St. Patrick's Day day, the day when everyone becomes a little bit Irish, and green becomes the color of the day. But why limit your celebration to just corned beef and cabbage? Don’t get me wrong, I've got nothing against corned beef, but the truth is, corned beef is about as Irish as a chimichanga is Mexican.

Fear not! I've scoured the internet to bring you five alternative St. Patrick’s Day foods (links to recipes included) that are sure to make your taste buds dance a jig!

  1. Irish Nachos Who says nachos have to be made with tortilla chips? Swap them out for some crispy potato slices, and you've got a delicious Irish twist on a classic snack. Top them with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, diced tomatoes, and sour cream for a tasty treat that's sure to be a hit. And don't forget the chives if you’re looking for a touch of green!

  2. Guinness Beef Stew What's more Irish than a pint of Guinness? A bowl of Guinness beef stew, that's what! Slow-cooked beef, hearty root vegetables, and a rich, dark beer combine to create a comforting, satisfying meal that's perfect for a chilly St Patrick's Day.

  3. Soda Bread Irish soda bread is a simple, delicious bread that pairs excellently with soups, stews, or just plain butter. Made with four ingredients - flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk - it's a no-fuss recipe that even the most novice of bakers can master.

  4. Shepherd's Pie Another classic Irish dish, Shepherd's pie, is a savory casserole made with ground beef, vegetables, and mashed potatoes. It's hearty, filling, and oh-so-comforting - perfect for a St Patrick's Day celebration.

  5. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Okay, they’re not really Irish, but you’ll want something sweet to top off your feast! Whip up a batch of mint chocolate chip cookies for a festive treat that's sure to please. Soft, chewy cookies studded with chocolate chips and flavored with refreshing mint - what's not to love?
So there you have it, five delicious St. Patrick's Day dishes that aren't corned beef. Whether you're Irish or just Irish at heart, these dishes will make your celebration a little more delicious.

Sláinte, y’all!