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Shamrock Dippers with a Pot of Gold


There is just something fun about eating festive colored food around a holiday.  What kid doesn’t love drinking green milk?  Or green pancakes for St. Patrick’s day?  If you can make the colored food naturally colored using whole foods and add some nutrition in there then win, win win!  Right?  These shamrock dippers are super simple to make and they are crispy and delicious.  A perfect snack for your little leprechauns!  See the recipe below to make the Pot O’ Gold Cheese sauce.

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You will need spinach tortillas, a shamrock shape cookie cutter, and a little bit of oil.  Cut your shapes out of the tortilla.  Depending on your cutter, you might have to push firmly and wiggle it around a bit to get it to go through. You can use the extra part of the tortilla also (those parts can be for the adults 🙂 ) Then brush with a little oil.  Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 8 minutes at 375 degrees F until crispy.  That is it!  Dip them in your cheese sauce, or you could also use hummus, or salsa.

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Shamrock Dippers with a Pot of Gold

Shamrock dippers are crispy, delicious, and super simple to make using spinach tortillas.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese sauce, st. patricks day, Tortilla Dippers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 67kcal


Shamrock Dippers

  • 3 – 4 spinach tortillas
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 shamrock cookie cutter

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


Shamrock Dippers

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut shamrock shapes out of the tortilla.
  • Lightly brush with oil.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.
  • Serve with cheese sauce, hummus or salsa.

Cheese Sauce

  • In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter.  Mix in flour and salt. Stir continually until it is paste-like.
  • Slowly pour milk into the mixture. With a whisk, continuously stir over medium heat until the mixture has thickened.
  • Stir in cheese and mustard. Continue stirring until all of the cheese is melted and the dip is smooth.
  • Serve warm after adding salt and pepper to taste.
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Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 217mg | Sugar: 1g

Healthy holiday foods can create fun memories and traditions for your children.  What fun things do you serve on St. Patrick’s Day??

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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Hi Moe, the recipe staets to cook it on low for 1 1/2 hours (step 3 in the instructions)Hope that helps and thanks for dropping by. I hope you try this yummy recipe, it is one of my favorites for sure!Heidi

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Hi Natalie,
You might want to make a note in your recipe that some (maybe most??) spinach tortillas have food dye in them… I had been reading about the impact of food dyes recently and noticed the spinach tortillas my husband was buying on a regular basis had food due in them 🙁