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Kentucky Derby Party: 8 Recipes for a Traditional Derby Feast

It’s Kentucky Derby time and what better way to watch the race than with a gathering of friends and some traditional derby food. Sure you could serve up anything southern, (fried chicken?), but why not go all out and serve hot browns, burgoo, mint juleps and more. Keep reading for recipes that will make your party authentic and memorable…


  • Burgoo 1 of 8
    Burgoo
    Burgoo is a thick meat and vegetable stew that is traditionally served at a Kentucky gathering.
    Get the recipe for burgoo at Simply Recipes
  • Kentucky Derby Pie 2 of 8
    Kentucky Derby Pie
    Imagine a pecan like pie made with walnuts instead, add chocolate chips, and throw in some bourbon. Sold.
    Make your own Kentucky Derby Pie
  • The Kentucky Hot Brown 3 of 8
    The Kentucky Hot Brown
    A funny name for what is essentially an open-faced turkey and bacon sandwich with a cheese sauce.
    Make your own the hot brown
  • Mint Julep 4 of 8
    Mint Julep
    This traditional cocktail is a Kentucky Derby party must-have.
    Make your own mint julep
  • Miss Fort’s Beaten Biscuits 5 of 8
    Miss Fort's Beaten Biscuits
    These are a southern tradition for any gathering and they are a necessity for pairing with your country ham.
    Get the recipe for Miss Fort's beaten biscuit recipe at Love To Know Recipes
  • Country Ham 6 of 8
    Country Ham
    Ham with a sweet peach preserve glaze is always delicious.
    Get the recipe for country ham at Taste of Home
  • Benedictine Cheese Tea Sandwiches 7 of 8
    Benedictine Cheese Tea Sandwiches
    Benedictine cheese is cream cheese with scallions and cucumber.
    Get the recipe for Benedictine cheese tea sandwiches at Yum Sugar
  • Beaumont Inn Corn Pudding 8 of 8
    Beaumont Inn Corn Pudding
    Whole-kernel corn pudding makes for a perfect side.
    Get the recipe for Beaumont Inn corn pudding at About Southern Food

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