20 Festive Appetizers to Make for St. Patrick's Day Parties

by Justina Huddleston
Mar 3, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Wondering what to make for that St. Patrick's Day party? Skip the labor-intensive meal and whip up one of these tasty apps instead.

1 /21: Corned beef and cheddar potato nests

1/21 :Corned beef and cheddar potato nests

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

2 /21: Cheesy Irish cabbage gratins

2/21 :Cheesy Irish cabbage gratins

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

3 /21: Guinness-glazed peanuts

3/21 :Guinness-glazed peanuts

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

4 /21: Guinness barbecue corned beef sliders

4/21 :Guinness barbecue corned beef sliders

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

5 /21: Colcannon tater tots

5/21 :Colcannon tater tots

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

6 /21: Corned beef and cabbage pasties

6/21 :Corned beef and cabbage pasties

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

7 /21: Guinness cheddar fondue

7/21 :Guinness cheddar fondue

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

8 /21: Guinness beer-battered onion rings

8/21 :Guinness beer-battered onion rings

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

9 /21: Beef and Guinness hand pies

9/21 :Beef and Guinness hand pies

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

10 /21: Irish rarebit

10/21 :Irish rarebit

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

11 /21: Corned beef and cabbage nachos

11/21 :Corned beef and cabbage nachos

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

12 /21: Guinness steak skewers with gouda

12/21 :Guinness steak skewers with gouda

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

13 /21: Irish potato bites

13/21 :Irish potato bites

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

14 /21: Guinness-braised short rib sliders

14/21 :Guinness-braised short rib sliders

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

15 /21: Irish tater totchos

15/21 :Irish tater totchos

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

16 /21: Irish boxty with caviar

16/21 :Irish boxty with caviar

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

17 /21: Guinness Dijon soft pretzels

17/21 :Guinness Dijon soft pretzels

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

18 /21: Wild garlic Guinness sausage rolls

18/21 :Wild garlic Guinness sausage rolls

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

19 /21: Irish cornbread

19/21 :Irish cornbread

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

20 /21: Irish cheese toasties

20/21 :Irish cheese toasties

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

21 /21: Pin it!

21/21 :Pin it!