These are my top 25 favorite (crazy, I know, haha) kentucky derby recipes – all ones that we love so much! Like pimento cheese, mint juleps and a strawberry rose tart just for the Run for the Roses! You can’t go wrong here and can create your own little snacking spread for the race in May!

Woohoo! Today I’m sharing a bunch of my favorite Kentucky Derby recipes in anticipation of the race next weekend.

25 recipes for kentucky derby weekend!

We love watching The Kentucky Derby and if you’ve been reading forever, then you know Eddie is a huge fan. It might just be his favorite day of the entire year.

I love that we can make a few fun snacks at home and enjoy them for the entire minute or so when the race happens. Ha! No, but really, it’s a fun little micro-holiday (as I like to call them) that we get weirdly excited for and enjoy.

And! If you have a copy of The Pretty Dish, then you know that I have a full derby day menu in there! Super fun with lots of snacks. But I have lots of recipes here on the blog too, so I wanted to share in case you’re partaking in the celebration next Saturday, May 1.

See below for all the goodness! And let me know if you’re making anything fun and delish?

25 Kentucky Derby Recipes

25 recipes for kentucky derby weekend!

Our Favorite Pimento Cheese

25 recipes for kentucky derby weekend!

Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese with Spiralized Pickle Slaw

Deviled Crab Dip

Pimento Cheeseburgers

Melon Mosaic Salad

Triple Berry Crunch Salad

BLT Pimento Cheese Flatbread

Crispy Chicken Tacos with Gouda Pimento Cheese

Pickled Shrimp Avocado Salad

Pimento Cheese Brunch Grits

Honey Mustard Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Lemon Hot Honey Flatbread

Pimento Cheese Chicken Quesadillas

Chipotle BBQ Chicken with Creamed Corn

Shrimp Salad Rolls

Pimento Cheese Chicken Salad Biscuits

5 Ingredient Strawberry Rose Tart

Strawberry Mango Mint Julep Fruit Salad

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Banana Cake with Espresso Frosting

Gin and Tonic Cake

Chocolate Poundcake with Bourbon Bacon Frosting

Fresh Watermelon Mint Juleps

Peach Vanilla Mint Juleps

Strawberry Gin Lemonades

What’s your favorite?! I’m craving that strawberry trifle!