Celebrate the South's great race with some of our favorite Bluegrass-inspired recipes.
Kentucky Derby is celebrated the first Saturday in May with visitors from around the world gathering at the racetrack, and
all over Louisville. Gather friends and family to watch the race at home in great Southern tradition. You can mix-and-match
these Kentucky Derby Recipes to host a Bluegrass-themed party.
Fluffy Cream Cheese Biscuits with Figgy Port Chutney, Blue Cheese Butter, and Ginger Ale-Brown Sugar Smoked Ham make up this delectable Derby sandwich.
Three leavening ingredients—yeast, baking powder, and baking soda—ensure light biscuits every time.
In need of a little comfort? Tuck into the classic knife-and-fork sandwich smothered in Mornay sauce for a decadent Southern
This recipe takes pecan pie and adds the intense flavors of bourbon and chocolate. Use a refrigerated pie crust, and hands-on
preparation only takes 10 minutes.
No derby celebration is complete without the proper hat; this one is edible. Use rounds of garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese
and Brie as a base, and create your own design with ribbon and herbs. Serve with assorted crackers and precut veggies.
For a Kentuckian, bourbon balls are a must-have party food. Make with the freshest ingredients, and in our opinion, the better
the bourbon, the tastier the filling.
Get your party started with mini open-faced turkey sandwiches. Pile turkey, bacon, and cheese high on pumpernickel for a guaranteed
Go Bluegrass on the grill with this recipe for Bourbon-Marinated Pork Tenderloin. The bourbon mixed with soy sauce and spices
adds flavor and tenderizes the meat.
Nobody can resist a dessert as luscious as this―even if it is lightened. Just sprinkle this guilt-free dessert with powdered
sugar and cocoa for an easy, elegant look.
Grab a knife and fork, and dig in. There's no guilt behind these hot browns—they're lightened and full of flavor. Typically,
this open-faced Kentucky classic is made with a heavy cheese sauce, but we found a way to deliver the same richness without
all the saturated fat.
To make these less strong, increase cold water to 2¼ cups and reduce bourbon to ¾ cup.
This make-ahead recipe requires minimal effort with delicious results.
Keep tops whole, if desired; cut 3 slits in each for steam to escape.