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The Best Low Carb and Keto St. Patrick’s Day Recipes


Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on March 16, 2023.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition

March 16, 2023

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these low carb recipes, delicious low carb spins on traditional Irish recipes.

There’s a hint of spring in the air (hopefully), and St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday everyone loves to celebrate even if you aren’t Irish, is here. Here are some interesting St. Patrick’s Day facts:

  1. St. Patrick’s Day always falls on March 17, the anniversary of St. Patrick’s death.
  2. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was in America, not Ireland.
  3. St. Patrick’s Day traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage was an invention by Irish immigrants who immigrated to America, because corned beef was a cheaper substitute for ham or bacon.
  4. St. Patrick’s Day usually falls in the middle of Lent, when fasting is encouraged for Catholics who observe Lent, but Irish-Catholics were given a one day “break” on this day to enjoy meat, eggs and alcohol.

You can take a break and enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day feast with these delicious low carb and keto St. Patrick’s Day recipes:

Fresh Twists on Low Carb and Keto St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Mix it up this year with either a tender lamb and vegetable stew (also a staple of Ireland) or mouth-watering brisket. You can start simmering either recipe in your slow cooker earlier in the day or even the day before. Pair it with a fresh take on St. Patty’s Day cabbage with a creamy cabbage, carrot and cauliflower concoction. A fresh, spring-y asparagus and leek soup is also a tasty and light option, and a low carb version of traditional Irish leek and potato soup.

Mix up your festive drinks with a boozy Irish coffee or low carb root beer float that the whole family can enjoy. The grand finale? Blueberry scones with lemon glaze.

Creamed Cabbage, Carrot and Cauliflower

Asparagus and Leek Soup

Lamb and Vegetable Stew

Homemade Keto Corned Beef Brisket

Keto Irish Coffee

Root Beer Float

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Low Carb St. Patrick’s Day Roundup: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Plus, check out our low carb St. Patrick’s Day roundup of our favorite low carb corned beef recipes, how to throw a St. Patrick’s Day party, plus tips for what to do with your corned beef leftovers.

The Best of Low Carb Corned Beef and Cabbage recipes



Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc.

Vice President of Nutrition & Education

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is a former Director of Nutrition at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. With 20+ years of experience as a nutrition expert, the NY Times best-selling author is the current Vice President of Nutrition & Education at Simply Good Foods Company.

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