Fun Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Sandwiches

Layered with a smooth cream cheese and mozzarella mixture then topped with crisp cucumber and a stem of green bell pepper, these St. Patrick’s Day Sandwiches are easy and cute, which makes them a fan favorite at nearly any green gathering.

These sandwiches are sprinkled with lemon juice to add a little acidity and create a nice, light bite. 

These open-faced noshes can be perfect for lunch, snack time or even as an appetizer for get-togethers with friends and family. 

Be sure to check out these other family fun ideas for St. Patricks Day

Plus, this recipe is quick to make.

When you’re in a rush to get everything on the table for the party, it’s easy to throw together and get on the platter in next to no time. 

The sandwiches pop off the plate with their bright, seasonal garnishes.

While sure to attract attention and have your loved ones asking “Where did you get this idea?” they’re also an easy way to sneak a few vegetables into your kids’ diets. 

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A special thanks to Culinary.net for this fun idea!

Fun Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Day Sandwiches

This recipe makes 8 sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces plain cream cheese spread, softened
  • 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt
  • 4 English muffins
  • 24 slices cucumber
  • 8 thin slices green pepper
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • lemon juice
  • lemon slices, for garnish (optional)
fun shamrock sandwiches

Directions:

In bowl, mix cream cheese spread, mozzarella cheese and salt well.

Split English muffins in half. Cut each muffin half into shamrock shape.

Spread cheese mixture over each muffin half.

Place three cucumbers on each “shamrock,” one on each “leaf.” Use green pepper slice as stem. Place cilantro leaf on top of each sandwich. 

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Sprinkle sandwiches with lemon juice and add lemon slices, for garnish, if desired. 

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    St. Patrick's Day Cucumber Sandwiches

    St. Patrick's Day Cucumber Sandwiches

    Yield: 8

    Layered with a smooth cream cheese and mozzarella mixture then topped with crisp cucumber and a stem of green bell pepper, these St. Patrick’s Day Sandwiches are easy and cute.

    Ingredients

    • 8 ounces plain cream cheese spread, softened
    • 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
    • salt
    • 4 English muffins
    • 24 slices cucumber
    • 8 thin slices green pepper
    • fresh cilantro leaves
    • lemon juice
    • lemon slices, for garnish (optional)

    Instructions

    1. In bowl, mix cream cheese spread, mozzarella cheese and salt well.
    2. Split English muffins in half. Cut each muffin half into shamrock shape.
    3. Spread cheese mixture over each muffin half.
    4. Place three cucumbers on each “shamrock,” one on each “leaf.” Use green pepper slice as stem. Place cilantro leaf on top of each sandwich. 
    5. Sprinkle sandwiches with lemon juice and add lemon slices, for garnish, if desired. 

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