St. Patrick’s Day is just weeks away and it’s never too early to start planning! Whether you’re hosting a St. Patty’s Day party or attending someone else’s get-together, you’re going to want to make a festive dish (or a lot of festive dishes) to lighten up the mood. Every year, party planners and partygoers search for cool and unique St. Patrick’s Day appetizer ideas. The best appetizers for this type of event are green, considering green is the primary color associated with Ireland. If you’re looking for awesome green St. Patrick’s Day appetizers, consider one (or all!) of the 30 below!
These festive little cups will add some serious spice to your St. Patty’s Day get-together. They’re easy to make and oh-so-delicious, so make sure you add them to your list this year!
Stuffed peppers are a great appetizer idea for St. Patrick’s Day parties. Peppers are liked by almost everyone so choosing to stuff green ones with three different types of cheeses will be a hit with all of your guests.
These are quick and easy to make and will add a hint of green to your food table this year.
Everyone loves pizza, right? The green vegetables on this classic appetizer make it the perfect choice for your St. Paddy’s Day party this year.
Some topping you can use include arugula, spinach, green onions, green peppers, zucchini, broccoli etc.
Spinach cups are easy and festive and everyone will love them. You can either make your own cups using flour or you can buy Tostitos scoops from the store (much easier, in my opinion).
Fill the scoops with either homemade or store-bought spinach dip and you have a delicious appetizer that literally takes less than 5 minutes to whip together.
It can be easy to pull out some pre-made appetizers that you can pop in the oven and have ready to go for your St. Patty’s celebrations, and there’s nothing truly wrong with that.
If you have more time though, why not make a healthy veggie skewer to ensure that you are offering some healthy alternatives to your traditional apps?
Grilled skewers are super easy to make and offer your guests a variety of choices and flavors. The best part is, March is the beginning of Spring which means you can definitely barbecue these.
You can create several different types of kabobs for this event but sticking to green vegetables (zucchini, green peppers and asparagus) will make your skewers look even more festive!
Much like spinach cups, guacamole cups are a sure hit with party-goers. The fresh avocado mixed with the salty nacho cup makes for the perfect party snack.
If you’re making (or buying) nacho cups anyway, why not offer your guests a mix of guacamole and spinach cups?
These intricate appetizers are slightly more difficult to make (at least compared to most of the ideas on this list) but, if you have the time and are willing to put in the effort, they’re definitely worth it.
Zucchinis are rolled in cream cheese for a delicious snack you can’t resist and will definitely be making at every gathering after this.
What is more Irish than potatoes?! Serve up this sweet treat that will give everyone a taste of Ireland and leave a lasting impression on your guests.
The best part is that they are bite-sized so you can even send friends home with a little goodie bag of St. Patty’s treats!
Jalapeno poppers are a given on any St. Patty’s day food list. These jalapeno potato poppers are spicy and cheesy and everything you look for in a good party snack.
You might want to make a big batch of these guys because they will go fast and your guests will be begging for seconds, thirds and well…a whole lot more.
Traditional deviled eggs get a new green spin with this recipe. If it’s St. Patrick’s Day, it better be green and looking extremely festive!
Combining two good fats, of avocados and eggs, then topped with some diced green onions, you get a delightfully delicious green appy that is good for you, too!
Much like jalapeno poppers, guacamole is a staple of any good St. Patrick’s day party. Not only will people love the dip, but they’ll be giving their bodies those sought-after omega-3 fatty acids.
If you’re going to make the guacamole cups we suggested earlier, why not make a ton of the guac and serve it with pitas, tortillas or even green veggies.
Green pinwheels are easy to whip and can be as healthy as you want them to be. If you’re not watching your waistline, you can pack them full of cheese and meats and if you are watching your waistline you can use vegetables and other healthy alternatives.
Either way, these will make a great treat for your guests.
If you’re firing up the grill this St. Patty’s Day, you should definitely consider these themed appetizers.
