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More Than Corned Beef: 7 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Try

Let it be known that we have absolutely nothing against the traditional corned beef and cabbage generally associated with St. Patrick’s Day. 

In fact, we like it so much that we’ve even made slow cooker corned beef and cabbage to rave reviews. (Not exactly traditional in preparation, but classic in flavor.)

No, make no mistake, corned beef and cabbage is here to stay in our books, but this year we felt like shaking it up with a few unexpectedly fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

Kick up your heels with these festive appetizers, drinks and desserts – then use all the leftover corned beef to make one of these classic Reuben sandwiches!

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Mini Reuben Toasts Photo
Mini Reuben Toasts Recipe
These mini Reuben toasts are about to become your quintessential appetizer for St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss are piled onto tiny pieces of rye bread for an irresistible snack your friends will love.
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Chocolate Guinness Float Photo
Chocolate Guinness Float Recipe
Chances are good you’ve never had a Guinness float before, but chances are even better that you absolutely should. Chocolate ice cream and Guinness combine to make one seriously memorable ice cream float – don’t knock it until you try it!
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Steak and Ale Pie Photo
Steak and Ale Pie Recipe
Packed with beef, carrots and other veggies with a base of beef broth and ale, this steak and ale pie boasts a flaky pie crust and tons of classic, savory flavor, a perfect nod to St. Patrick’s Day.
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Reuben Soup Photo
Reuben Soup Recipe
Everything you love about a classic corned beef and cabbage dinner (or your favorite Reuben sandwich) this delicious Reuben soup will knock your socks off. This absolutely should be how you use up your corned beef leftovers.
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Irish Cream Fudge Photo
Irish Cream Fudge Recipe
We’ll never not be fans of a festive, boozy dessert and this Irish cream fudge recipe checks all the boxes. Made with marshmallow cream, chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream, this fudge its decadent and delicious.
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Beer and Cheese Bread
Beer Bread Recipe
This classic beer bread recipe is a quick bread loaded with cheese, dry mustard, sour cream and, of course, beer. The flavor is savory, complex and seriously delicious. It’s perfect served with Irish stew and a pint!
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Vegetarian Shephard's Pie Photo
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
Scrapping the beef entirely, this vegetarian shepherd’s pie recipes skips on none of the flavor. It’s a hearty mix of carrots, onions, turnips and mushrooms topped with creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes. Trust us – you’ll be making this one again and again.
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