St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that we all acknowledge but don’t do tons of planning for. By the time St. Patty’s day is here, we realize winter is almost over and we’re ready to let loose and celebrate just about anything in honor of winter being over!

When you decide last minute to have some friends over to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this is an easy no-bake recipe that uses ingredients you probably have in your fridge. Alternatively, throw these cute little finger food flags in your kiddo’s lunch to get festive without effort. With cheddar cheese, sliced turkey, and a pickle, you can create fun little Irish flags that will look like you didn’t plan this party super last minute (which you probably did, but we don’t judge)!

1. Slice Cheese

Slice your cheese into rectangles that are one inch long. Make sure they are thick enough that they don’t split when you slide them onto the kabob. The cheese is going to serve as the orange stripe on the Irish flag, so make sure to purchase cheddar cheese that’s orange.

2. Cut Turkey

You will want to slice your turkey cold cuts into 3 long rectangles. This is the white stripe in the flag! The key is to weave the turkey on so it looks like the flag is blowing in the wind. We just grabbed a package of cold cuts from the grocery store, but you can also purchase it at the deli counter and get them to slice it a little bit thicker to make these kabobs a bit more of a bite!

3.  Slide Pickles Onto Kabob

Make sure that your pickles are the mini gherkin pickles. We opted for dill pickles instead of sweet because … well, our whole team thinks sweet pickles are gross. But you can use whatever kind you like best! Slide them carefully onto the toothpick, as they can easily split in half.

4. Weave Turkey Onto Kabob

Next, weave your rectangle of turkey onto the kabob so it looks like the flag is blowing in the wind. You can also use mozzarella cheese or old white cheese to keep it vegetarian if you’d like.

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5. Slide Cheese Onto Kabob

Much like the pickle, the cheese has a high chance of splitting as you slide it onto the kabob, so go slowly and make sure your slices are thick enough. This final ingredient on the kabob is the last touch to complete your Irish flag! All done and time to enjoy!

Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 10 Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Slices of Turkey
  • 10 Mini Dill Pickles

Equipment

  • Small Kabobs or Extra-Large Toothpicks

Method

  • Cut cheese into thick rectangles about an inch long.
  • Cut turkey into thirds.
  • Slide pickles onto toothpick, followed by 1/3 of a slice of turkey, then the cheddar cheese.
  • Place on a platter and serve!
Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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