The green asparagus makes them perfect for the Irish holiday while the prosciutto makes them a delicious snack for everyone to enjoy.
These cute little shamrock chips are great for any party but are especially fun if you have kids attending. The clover shape and color of the chips are key, so make sure you take the time to make them look extra special.
Other than that, this easy-to-make snack is just as delicious as they are simple to throw together.
Quiches are a fantastic appetizer to make because they look gourmet, while not taking too long to make. The difference this time is that your crust will be consistent with the theme of your party.
If your crowd is specifically crazy about a certain type of cheese, meat or veggies, add it to this scrumptious dish that will keep your guests satiated until supper.
When St. Patrick’s day rolls around, what’s the one alcohol everyone thinks of? Guinness beer of course! And you don’t just have to drink it, you can eat it as well.
Make this rich and creamy cheddar Guinness dip to be spread on a baguette or use crackers to scoop up this Irish perfection.
Cookie cutters are always underrated when it comes to their versatility. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out some perfectly shaped shamrock tortilla chips to scoop up this amazing homemade gold dip.
Not only is it pleasing to the eye and consistent with the party theme, but it’s also a healthy snack to munch on.
If you have some vegans in your crowd, frozen appetizers just won’t cut it. Make this kale pesto that is friendly for every vegan in the room and serve on some delicious, fluffy bread.
You can also top it off with some vegan mozzarella cheese if you feel like getting really creative with your vegan snack.
Nachos are traditionally viewed as a Mexican dish that people all over the world absolutely love to enjoy, regardless of what country they hail from.
Switch out your normal chips and toppings for some homemade potato chips topped with the fixin’s of a reuben sandwich to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
When you’re looking for a perfect appetizer that will make your guests green with jealousy that they didn’t come up with this idea themselves, these corned beef and cabbage egg rolls are the way to go!
This green dip is perfect for matching your St. Patrick’s Day theme to a T and doesn’t take too long to make. The best part is, it’s not a dip that comes out of a bottle packed full with artificial flavors.
An easy and underrated appetizer is that of the Guinness Pulled Pork slider. Instead of providing big, meal-sized buns to pile high with meat, use mini slider buns instead.
This pulled pork is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day because of the flavoring that comes straight from Dublin, Ireland – Guinness beer!
When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, there are a few things that people think of, one being a leprechaun. Make this simple cheeseball that is packed with flavor but also looks like “he” came straight from the motherland.
Use some green pepper to create the perfect leprechaun hat and some lovely carrot shavings to create the ideal orange hair!
If you’re having a St. Patrick’s Day supper, one way to warm up the stomachs of your guests is by serving up a traditional Irish soup that probably matches your St. Patrick’s Day table cloth!
Drizzle some sour cream or greek yogurt on top and finish with chives or green onion for added flavor and texture.
Just when you thought “I’ve already made guac for St. Paddy’s, what else can I do with avocado?”, we suddenly have a solution for you.
These avocado fries are not only absolutely delicious, but are breaded to perfection. When your guests bite into their fries, they’ll see why you made this app for St. Paddy’s!
If you enjoy minimal mess and therefore barely any cleanup, serve these savory muffins to your St. Patrick’s Day guests and let the green spinach help you celebrate this day!
The best part is, these muffins are filling which will keep your guests full until the main course of supper.
If you’re trying to stay extra healthy this St. Patrick’s Day, don’t worry – we have you covered! This salad is actually so incredible for you, you’ll want to start making it on a daily basis.
It’s packed with superfoods that will not only give you your omega-3 fatty acids but tons of antioxidants that help reduce your chances of getting cancer.
Do you have any shrimp fans on the guest list tonight? Of course, you do! Impress your guests with these perfectly grilled shrimp avocado cucumber bites for a gourmet appetizer.
You can also serve them as part of the main meal if you want to turn it into a shrimp salad and add some of your homemade dressing to it.