03/12/2015 01:49 EDT | Updated 03/12/2015 01:59 EDT

17 St. Patrick's Day Recipes With A Green Kick

Your favourite foods — yes, like cupcakes — get a dose of green just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Betty Crocker

Some say a pint of Guinness beer is a meal in and of itself, but we’d recommend eating something solid during your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Of course, we all celebrate this mid-March holiday differently. Some people adorn themselves in green from head to toe, eat only green foods, and tell everyone who’ll listen about their family’s arrival in Canada from Ireland. Others are more interested in just drinking beer — dyed green beer — with some appetizers to match.

Whatever you prefer, keep in mind that there are lots of ways to have fun with the 17 recipes below — all suitable for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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