Kentucky Derby Food 

to Spice Up Your Menu

Deviled Eggs with Relish

If you’re looking to impress your Kentucky Derby day guests, these deviled eggs are an amazing choice.

Mini Pecan Pies

These Kentucky Derby treats offer sweet, nutty flavors. They feature a buttery crust packed with a gooey filling made from pecans, brown sugar, butter, and eggs.

Red Velvet Waffles and Chicken

These red velvet waffles are soft and sweet, while the chicken is crispy and savory. Serve this enticing combo hot with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Vegan Fried Chicken

Try this vegan fried chicken recipe for a plant-based take on a Southern classic. It uses seitan to mimic the traditional textures and flavors of fried chicken.

Hot Brown Sliders

These sliders include turkey, bacon, tomato, and a creamy cheese sauce, all layered on small, toasted buns. Pair them with a side of crispy fries or onion rings.

Bourbon Pecan Brownie Blondies

These blondies perfectly embody the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, thanks to the inclusion of bourbon.

Smoked Salmon Canapés with Cucumber

This one has a base of toasted pita bread, topped with a spread made from cream cheese, artichoke hearts, and lemon juice. Pair it with white wine or a light sparkling beverage.

Corn Fritters

The batter is a simple mix of sweet corn, whole wheat flour, milk, egg, and spices, pan-fried to achieve the perfect golden crisp. Serve them hot with your favorite dip.

Brown Butter Bourbon Caramel Gelato

This gelato blends the nutty depth of brown butter with the sweet complexity of homemade bourbon caramel sauce. Pair it with warm desserts or enjoy it on its own.

Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are uniquely crafted with bourbon-soaked pecan pieces, melding beautifully with luxurious chocolate chips.