Put on your crazy hat and cheer for your favorite horse during the Run for the Roses. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with family, friends, and these delicious foods that are perfect for your Derby Party Menu!
Derby Day Sweets and Treats
These sweet treats are perfect for drinking with your Mint Julep at your Derby Party. Let’s start with some brownies!
This cake is a delicious combination flavor. The Bourbon is accented perfectly with a generous amount of nutmeg. They’re really amazing together. Then this cake has chopped pecans and lots of good quality butter, all topped off with a thick caramel glaze.
Kentucky Hot Brown Dip is one of the best hot dip recipes you need and the ultimate Kentucky Derby food. Everything you love from the classic Southern sandwich gets baked into a hot cheese dip recipe loaded with turkey, bacon, and tomatoes.
Creamy, cheesy Pimento Cheese Spread is a great party spread! You can make it ahead of time, it keeps for a few days - if it lasts that long, and you can serve it in a bowl or roll it into a cheese ball and sprinkle with toasted pecans! Serve with crackers or on a burger for a new twist!
Now for some more Kentucky Specialties! Benedictine Spread is a regional spread from Louisville and Burgoo is a typical fundraising meal for Kentucky and Indiana sort of like a chili cook-off!
Based on a classic mint julep, this recipe for a basil julep is very refreshing and perfect for sipping as the sun goes down. Fresh basil leaves and rye Whiskey served chilled over ice is the perfect warm weather cooling drink.
I hope you have a great party with all these derby party food ideas! When you make them while wearing your big hat and bow tie tag me on social media with #TakeTwoTapas and the person’s recipe you make so we can see!!
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This collection of deliciousness makes me wish I knew people who held derby watching parties!
Sunday 24th of March 2019
You make me want to book a ticket to the Kentucky Derby!! Great recipes!!
Friday 8th of March 2019
It was delicious and easy to prepare! Thank you, it’s very delicious!
Tuesday 28th of August 2018
I very pleased to find this website on bing, just what I was searching for : D too saved to bookmarks.
Monday 1st of May 2017
This is by far THE best collection of Derby recipes I have ever seen. Great job and thanks for sharing! I can't decide which is my favorite, but I think I'll start in the drink section and work my way backwards. :)
Monday 1st of May 2017
That was my first thought too!
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