21 St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers That Will Win Any Party

by Justina Huddleston
Mar 7, 2018 at 1:55 p.m. ET

The moment has come: It’s your turn to host the St. Patrick’s Day party. You have the decorations up, making your living room look like an emerald lover's dream come true. You have the perfect Spotify playlist ready to play. You have games and all sorts of entertainment ready to take part in. You even have a seemingly endless supply of green beer! But now it's time to tackle the most daunting part of throwing a party: the food. Should you run to the store and buy every green-hued item you can find? Should you just order a pizza?! The answer is none of those things — because we’ve rounded up a collection of tasty St. Patrick’s Day appetizers that are all super-easy to make.

Want a potato-based appetizer with so much cheese it’ll make everyone’s mouths water just looking at it? We’ve got it. Looking for corned beef sliders smothered in a Guinness barbecue sauce? It’s on this list. Or keep it super-simple and make fancy tater tots. These appetizers suit every culinary skill level — and they're all damn delicious.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2017.

1 /21: Irish Nachos

1/21 :Irish Nachos

Here's a fun twist on traditional nachos — this time with potatoes, green onions, bacon, cilantro and more.

2 /21: Corned Beef & Cheddar Potato Nests

2/21 :Corned Beef & Cheddar Potato Nests

Crispy potato cups cradle shredded corned beef and Irish cheddar cheese in this recipe.

3 /21: Cheesy Irish Cabbage Gratins

3/21 :Cheesy Irish Cabbage Gratins

Made in individual ramekins, these cheesy Irish cabbage gratins make for a hearty starter.

4 /21: Guinness-Glazed Peanuts

4/21 :Guinness-Glazed Peanuts

Salty, sweet and crunchy, these glazed nuts will keep your party guests satisfied.

5 /21: Guinness Barbecue Corned Beef Sliders

5/21 :Guinness Barbecue Corned Beef Sliders

Melted cheddar and barbecued corned beef make these sliders a dish your guests will keep reaching for.

6 /21: Colcannon Tater Tots

6/21 :Colcannon Tater Tots

Colcannon gets a party-ready makeover with these crispy homemade tater tots.

7 /21: Corned Beef & Cabbage Pasties

7/21 :Corned Beef & Cabbage Pasties

Corned beef and cabbage pasties turn a main dish into a fuss-free appetizer.

8 /21: Guinness Cheddar Fondue

8/21 :Guinness Cheddar Fondue

Make your appetizer an event in itself with this Guinness cheese fondue recipe.

9 /21: Guinness Beer-Battered Onion Rings

9/21 :Guinness Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Crispy beer-battered onion rings are a savory snack that pairs well with the rest of your party fare.

10 /21: Beef & Guinness Hand Pies

10/21 :Beef & Guinness Hand Pies

Skip the silverware and serve these finger food-friendly hand pies at your St. Patrick's Day gathering instead.

11 /21: Irish Rarebit

11/21 :Irish Rarebit

Smothered in an Irish cheddar and whiskey sauce, these toasts are hard not to love.

12 /21: Corned Beef & Cabbage Nachos

12/21 :Corned Beef & Cabbage Nachos

Smothered in a creamy cheese sauce, these corned beef and cabbage nachos are a real crowd-pleaser.

13 /21: Guinness Steak Skewers With Gouda

13/21 :Guinness Steak Skewers With Gouda

Let people dunk steak bites in a creamy gouda dip thanks to this flavorful recipe.

14 /21: Irish Potato Bites

14/21 :Irish Potato Bites

Baby red potatoes are twice baked and topped with a dollop of sour cream to make these snackable bites.

15 /21: Guinness-Braised Short Rib Sliders

15/21 :Guinness-Braised Short Rib Sliders

Tender and oh-so-savory, these Guinness-braised short rib sliders are nearly irresistible.

16 /21: Irish Tater Totchos

16/21 :Irish Tater Totchos

Crispy tater tot nachos covered in Irish cheddar and bacon will make any event feel like a party.

17 /21: Irish Boxty With Caviar

17/21 :Irish Boxty With Caviar

Irish potato pancakes topped with caviar and sour cream are a fancy fusion appetizer for your celebration.

18 /21: Guinness Dijon Soft Pretzels

18/21 :Guinness Dijon Soft Pretzels

Guinness-infused soft pretzels are dunked in tangy Dijon mustard in this super-snackable recipe.

19 /21: Wild Garlic Guinness Sausage Rolls

19/21 :Wild Garlic Guinness Sausage Rolls

Fragrant garlic and juicy sausage will make your guests reach for a second helping of these rolls

20 /21: Irish Cornbread

20/21 :Irish Cornbread

Serve this moist Irish cornbread cut into squares and slathered with honey butter.

21 /21: Irish Cheese Toasties

21/21 :Irish Cheese Toasties

Irish cheddar cheese gets melted and browned around the edges on these toasties, great with beer or wine.