Green St. Patrick’s Day Pasta is the perfect fun pasta for St. Patrick’s Day! Everyone will be green with envy when they see your green St.Patricks day pasta! This Parmesan Broccoli Pasta is quick and easy to make with just 5 ingredients! If you are looking for green food for St. Patrick’s Day this is an easy recipe the kids will love!
Green St. Patricks Day Pasta
If you love making fun St.Patrick’s Day recipes for kids then you are going to love this green pasta! This green pasta is so simple to make. It doesn’t take a lot of work to make it green, just a little food coloring and you turn the ordinary into extraordinary.
I made this Green St. Patricks Day Pasta for the first time years ago as my daughters St. Patrick’s Day lunch. She had been playing outside and I called her in to eat and she was so surprised. Ever since then I make this fun, green Parmesan Broccoli Pasta for my kids as their St. Patrick’s Day lunch! If they have school that day it is super easy to make it in the morning and put it in a thermos for them to enjoy at school!
St. Patrick’s Day Food for Kids
Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas? Check these out!
- St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops
- Lucky Leprechaun Poop
- St.Patrick’s Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Lucky Charms Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing & Surprise Filling
- Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
- St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Ideas
- Lucky Charms Cupcakes
- St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes
- Shamrock Shake Recipe
How to Color Pasta
Coloring pasta is super easy! All you have to do is add drops of food coloring into the water before adding the pasta. As the pasta cooks it will absorb the food coloring and the water and it will turn the color of the food coloring. You can add more food coloring depending on how bright of a color you want the pasta to be.
Tips for Making this Recipe
If you are making a full pound of pasta then you will want to use 20-24 drops of food coloring to get the rich color.
While I make this parmesan broccoli pasta for our St. Patrick’s Day fun, you can skip the food coloring if you are making it for a regular night’s dinner side dish.
When you are making pasta it is important to have the water be at a strong rolling boil before you add the pasta to the water.
Make sure you are using a big enough pot with enough water. Use at least 4 quarts of water for every pound of noodles. This will give the noodles enough room in the water and keep them from sticking to each other.
Green St. Patricks Day Pasta Ingredients
- dried pasta
- food coloring
- Parmesan cheese
How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Pasta
Fill a large pot with water.
Add the food coloring to the water and bring it to a boil.
Add your pasta and cook it as the packaging says.
While the pasta is cook your broccoli. You can use fresh or a steamer bag of broccoli.
Drain off the pasta and add butter to taste.
Then add the broccoli and parmesan cheese.
Stir everything together and serve.
Looking for more Dinner Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? Check these out!
- Crock pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Irish Soda Bread
- Bangers and Mash
- Irish Coffee Truffles
- Andes Mint Cookies
- Andes mint cupcakes
Green St. Patricks Day Pasta
- 16 oz dried pasta
- 24 drops of food coloring
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups chopped broccoli
- Fill a large pot with water.
- Add the food coloring to the water and bring it to a boil.
- Add your pasta and cook it as the packaging says.
- While the pasta is cook your broccoli. You can use fresh or a steamer bag of broccoli.
- Drain off the pasta and add butter to taste.
- Then add the broccoli and parmesan cheese.
Comments & Reviews
Emily Barsic says
Hi there! How many servings does this make? I’m going to make enough for 41 people! Thanks!
This is meant to serve two people but if your guest is big eater than it will only sever one person. My husband can eat this recipe as is all by himself.
Does the food coloring stain the pots?
This does not work. The green in the photo must be fake as we used even more coloring than the instructions. It’s barely tinted. Failed green pasta.
It’s not fake it’s completely real, did you make this in a large pot with a lot of water because they could have diluted the color?