8 Kentucky Derby Recipes

kentucky hot brown slider

My three kids and I love celebrating the Kentucky Derby! If you are looking for an easy Mint Julep recipe, I have been making this Fresh Lemon Mint Julep for years. Here is my list of 8 Kentucky Derby recipes that you won’t want to miss starting with this Kentucky Hot Brown Slider by Cinnamon Slice and Everything Nice.

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Chip Bars

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Chip Bars by Half Baked Harvest

derby pecans

Derby Pecans from Tate.Savor.Share

Classic mint juleps

Classic Mint Juleps by Camille Styles 


Lightened Up Pimiento Cheese

 Lightened up Pimiento Cheese by Ingredients, Inc.


Kentucky Derby Bourbon Balls via Southern Living

Kentucky Derby Pie Cupcakes

Kentucky Derby Pie Cupcakes by Brown Eyed Baker

Tofu Tacos for Cinco De Mayo

Tofu Taco

I am thinking about making a vegetarian for Cinco deMayo on Monday (or maybe the Kentucky Derby tomorrow). These Tofu Tacos are perfect for Cinco De Mayo. I made these for my 3 kids, and they fell in love with tofu. This recipe is so easy, fast and healthy! I used House Foods Tofu which offers both Premium & Organic products in five consistencies.   All products are made exclusively with 100% US grown soybeans and are Non-GMO Product Verified, certified gluten-free and Kosher.  Not only is House Foods’ tofu low in fat and high in protein, it also has the ability to soak up any flavor and add body and texture to a dish. Happy Friday everyone and have a great weekend!

Kentucky Derby Favorite: Cheese Straw Buttons


When I think of Kentucky Derby, my mind goes straight to Cheese Straws. I love this recipe for Cheese Straw Buttons that is a classic from Southern Living. I prepare mine a little differently by not using a cookie press and using Wisconsin Cheddar cheese. These are really easy and feed a crowd so they’re the perfect snack and appetizer for a party anytime of the year.

Celebrate Kentucky Derby with Fresh Lemon Mint Juleps


Since the Kentucky Derby is this weekend, I thought I would create the ideal springtime mint julep. My version is slightly different, made with fresh lemon juice and agave nectar. It’s traditionally served in an iced silver or pewter mug during the Kentucky Derby, but any glass is fine when it tastes this good (and I promise you, it’s fabulous). I used Gentleman Jack which is one of my favorite bourbons, but feel free to use your favorite. Enjoy a taste of Kentucky with every sip of this fresh drink.