Simple Saint Patrick’s Day Side Dishes Part Two

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It is Saint Patrick’s Day and my mouth is watering at the thought of a delicious corned beef dinner. My family has made corned beef with boiled cabbage, carrots, and potatoes for as long as I can remember to celebrate and while I love the traditional sides with my corned beef, I decided to start mixing things up a bit. 

Here are two simple Saint Patrick’s Day side dishes for you to try: the first is Irish Twice Baked Potatoes, and the second, Smashed Turnips and Carrots.

Irish Twice Baked Potatoes are my take on two traditional Irish potato dishes, colcannon and champ, combined into something new and delicious. These tasty, potato cups also work wonderfully as a starter during a Saint Patrick’s Day party because they can be made in advance, travel easily, and can be eaten without silverware. Just look at the oozing cheese and crispy potato bits. YUMMY!

Secondly, if you like a brightly covered, buttery side dish, then the Smashed Turnips and Carrots side dish is it. I wish I could say I came up with the recipe on my own, but I actually got it from one of my very best friends. Her mom is from Scotland and frequently made this for dinner. When I first had it, I fell in love with the sweetness of the carrots mixed with the slight bitterness of the turnips, and the creaminess of the butter. I just know you will love it too!

So give these simple Saint Patrick’s Day sides a try and let me know what your favorite side dish is in the comments below. Do you have a Saint Patrick’s Day dish I should try?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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