These Irish appetizers are so good, you’ll feel lucky with one bite!
Not only do the Irish know how to celebrate, but they also know how to whip up some delicious appetizers to get the party started!
Whether you’re hosting a get-together at home, visiting some friends, or are simply in the mood to try something new, you’ve come to the right place.
I took some time to compile my top 25 favorite Irish appetizers that are both easy to whip up and delicious to devour.
Sometimes all that we really need is a new festive recipe to try out in the kitchen to get our spirits up!
1. Cheesy Irish Cheddar Bacon Jalapeño Potato Skins
It’s no secret that potatoes are the go-to vegetable for the Irish due to their endless abundance.
But if you think that potatoes can ever be overdone, you’re in for a treat!
These crispy and cheesy jalapeño potato skins are filled with so much flavor you won’t be able to get enough.
2. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders with Guinness Mustard
These sliders are an absolute necessity the next time you’re about to watch the big game!
Throw some brisket in the slow cooker as you prepare the toppings for some delicious Irish sliders.
3. Mini-Shepherd’s Pie
If you’re looking for a home-cooked meal, try out these mini-shepherd’s pies.
These bad boys are a perfect appetizer to welcome your guests with or enjoy all by yourself. Warning: herd of sheep not included!
4. Reuben Dip
Corned beef is a go-to for Irish dishes due to its soft texture that melts in your mouth.
Rather than just another corned beef sandwich, throw in some cheeses and dressings to make a rich Reuben dip!
5. Reuben-Topped Irish Nachos
Another one of my favorite ways to use up some left-over corned beef is by whipping up some Reuben nachos.
This recipe is basically an Irish spin on nachos, but instead of chips, you guessed it… potatoes!
6. Irish Colcannon Puffs
If you’re looking for a vegan recipe to try out, these Irish colcannon puffs are sure to be your best friend!
A soft potato interior but crispy exterior will have you reconsidering why you haven’t gone vegan.
7. Corned Beef Leprechaun Cheese Balls
These leprechaun cheese balls are by far my favorite appetizer on the list.
Not only are they super easy to make, but they can be decorated as a leprechaun to wow guests.
There’s nothing better than a recipe that is both delicious and fun to make!
8. Cheese and Herb Irish Soda Bread
If you’re looking for a fresh-baked bread to pair with a rich stew, I have you covered!
Filled with cheddar cheese and fresh herbs, this bread will leave your mouth watering. Mine sure is just thinking about it!
9. Reuben Eggs Rolls
This delicious recipe will have you whipping up endless egg rolls in the kitchen for months to come. Trust me… I’ve been there.
Grab some corned beef, cheese, and sauerkraut to make these juicy rolls. Oh! And don’t forget the dressing.
10. Guinness Dubliner Dip
This creamy and rich dip is one of my go-to appetizers for when I have last-minute guests coming over.
That’s because you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen. Cheese, onions, and bread? Check!
11. Cabbage Chips
If there is one appetizer on this list that I urge you to try, it must be these cabbage chips.
Now, before you run away, trust me! These cabbage chips are vegan, keto, and even low-calorie. How could you ever go wrong?
12. Irish Nachos (Potato Nachos)
This fun twist on nachos has every savory ingredient such as potatoes, bacon, and jalapeños, and even cheese.
Don’t forget to add some sour cream on top to truly bring the dish to life.
13. Corned Beef and Cabbage Tacos
What’s more Irish than throwing corned beef and cabbage into a taco? Let me know when you figure it out, as I have absolutely no clue.
This recipe is easy to whip up and can even double as an entrée if needed!
14. Irish Potato Chips
Sometimes the best recipes are the ones with the least ingredients.
That’s definitely the case with these Irish potato chips that are simply a spin on classic French fries.
Pro tip: boil the potatoes before frying for a softer interior.
15. Easy Reuben Crescents
These mini-baked sandwiches are crispy at the crust but gooey at the core.
If you’re looking for an excuse to stuff your face with something cheesy, you’re in trouble!
16. Potato Scones for St Patrick’s Day
There is no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a dish filled with… you guessed it… potatoes!
The aroma will fill your house and delight everyone who enters. You’ve been warned.
17. St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn
If you’re looking for a fun spin on popcorn, we got you covered. How else did you expect to celebrate the holidays without a green appetizer?
Wow your friends with a few drops of food coloring to get into the festive spirit!
18. St. Patrick’s Day Pot-o-Gold Popcorn Bites
If you feel as if making green popcorn is a little overboard, I totally understand.
Instead, try out some honey popcorn bites that’ll both melt and crunch in your mouth.
19. Irish Colcannon Soup (Irish Potato and Cabbage Soup)
If you’re looking for a cozy appetizer, I have just the one!
This Irish colcannon soup mixes potatoes, cabbage, onion, and cream together for the tastiest appetizer.
The Irish totally know how to make a soup that not only warms the body, but also the soul.
20. Guinness and Cheddar Cheese Fondue
This is one of my favorite appetizers to serve to guests, as it’s sure to leave everyone stuffed and satisfied.
There’s not much better than a pool of cheese to dip bread into. Yum!
21. St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Veggie Skewers
How else are you going to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a festive appetizer?
Simply chop up some veggies in clovers, assemble as desired, and dip into ranch!
22. St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer Board
If you’re anything like me, then you’re constantly searching for the perfect appetizer to bring to your next event.
An appetizer board customized for the celebration is always a crowd-pleaser! Throw some fruit, veggies, nuts, dips, cracks, and treats together, and enjoy!
23. St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Crackers and Green Dip
The best way to get into the festive mood is to create a dish specifically for the holidays.
These yummy shamrock crackers and green dip are sure to leave you satisfied and ready to celebrate!
24. St. Patrick’s Day Irish Deviled Eggs with Corned Beef and Cabbage
This fun twist on deviled eggs is paired with corned beef and cabbage.
If you need an appetizer that is low-carb and packed with protein, I totally recommend this.
Just because a dish is yummy doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy and filled with nutrients!
25. St. Patrick’s Day Fruit Salad
Sometimes the best dishes are the ones with the least ingredients.
Everyone loves a classic fruit salad, especially one filled with everything green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Pro tip: switch up the color of the fruits depending on the holiday.
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