Kentucky Derby Recipes

for Kentucky Derby Day

Mini Pecan Pies

They feature a crispy crust filled with a rich, gooey pecan mixture. The texture is a lovely contrast between the crunchy nuts and the soft filling.

Deviled Eggs with Relish

These eggs are must-haves for your Derby Day lineup. They are creamy and smooth, with a zesty kick from the pickle relish.

Red Velvet Waffles and Chicken

Enjoy cocoa-flavored red velvet waffles with crispy, savory fried chicken. This recipe is as exciting as the Kentucky Derby itself.

Cornbread (Without Buttermilk)

This cornbread is an excellent addition to any Kentucky Derby Day meal. It’s a fluffy, slightly sweet bread that’s crispy around the edges.

Benedictine Spread

Make this a part of your Derby Day spread. It’s made from cream cheese, cucumber, and onions, resulting in a smooth texture with a hint of crispness from the cucumber bits.

Mint Julep Punch

No Kentucky Derby Day would be complete without a nod to the classic mint julep. This variation is perfect for serving a crowd.

Black Eyed Susan Cocktail

Who doesn’t love easy, fruity concoctions? This drink is a blend of vodka, whiskey, orange juice, and sour mix, offering a refreshing flavor with a tangy kick.

Rosemary Brown Derby

It also has a hint of rosemary for an aromatic touch. You’ll love this refreshing version of the classic Brown Derby.

Kentucky Bourbon Mule

Looking for a fun twist on the classic Moscow mule? Try substituting vodka with rich Kentucky bourbon.

Vegan Southern Potato Salad

It’s creamy and delicious yet skips traditional ingredients like eggs and mayo. It features potatoes, celery, and pickles tossed in a rich, creamy sauce.