoes anyway!? This recipe creams cauliflower with sour cream, butter, heavy whipping cream, and cheese. All of the things! So if you’ll excuse me I’ll be over here piling this delicious cauli mash right next to my corned beef.
2. St. Patrick’s Day Fried Eggs in Green Pepper Rings
Here’s a cute way to start your day. Sliced green bell pepper rings resemble a three leafed clover. Drop an egg inside and sprinkle with some cheese for a fun breakfast. This recipe is a simple way to create some fun holiday memories.
3. Cucumber Spinach Smoothie
This drink is a lovely blend of cucumber, spinach, coconut milk, and lots of keto friendly fat. The shake overall is delightfully refreshing and crisp. This drink is perfect for anyone who misses green juice.
4. Corned Beef Hash Breakfast Skillet
Here’s a recipe that’s perfect for those mornings after St. Patrick’s Day. You can use up any leftover corned beef that you have to make it. The inclusion of riced cauliflower, and a drizzle of Russian dressing, makes for a very filling and unique breakfast dish. I can just picture popping my fork into those over-easy eggs!
5. Easy Keto Creamed Spinach
Want some greens, but need something besides cabbage? Try this classic creamed spinach recipe. The spinach is cooked with two cheeses and sour cream. This recipe would make a lovely green side dish for any Patrick’s Day spread.
6. Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs
I love this idea for making deviled eggs green without any food coloring! The eggs are mixed with avocado and spiced up with jalapeno. You can substitute the yogurt that the recipe calls for with a full-fat mayonnaise.
7. Corned Beef and Cabbage Meatballs
Don’t have the time or cash for a full corned beef roast? Check out this recipe for corned beef meatballs! It uses canned corned beef and looks very simple to make up. I love this new twist on the classic pairing.
8. Low Carb Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls
In that vein, here is one of our recipes that shows you how to make corned beef in your slow cooker. It then walks you through turning it into these peppery looking cabbage rolls! The cabbage looks so green and lively.
9. Low-Carb/Keto Slow-Cooker Reuben Soup
This lovely looking soup can also be made in the slow cooker. It incorporates sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and heavy cream with the corned beef. You can see it topped with some Swiss cheese crisps. (Recipe also included!)
10. Spicy Sausage & Cabbage Skillet Melt
If you are not in the mood for beef then perhaps you’d enjoy this spicy sausage & cabbage skillet. It uses spicy chicken sausages, and cooks it up with cabbage and melted Colby cheese. The mix of purple and green cabbage is a nice touch that makes this dish really colorful.
11. Low-Carb Twice-Cooked Cabbage with Sour Cream and Bacon
For anyone else who’s desperate for something besides boiled cabbage – give this dish a try. The cabbage is twice cooked with sour cream and bacon. The finished dish is topped with bubbly brown cheese and will have your family asking for more.
12. Low Carb Irish Colcannon
Here’s the Ruled Me keto spin on this classic dish. We’ve creamed cauliflower, spinach, and even avocado to get that classic green hue. You can use frozen cauliflower to help save some time if you’d like.
13. Grain Free Irish Soda Bread
This bread looks so close to the real thing that I had to do a double-take with the recipe. It’s about 5 net carbs for a serving, but you can remove the raisins to shave off more carbs. (Just run it through MyFitnessPal or a similar app when you make it to double check the nutrition.) I think this would be really great with a cup of coffee in the morning.
14. Keto Friendly Bacon Jam
Don’t judge me for including this recipe because it has a shot of Scotch in it. It’s really, very good. You could serve some of this with those bell pepper eggs I showed you earlier. Although, to be honest, it’s mostly made of bacon and thus goes well with everything.
15. Homemade sugar-free Irish cream liqueur
This recipe provides a great substitute for recipes or drinks that call for a sweet liqueur. Carolyn shares the secret of using star anise pods to make it taste just like the popular branded liqueur. It’s got chocolate, coffee, almond, and coconut flavors blending together with the whiskey and cream. There really is a keto substitute for everything!
16. Spinach Shamrock Latte
This spinach shamrock latte combines spinach and alcohol. That sounds terrible, but it tastes great and you really can have fun while you drink your veggies. It kind of tastes like a herbal chai latte, with alcohol and creaminess.
17. Guinness Chocolate Pudding
The author of this amazing looking dessert warns that it’s rich. That sounds like a good thing to me! Guinness and unsweetened chocolate are whipped up into this rich pudding. I’m over here drooling.
18. Iced Ketoproof Green Tea
If you’d like a lovely green drink but aren’t super into the spinach or other veggie drink concoctions, then I recommend this nice fat infused green tea. We wrote an extremely detailed recipe post that tells you everything you need to know to make the perfect cup. It will leave you both filled and refreshed!
19. Low Carb Irish Cream Ice Cream
This delicately flavored Irish cream flavored ice cream is low carb – with only 4g net carbs! The recipe writer also links to recipes for chocolate cake, and a Guinness chocolate sauce to pour on top.
20. Sugar-Free Irish Coffee Frosting
This Irish coffee frosting would be great piped on top of all sorts of keto treats. It has a shot of whisky, cause why not, and comes together like a dream. The writer includes some tips for making it green with spirulina powder. Clever!
21. Cilantro Infused Avocado Lime Sorbet
And now for something completely different: cilantro infused avocado lime sorbet. The avocado base makes this iced treat creamy, but the lime infused coconut milk reduction makes it a sweet treat. This is tart and refreshing! I know that a lot of you will appreciate that it is dairy free too.
22. Secret-Ingredient Mint Fudge
What’s the secret ingredient in this easy mint fudge recipe? Parsley! This recipe is truly easy with only three steps. This one is also dairy free for those of you who are struggling to find more keto recipes that do not use it.
23. No Bake Irish Cream Cheesecake
Here’s a great place to use a low-carb Irish cream recipe. These personal sized chocolate cheesecakes will hit the spot without all the fuss of a full sized pie. The recipe includes tips for stabilizing whipped cream with gelatin.
24. Vanilla Whisky Keto Mug Cake
Here’s another small dessert! This vanilla whisky keto mug cake is easy to make. This cake goes well with…more whisky!
25. Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Roasted Cabbage
Of course, I can’t leave you without sharing at least one recipe for corned beef. This version is prepared in a slow cooker, and includes a side of roasted cabbage. (Wow!) There is one carrot included in this recipe, but you can easily skip it.