There are usually quite a few great leftovers after St. Patrick's Day. Corned beef makes a fabulous sandwich, of course, but why stop there? You can make some wonderful recipes with that treasure in your fridge, including tarts, quiches, and pies.
Cooked cabbage is a wonderful ingredient too. To use it in these recipes, just add the cabbage at the end of cooking time; all you are really doing is reheating it.
Remember to use corned beef within three days after cooking it. If you still have some leftover after that time, wrap it well in freezer wrap, label the package, and freeze it up to three months. Defrost in the fridge, and return to these recipes for more delicious dinners.
St. Patrick's Day Leftover Recipes
- Colcannon Salmon Cakes
I had a blinding flash of realization when looking at leftover Colcannon; it's the perfect base for fish cakes! A can of salmon later, and this fabulous recipe was devoured.
- Scalloped Cabbage
Green cabbage is cooked with three kinds of cheese, cream, and diced tomatoes in this wonderfully inventive and delicious recipe. Try it!
- Baked Cabbage Frittata
Leftover cooked cabbage is delicious baked into an easy frittata with eggs and cheese. Either red or green cabbage is wonderful in this recipe. For this delicious recipe, just skip the first step. If you cooked your cabbage with onions or garlic, all the better! Just layer with the creamy mixture and tomatoes and bake.
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Dip
This delicious dip is also great as a sandwich spread. You can use cooked leftover cabbage instead of the fresh cabbage; just omit the cabbage bowl!
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Tarts
These little individual tarts are so cute and so delicious. I love the combination of red cabbage with corned beef and Swiss cheese.
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Quiche
I developed this recipe just to see if it would work. And it did! If you are starting with cooked cabbage, add it when the recipe directs and cook until the cabbage mixture is dry. Then continue with the recipe.
- Corned Beef Shepherd’s Pie
This rich and comforting dish is perfect on a cold winter (or spring) night. The flavor is wonderful.
- Tomato Cabbage Bisque
I've been making this recipe for years. It's fabulous with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich for a quick dinner.
Hey, there's no reason you can't serve a traditional Irish recipe after St. Patrick's Day! To make this recipe with cooked cabbage, cook for 2-3 minutes instead of 10 after the cabbage is added to the bacon and onion mixture.
- Etruscan Cabbage Bread
This unusual bread is delicious and a conversation piece! Cook the onions and garlic, then add cooked cabbage if that's what you start with.
- Corned Beef Slaw Sandwiches
If you served Coleslaw for St. Patrick's Day, as I did, this sandwich takes about 2 minutes to put together.
- Corned Beef Scramble
Corned beef and potatoes go together like peanut butter and jelly! This delicious recipe is easy and hearty.
- Corned Beef Hash
Some Dijon mustard, combine with sour cream, is a great accompaniment to this hearty and flavorful recipe.
- Corned Beef Cabbage Chowder
You can use red or green cabbage in this thick and rich soup. If you start with cooked cabbage, cook just to heat through the corned beef and cabbage.
- Corned Beef Egg Rolls
This fusion recipe really transforms corned beef and cabbage. It's fun to make and eat!
- Corned Beef Monte Cristo
Monte Cristo sandwiches are those delicious treats that are coated in crushed cereal and fried until crisp and melty. Yum.
- Reuben Casserole
And let's end with a five ingredient casserole! Sauerkraut is used in this recipe, but you can easily substitute 2 cups of cooked cabbage.