10+ Best St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Ideas That Will Make You Feel Lucky All Day Long!

10+ Best St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Ideas That Will Make You Feel Lucky All Day Long!

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal for every Irish American or just anyone who l love festivals. Every year, I look forward to making a festive breakfast to kick off the day’s celebrations. Over the years, I’ve tried out many different St. Patrick’s Day breakfast ideas and found a few favorites that I always come back to. In this article, I’ll share my top picks for the best St. Patrick’s Day breakfasts.

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While a traditional Irish breakfast may be a bit too heavy for some people, there are ways to enjoy the classic flavors without feeling weighed down.

St. Patrick’s Day breakfast casserole

A St. Patrick’s Day breakfast casserole is the perfect solution. This dish combines all the elements of a classic Irish breakfast – potatoes, onions, bacon, or ham – in a single, easy-to-prepare dish.

To make the casserole, start by cooking up some diced potatoes and onions in a skillet until tender. Add in some cooked bacon or ham, along with some sliced mushrooms and chopped tomatoes. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and pour in some beaten eggs. Top with shredded cheese and bake in the oven until golden brown and bubbly.

If you’re looking for a vegetarian or vegan option, you can skip the meat and add in some sautéed spinach or kale instead. You can also substitute tofu or vegan cheese for the eggs and cheese.


What are the typical components of a traditional Irish breakfast? A traditional Irish breakfast usually includes bacon, sausage, black pudding, white pudding, eggs, and toast.

Can I make the casserole ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the casserole the night before and bake it in the morning.

Creative Pancake Ideas

Pancakes are always a crowd-pleaser and an easy way to add some festive St. Patrick’s Day flair to your breakfast.

Mint chocolate chip pancakes

One of my favorite pancake recipes is for mint chocolate chip pancakes. These pancakes are made with a basic pancake batter but with the addition of mint extract and mini chocolate chips. They’re delicious and can be topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Lucky Charms pancakes

If you’re looking for something even more colorful, you can try making Lucky Charms pancakes. Simply add some crushed Lucky Charms cereal to your pancake batter and cook as usual. The result is a colorful, crunchy pancake that kids and adults will love.


How do I make the pancakes green? You can add a few drops of green food coloring to your pancake batter to make them green.

Can I use a different cereal besides Lucky Charms? Yes, any colorful cereal will work for this recipe.

Fruit and Yogurt Treats

For a healthier St. Patrick’s Day breakfast option, try making some fun and festive fruit and yogurt treats.

Leprechaun fruit snacks

These snacks are made by halving strawberries and adding a dollop of whipped cream to the top. Use chocolate chips to make eyes and a mouth, and you have a cute and easy St. Patrick’s Day treat.

Leprechauns are lucky, so you should save some of these treats for yourself. They’re also easy to make with kids, making them a great activity for St. Patrick’s Day morning while they wait for their pancakes to cook.

Rainbow yogurt-covered bananas

For a more substantial option, try making rainbow yogurt-covered bananas. Simply dip bananas in yogurt and sprinkle with rainbow-colored sprinkles. You can also add some sliced strawberries or kiwi to the plate to create a colorful rainbow effect.


How do I make the fruit look like a leprechaun? Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top of a halved strawberry and add chocolate chip eyes and a mouth.

Can I use a different fruit besides bananas? Yes, any fruit that can be dipped in yogurt will work for this recipe.

Savory Breakfast Dishes

Savory breakfast dishes are a great way to start your day. They’re also perfect for those who might not be fans of sweet foods in the morning.

Try some of these savory breakfast recipes on St. Patrick’s Day or any other day when you want something other than pancakes and bacon.

Deluxe corned beef hash

Deluxe corned beef hash is a classic choice, featuring diced corned beef, potatoes, onions, and bell peppers.

This dish is usually served with a fried egg on top. It’s a hearty dish that will fill you up, even on a morning when you might not have eaten much the night before.

Lucky spinach quiche

Try making a lucky spinach quiche with a spinach and cheese filling for a lighter option.

To make the quiche, cook some chopped spinach in a skillet until wilted. Mix together some eggs, milk, and cheese, and pour over the spinach. Bake in the oven until the eggs are set, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.


Can I use a different meat besides corned beef? Yes, you can use any diced meat in this recipe.

Can I make the quiche crustless? Yes, you can omit the crust for a lighter option.

Fun Breakfast Treats

For a fun and whimsical St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, try making rainbow Poptarts. Simply use a variety of colored fruit jams to create a rainbow effect in your Poptarts.

To make the Poptarts, start by rolling out some pre-made pie crust. Cut out rectangles and place a dollop of jam in the center of each. Fold over the edges to create a little envelope and seal with a fork. Bake in the oven until golden brown.


Whether you’re Irish or love a good excuse to celebrate, a festive St. Patrick’s Day breakfast is the perfect way to kick off the day’s festivities. From traditional Irish breakfast casseroles to fun and colorful pancakes, there’s something for everyone in these St. Patrick’s Day breakfast ideas.