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35 Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

These St. Patrick's Day recipes for kids will please even the pickiest eaters. Celebrate with rainbow recipes, green foods and more—no corned beef and cabbage required.

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Rainbow Cake with Clouds

Some cakes stand on their own without icing. For this bright Rainbow Cake, use a little whipped cream to make fluffy clouds. —Janet Tigchelaar, Jerseyville, Ontario

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St. Patrick's Day PopcornTaste of Home

St. Patrick's Day Popcorn

Everyone's eyes will be smilin' when they see this green popcorn. The green color gives this snack instant St. Patrick's Day appeal. —Karen Weber, Salem, Missouri

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Creamy Reuben CasseroleTaste of Home

Creamy Reuben Casserole

This Reuben casserole dish is great to serve for St. Patrick's Day - or any time. It features corned beef, sauerkraut and other ingredients that make Reuben sandwiches so popular. It's always well received at a potluck. —Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington

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Shamrock CookiesTaste of Home

Shamrock Cookies

A handy cookie cutter shapes these sensational sweets. With a hint of mint flavor, these shamrock cookies are especially yummy with cocoa or chocolate milk. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

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Leprechaun Lime DrinkTaste of Home

Leprechaun Lime Drink

You won't need the help of lucky little elves to ready this refreshing lime concoction. Cheery garnishes can be fixed in a wink to dress up each guest's glass. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Rainbow Quiche

With plenty of veggies and a creamy egg-cheese filling, this tasty quiche gets great reviews every time I make it! —Lilith Fury-Thompson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pistachio Mallow SaladTaste of Home

Pistachio Mallow Salad

This fluffy pistachio salad is a real treat since it's creamy but not overly sweet. It's easy to mix up, and the flavor gets better the longer it stands. It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day, served in a green bowl. -Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas

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Shamrock Cutout Pound CakeTaste of Home

Shamrock Cutout Pound Cake

My son Gabriel loves surprises inside cakes, like seeing a shamrock when this cake is sliced. Everyone wants to know how it’s done. — Angela Lively, Spring, Texas

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Garlic-Dill Soda BreadTaste of Home

Garlic-Dill Soda Bread

It's amazing how bread can be made in a slow cooker, which is why this recipe is so awesome—who knew it could be so simple! Let the inviting aroma of dill and cheese fill your kitchen. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Clover Rice Crispy BarsTaste of Home

Clover Rice Crispy Bars

These sweet snacks are like the pot of gold at the end of your family's feast. With their yummy peppermint and marshmallow flavor, they'll make even those without Irish hearts happy. These rice crispy bars will have the cook smiling, too, because they're so easy to assemble. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Leprechaun Lime PunchTaste of Home

Leprechaun Lime Punch

This delightful St. Patrick's day punch will add a festive touch to your brunch buffet. Enjoy the lively taste of lime sherbet and other citrus flavors in this leprechaun inspired drink. — Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

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Chocolate Mint BrowniesTaste of Home

Chocolate Mint Brownies

One of the best things about this recipe is that theses mint chocolate brownies get moister if you leave them in the refrigerator for a day or two. The problem at our house is no one can leave them alone for that long! —Helen Baines, Elkton, Maryland

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Simple Lime Gelatin SaladTaste of Home

Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

Looking for a festive dish to light up the buffet? This pretty green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a delightful, tangy flavor. —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Rainbow S'moreo CookiesTaste of Home

Rainbow S'moreo Cookies

Homemade Oreo-style cookies are pretty great on their own, but they're even better when you add graham cracker crumbs to the cookie dough, stuff them with marshmallow creme, and then roll them in sprinkles. You can change the color of the sprinkles depending on the holiday or occasion you're baking them for. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Sour Cream CucumbersTaste of Home

Sour Cream Cucumbers

It’s been a tradition at our house to serve this cucumber onion salad with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It’s especially good during the summer when the cucumbers are fresh-picked from the garden. Cucumber salad with sour cream is the perfect summer dish. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio

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Good Luck Irish CookiesTaste of Home

Good Luck Irish Cookies

To top off the meal, Connie bakes these appropriately Irish cookies. "But they taste good anytime," she says. "You can even change the food coloring to fit other holidays." —Connie Lou Blommers, Pella, Iowa

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Pistachio Quick BreadTaste of Home

Pistachio Quick Bread

I love making many of these special loaves to give away for the holidays. They also freeze well so it is easy to pull out for unexpected guests. —Judy Fischer, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Green Flop Jell-OTaste of Home

