10 Best Corned Beef Recipes

Corned beef is the traditional main dish for St. Patrick's Day. While you can serve it after it's been simmered, you can also make other variations. Why not try a quiche? Or make carbonara using corned beef instead of bacon! These other recipes don't require a huge slab of the beef, saving you quite a bit of money. And you still get the flavor of the holiday.

Some of these recipes are complete meals. Others just need a green salad or a fruit salad added to them for a great dinner....MORE Enjoy!

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    Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage. Linda Larsen

    This classic recipe has been made by thousands of people. It's so delicious and so easy. The tender beef simmers in beer for extra flavor. And you won't believe how good the veggies are as a side dish! Serve with some grainy mustard or honey mustard and dig in.

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    Corned Beef Cabbage and Pasta Salad. Linda Larsen

    A fresh salad using the traditional St. Patrick's Day ingredients of corned beef and cabbage is a wonderful twist on the classic. You can also make this easy and delicious recipe using leftover cooked corned beef. 

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    Crockpot Corned Beef and Creamer Potatoes. Linda Larsen

    Believe it or not, these tiny potatoes assume the perfect texture even after hours of cooking, because the recipe adds a bit of apple cider vinegar, which keeps the potatoes firm yet tender. Serve with something green: peas, green beans, edamame, or a green salad. 

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    Corned Beef Carbonara. Linda Larsen

    Use crispy corned beef in place of bacon in this fabulous and easy recipe. The corned beef adds an unexpected depth of flavor and it's a nice twist on the classic Carbonara.

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    Corned Beef and Cabbage Tarts

    Corned Beef Cabbage Tarts. Linda Larsen

    I love these individual little tarts. The combination of sautéed red cabbage, corned beef, onion, and Gruyere cheese in a flaky pasta is simply irresistible. 

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    Corned Beef Sliders

    These little sandwiches are so cute, fun to make, and easy to eat. Corned beef is topped with a savory and crunchy slaw and sandwiched with tiny whole wheat buns. 

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    Egg noodles, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and corned beef are combined in a creamy sauce and baked with rye bread crumbs for a crunchy topping. Yum!

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    A shepherd's pie is welcome on any winter day. But use corned beef instead of cubed regular beef for an extra layer of flavor! 

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    Corned Beef Hash is a classic recipe made with potatoes and onions.  

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    Corned Beef and Cabbage Quiche

    This wonderful recipe adds cabbage and corned beef to a savory custard, baked in a flaky pie crust. It's luscious.