Kentucky Derby Recipes

These Kentucky Derby recipes are worthy of the winner’s circle! Pour yourself a mint julep, then flip through our appetizers, mains and desserts for a first-place party spread.

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    Brandy Alexander Cheesecake

    1 review

    My husband and I really enjoy a good brandy Alexander, so I thought it would be fun to create a cheesecake with the same flavors. It's not necessary to use both the dark and white creme de cacao in this recipe; six tablespoons of either one may be substituted. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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    Kentucky Mule

    Bourbon lovers will love this Kentucky mule recipe. It's the same as a Moscow mule, but replaces the vodka with...

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    We Made Authentic Kentucky Hot Browns, and Now We Know Why This Recipe Is Famous

    This recipe for a traditional Kentucky Hot Brown will keep you dancing all night long!

    Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

    This 15-minute Chicken Salad Chick copycat recipe has become one of my very favorite meals. But it needn’t even be...

    What Is Burgoo and How Do You Make It?

    A hearty regional stew, burgoo is chock full of various meats and lots of vegetables simmered long and slow for...

    Copycat KFC Coleslaw

    7 reviews

    We love going to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Although we enjoy the chicken, we actually go for the coleslaw. We buy...

    Caprese Pasta Salad

    1 review

    This easy Caprese pasta salad is always a favorite, especially when summer tomatoes are at their peak. It comes together...

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    How to Throw the Perfect Kentucky Derby Party

    You can bet on a good time at this Kentucky Derby party. Pastel embellishments, homemade mint juleps and a themed...

    Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

    2 reviews

    These Kentucky hot brown sliders are perfect for derby parties, though I serve them at parties throughout the year. A...

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    37 Recipes for Your Derby Day Buffet

    Fill your plate (and your glass) with these southern classics before your favorite horse runs for the roses. Win or...

    Blueberry Iced Tea

    1 review

    I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take...

    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

    This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...

    Pesto Star Bread

    I was excited to work with the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to make a savory version of my

    Air-Fryer Nashville Hot Chicken

    12 reviews

    I live in Tennessee and absolutely love our state's famous Nashville hot chicken. To make cooking it easier, I thought...

    We Made an Authentic Kentucky Bourbon Cake

    Even if you can't make it to Churchill Downs for the Derby, be sure to celebrate in style. Put on...

    30 Cocktails to Sip On While You Watch the Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby bourbon drinks are all the rage this season, but we've got love for all kinds of cocktails.

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    33 Bourbon-Spiked Recipes

    Bust out a bottle of the good stuff and add a delicious spike to these pecan pies, barbecue ribs, chicken...

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    The Best Kentucky Derby Appetizers

    Whether you're in it for the hats, the race or the food, the Kentucky Derby is an exciting event!...

    Bourbon Meatballs

    3 reviews

    Kick-start your meatballs with a splash of bourbon and vinegar for punchy sweet-and-sour flavor. These Kentucky Derby bourbon meatballs are...

    Hot Brown Turkey Casserole

    7 reviews

    If you've ever tried the Hot Brown Sandwich at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, you'll love this version. It...

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    Bourbon Balls

    1 review

    Remember the days at Grandma and Grandpa's house when you made these wonderfully traditional treats? We love these Kentucky Derby...

    Black-Eyed Susan

    4 reviews

    The Kentucky Derby has the mint julep; the Preakness has the black-eyed Susan. The drink is a sunny mix of...

    Turkey Cordon Bleu with Alfredo Sauce

    For our annual Kentucky Derby party I wanted to create a twist on a traditional Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich, and...

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    Kentucky Pecan Pie

    2 reviews

    This rich, dense Kentucky pecan pie recipe is perfect for your next party. It features a delicious dark chocolate filling...

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    Southern Fried Chicken Strips

    31 reviews

    What's not to love with these crowd-pleasing golden fried chicken strips? A hint of garlic makes this fried chicken tenders...

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    Pecan Pie Bars

    58 reviews

    These pecan pie bars are rich and delicious - just like pecan pie! They're perfect for taking to potlucks and...

    Orange Party Punch

    5 reviews

    'This citrus punch was served at every birthday party I had when I was growing up," says Brenda Rupert from...

    Strawberry Banana Pudding

    3 reviews

    I add in additional fruit to get a little closer to all those servings you need every day. You can...

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    Nutty Broccoli Slaw

    22 reviews

    My daughter gave me the recipe for this delightful salad. The sweet dressing nicely coats a crisp blend of broccoli...

    Tangy Party Punch

    4 reviews

    As social chair one year during college, I tried to come up with a more interesting beverage than the usual...

    Best-Ever Fried Chicken Wings

    1 review

    For game days, I shake up these saucy wings. When I run out, friends hover by the snack table until...