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5 Vegan St Patrick’s Day Recipes

5 Vegan St Patrick’s Day Recipes

This St. Patrick’s Day, you can celebrate with more than green beer! With a little bit of planning, you can whip up a totally vegan spread full of tasty Irish dishes. These vegan dishes are cruelty free and in many cases healthier than their meaty counterparts.

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Vegan Shepherds Pie

1. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is excellent comfort food, and this hearty vegan version featuring mushrooms and tofu is just as filling as its meaty cousin. If you’re not a fan of tofu, you can replace the soy with white beans or black eyed peas.


vegan colcannon

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2. Vegan Colcannon

Colcannon normally features cabbage, but this recipe from Vegan Yum Yum calls for kale instead. If you want something a little bit more traditional, you can just swap the cabbage back in. Just use 4 cups of cabbage in place of the kale, and cook it the same. Either way, you’re getting a generous serving of healthy cruciferous vegetables!


Irish Stew sign

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3. Vegan Irish Stew

Irish stew typically calls for beef or lamb, but this savvy vegan version uses seitan or chickpeas (your choice!) to replace the meat. This looks like the perfect cozy meal for a chilly St. Patrick’s Day!


cooking vegan sausage

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4. Dublin Coddle with Vegan Irish Sausage

Fat Free Vegan’s recipe for Dublin Coddle includes instructions for making your own vegan Irish sausage from scratch! If you’re not feeling quite that ambitious, you can use pre-made vegan sausages, like Tofurkey or Field Roast.


Irish soda bread

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5. Whole Wheat Vegan Soda Bread

Soda bread is an Irish staple, but it often uses dairy ingredients. This simple vegan recipe from Happy Herbivore is sure to please, whether you sweeten it up with a bit of sugar and raisins or omit those ingredients to stay more traditional.

Do you guys have any vegan eats on your St. Patrick’s Day menu? I’d love to hear what’s cooking in the comments!


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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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4:57AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

Thank you

9:52AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

Thank you:)

4:10PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Thanks for sharing :)

4:31PM PST on Mar 3, 2014

I am sure the irish would not be pleased with those recipes at all at all.

1:07PM PST on Feb 28, 2014


10:45PM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

ooo! what delightfully tasty and healthy recipes!

6:31PM PDT on Mar 17, 2013


10:14AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

I make my colcannon with spinach . My soda bread (whole wheat of course ) has mead instead of vinegar and honey in place of sugar.

8:38AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Looks good, but it sure looks like bacon in the colcannon picture(?) not sure how that would be vegan, the actual recipe link shows a different picture however. At any rate it's all making me hungry

6:10AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

YUMMY! I just posted it on my store's site :)

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