Green Flop Jell-O

Get ready for fluffy lemon-lime goodness. Try it with any flavor Jell-O! —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota

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Rainbow Fruit SaladTaste of Home

Rainbow Fruit Salad

When my children were young, I would often dress up fresh fruit in this easy-to-fix salad. Decades later, my grandchildren and great-grandchildren still love digging into the fruity layers. The salad goes well with barbecued meats or cold sandwiches. —Jonnie Adams Sisler, Stevensville, Montana

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Chocolate Mint CreamsTaste of Home

Chocolate Mint Creams

This recipe came from an old family friend and is always high on everyone's cookie request list. I make at least six batches for Noel nibbling and give some away as gifts. —Beverly Fehner, Gladstone, Missouri

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Homemade GuacamoleTaste of Home

Homemade Guacamole

Ever wonder how to make guacamole? Just whip together this delicious blend of your favorite fresh ingredients.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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St. Patrick's Day CupcakesTaste of Home

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

These St. Patrick's Day cupcakes go super-quick. The pistachio pudding mix gives them a mild flavor and their pretty pastel color makes them a perfect dessert for this lively holiday. —Kathy Meyer, Almond, Wisconsin

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Broccoli-Ham Puff PancakeTaste of Home

Broccoli-Ham Puff Pancake

We like to use our heirloom cast-iron skillet to make this Sunday special. The golden brown puff pancake with a creamy ham and broccoli filling makes a tasty main dish for brunch.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

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Nana's Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint FrostingTaste of Home

Nana's Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

Even though she is no longer with us, Nana’s treats bring me so much joy every time I bake them. For a more indulgent version, double the frosting and pile it on high! —Chekota Hunter, Cassville, Missouri

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Chocolate Mint Sandwich CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

I got this recipe from my daughter years ago. I've taken these chewy filled cookies and the treasured recipe to many cookie exchanges.

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Lemon-Lime PunchTaste of Home

Lemon-Lime Punch

This frothy refresher topped with lime sherbet is a longtime family favorite and the best punch I’ve ever had. It’s fast, festive and easy to mix up for a variety of occasions. —Mary Ray, Raccoon, Kentucky

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Cucumber Party SandwichesTaste of Home

Cucumber Party Sandwiches

This is one of my favorite appetizers. We have lots of pig roasts here in Kentucky, and these small sandwiches are perfect to serve while the pig is roasting. —Rebecca Rose, Mount Washington, Kentucky

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Rainbow Fruit ToastTaste of Home

Rainbow Fruit Toast

Nothing will brighten up your morning more than one of these colorful and tasty toasts. —Shannon Roum, Taste of Home Food Stylist

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Mint Chocolate-Covered CookiesTaste of Home

Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies

At our house, everyone lends a hand to make these easy chocolate-covered cookies. They remind me of Thin Mints. Decorate them with sprinkles to match the occasion. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Over-the-Rainbow MinestroneTaste of Home

Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored pasta in place of the spirals. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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Thin Mint Milk ShakeTaste of Home

Thin Mint Milk Shake

Save a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies for this creamy milkshake that's fun for kids and adults, too. —Shauna Sever, San Francisco, California

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Rainbow SpritzerTaste of Home

Rainbow Spritzer

Layers of colorful fruit submerged in a fizzy, sweet beverage make this a kid-friendly sipper that gets two thumbs-up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Minty Ice Cream ShamrocksTaste of Home

Minty Ice Cream Shamrocks

With a soft, chewy chocolate cookie and festive mint shamrock ice cream, these fun desserts are a sweet delight on St. Patrick's Day. You can cut out the cookie wafers in any shape you choose and use any flavor ice cream. Try heart shapes for Valentine's Day filled with strawberry ice cream. —Beverly Coyde, Gasport, New York

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Fluffy Key Lime PieTaste of Home

Fluffy Key Lime Pie

For a taste of paradise, try this no-bake Key lime pie recipe. It's low in fat, sugar and fuss. It truly is the best Key lime pie recipe ever! —Frances VanFossan, Warren, Michigan

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Easy Mint ThinsTaste of Home

Easy Mint Thins

My friends often try to guess the ingredients, but I never tell them how simple they are to make. They taste just like the Girl Scout cookie, and they're perfect for Christmas and bake sales. —Jennifer Setser, Morgantown, Indiana