Easy Shamrock Eggs Recipe {Fun St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast}

This Shamrock Eggs recipe is such a fun and yummy St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea! Your little leprechauns will love eating this St Patrick’s Day food idea, plus they’re a great way to start off their day. Kids Activities Blog loves recipes for kids like this that are not only cute, but super easy for mom to make.

st patricks day breakfast idea - shamrock eggs shown as a full breakfast on wooden table with fruit and drink.
Shamrock eggs is a really fun & easy St. Patrick’s Day breakfast food idea!

Let’s make easy shamrock eggs recipe!

We love St. Patricks Day and everything that goes along with this holiday. We go all out with decorating the house, tell Irish stories, and my favorite is eating green food.

When I was a kid we use to wake up to our milk colored green by silly “leprechauns” while we were sleeping. Instead of coloring our food I like to make healthy St. Patrick’s Day meals for my kids.

st patricks day shamrock eggs breakfast idea shown with tea and fruit
Let’s make some shamrock eggs for St. Paddy’s day!

Shamrock Eggs are the perfectly quick way to get both veggies and protein into my kid’s tummy at the beginning of the day. If you are looking for additional green food ideas that fit really well into a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, check out our green St. Patrick’s Day cinnamon rolls recipe or our berry green smoothie bowl recipe.

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st patricks day shamrock eggs ingredients - green bell pepper, eggs, oil and cheese
This is what you will need to make shamrock eggs!

Shamrock Eggs ingredients

Here’s what you will need to make this easy shamrock eggs recipe.

  • Green bell pepper
  • Eggs
  • 2-3 Tablespoons cooking oil or spray (we used coconut oil)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons water, optional (read note in directions)
  • Cheese slices, optional

Directions to Make Shamrock Eggs

st patricks day breakfast food idea - shamrock eggs - recipe step 1 cutting the bell peppers into rings shown on cutting board
Using a sharp knife, slice the bell pepper into 1/4 inch thick circles.

Step 1

First, using a sharp knife slice the bell pepper into 1/4 inch thick circles.

If you want to make four leaf clovers, then when picking out your bell peppers turn them upside down and check the bottoms.

If they have four bumps on the bottom, then they should have four sections inside. Most will have three to four sections.

Step 2

Next, heat your cooking oil over medium low heat in a medium skillet.

st patricks day breakfast - shamrock eggs recipe step 2 cook the bell pepper rings in oil
Cook the bell pepper for about 30 seconds then flip over and cook the other side for another 30 seconds.

Step 3

Place 2-3 bell pepper slices into the skillet and cook for about 30 seconds, then flip over and cook another 30 seconds before immediately proceeding to the next step.

st patricks day breakfast food - shamrock eggs recipe step 3 add the eggs to the peppers inside the skillet
Add the egg carefully into the center of one bell pepper slice.

Step 4

Now take an egg and carefully break it and empty the contents into the center of one of the cooking bell pepper slices. Repeat for each bell pepper you are cooking.

st patricks day breakfast food idea - shamrock eggs recipe - step 4 let the eggs cook
Let the eggs cook inside the bell pepper rings.

Step 5

Let the eggs cook inside the bell pepper rings.

st patricks day breakfast food idea shamrock eggs recipe optional step to flip the egg
You can choose to flip the eggs or steam the eggs – whichever you prefer!

(NOTE: Place 2-3 Tablespoons of water into the skillet and immediately cover with a well fitting lid to allow the eggs to steam. Although this step is not necessary, it will steam the top of the eggs so they cook at about the same rate at the bottoms of the eggs so you won’t have to flip the shamrock eggs. Alternatively, using a spatula, flip the eggs.)

st patricks day breakfast food idea shamrock eggs recipe step 5 add cheese
Now it is time to add the cheese!

Step 6

Once the eggs are cooked to your preference, top each Shamrock Egg with a cheese slice, if desired.

(NOTE: I turn off the heat at this point and cover my Shamrock Eggs in the skillet with a lid to melt the cheese.)

st patricks day breakfast food idea shamrock eggs recipe - last step removing cooked egg from the pan
It is time to remove the cooked shamrock egg from the skillet!

Step 7

Once cheese is melted, remove the cooked shamrock egg from the skillet with a spatula.

St Patrick's Day breakfast food idea for kids - Shamrock eggs recipe is finished and shown on a plate ready to eat
Time to eat our Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast!

Step 8

Finally, serve our Shamrock Eggs recipe with juice and fruit or toast for a complete kids breakfast.

Yummy! This is the perfect breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day!

Entire process for making Shamrock eggs recipe - perfect breakast for St. Patrick's Day celebration - 9 steps shown
It is easy! Let’s make shamrock eggs for breakfast.

Easy Shamrock Eggs Recipe {Fun St. Patrick's Day Food!}

st patricks day shamrock eggs

Our Shamrock Eggs recipe is such a fun and yummy St. Patrick's Day breakfast idea! Kids will love eating this fun breakfast!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Green bell pepper
  • Eggs
  • 2-3 Tablespoons cooking oil or spray (we used coconut oil)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons water, optional (read note in directions)
  • Cheese slices, optional

Instructions

  1. First, using a sharp knife slice the bell pepper into 1/4 inch thick circles. If you want to make four leaf clovers, then when picking out your bell peppers turn them upside down and check the bottoms. If they have four bumps on the bottom, then they should have four sections inside. Most will have three to four sections.
  2. Next, heat your cooking oil over medium low heat in a medium skillet. Place 2-3 bell pepper slices into the skillet and cook for about 30 seconds, then flip over and cook another 30 seconds before immediately proceeding to the next step.
  3. Now take an egg and carefully break it and empty the contents into the center of one of the cooking bell pepper slices. Repeat for each bell pepper you are cooking.
  4. Once the eggs are cooked to your preference, top each Shamrock Egg with a cheese slice, if desired. I will turn off the heat at this point and cover my Shamrock Eggs in the skillet with a lid to melt the cheese.
  5.  Finally, serve our Shamrock Eggs recipe with juice and fruit or toast for a complete kids breakfast.

Notes

Place 2-3 Tablespoons of water into the skillet and immediately cover with a well fitting lid to allow the eggs to steam. Although this step is not necessary, it will steam the top of the eggs so they cook at about the same rate at the bottoms of the eggs so you won't have to flip the shamrock eggs. Alternatively, using a spatula, flip the eggs.

Looking for More St. Patrick’s Day Fun activities?

After the kids are done eating their St. Patrick’s Day breakfast of Shamrock Eggs, why not go on a little St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt?

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What is your child’s favorite Saint Patricks Day food? What did your kids think of this St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea?

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