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Get ready to saddle up and indulge in the ultimate Derby feast with our collection of 22 delectable recipes sure to make your Derby party a winner! From classic Southern staples to innovative twists on traditional favorites, we’ve curated a lineup that will have your guests cheering for more. So dust off your finest hats and prepare to taste the flavors of the South and more in every bite. Let the countdown to the most delicious race day spread begin!

The Best Derby Party Recipes

1. Butter Biscuits

butter biscuits sitting on a cooling rack

Made with tender love and Land O Lakes® Butter, these biscuits are a Southern staple that will have everyone reaching for seconds.

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2. Pimento Cheese Wheels

Pimento cheese wheels

Indulge in the Southern charm of the Kentucky with our delectable Pimento Cheese Wheels! These savory bites feature a rich blend of shredded cheese, creamy cream cheese, and tangy diced pimentos, all wrapped in flaky puff pastry.

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3. Stove-Top Bacon Mac and Cheese

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Cooked to perfection in a savory cheese sauce made from scratch, and topped with crispy bacon, this mac and cheese is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

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4. Southern Shrimp and Grits

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Indulge in Southern comfort with our savory Shrimp and Grits! Creamy, cheesy grits topped with perfectly seasoned Margaritaville shrimp and colorful veggies create a dish that’s both comforting and bursting with flavor.

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5. Slushy Cherry Old Fashioned

3 slushy cherry old fashioned cocktails

Get derby-ready with our Slushy Cherry Old Fashioned! Blend bourbon, orange juice, cinnamon simple syrup, orange bitters, frozen cherries, and ice until slushy, then pour into glasses for a refreshing twist on a classic cocktail.

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6. Southern Lemon Pie Mousse

2 cups of summer lemon pie mousse surrounded by oranges

Enjoy the refreshing flavors of the South with this easy Southern Lemon Pie Mousse! Made with Cool Whip, lemon yogurt, and fresh lemon juice, it’s a zesty treat perfect for any derby party or summer gathering. Just top with crushed Nilla Wafers for a delightful finishing touch!

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7. Cheesy Steak Sliders with Onion Rings

A cheesy steak slider with an onion ring on top on a white plate next to veggie straws

These Cheesy Steak Sliders topped with crispy onion rings are easy to make and bursting with flavor! These sliders are sure to steal the show at your festivities. Serve them up alongside your favorite derby snacks for a winning spread!

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9. Perfect Deviled Eggs

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These Party Perfect Deviled Eggs are a must-have for any gathering! Creamy Greek yogurt, tangy horseradish, and succulent shrimp make these a crowd-pleaser at any derby party or social event. Easy to make ahead, leaving you more time to enjoy the festivities!

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10. Cilantro-Lime Pasta Salad

A bowl of cilantro lime pasta salad

Whisk together cilantro olive oil, lime juice, and garlic for a zesty dressing that brings this Cilantro-Lime Pasta Salad to life! Loaded with colorful cherry tomatoes, mango, avocado, and grilled chicken, it’s a vibrant addition to any derby party spread!

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11. Strawberry Lemonade

2 glasses of strawberry lemonade topped with a sprig of mint

Quench your thirst with this refreshing Strawberry Lemonade! Made with juicy frozen strawberries, zesty lemon juice, and a hint of sweetness, it’s the perfect addition to your derby party spread.

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12. Southern Berry Cobbler

Southern Berry Cobbler in a glass bowl

Made with a medley of blackberries and raspberries and topped with a golden biscuit topping, this cobbler is the perfect addition to any derby party spread.

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13. Fried Pickles with Southwestern Style Ranch

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Add a spicy kick to your Derby party spread with these Fried Pickles paired with a zesty Southwestern-style Ranch sauce. Crispy, tangy, and oh-so-satisfying, they’re sure to be a crowd favorite!

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14. Loaded BBQ Fries

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Indulge in the ultimate derby party snack with these Loaded BBQ Fries! Simply bake fries, top with cheese sauce, BBQ sauce, sour cream, and green onions for a flavor-packed dish that’ll steal the show at any gathering.

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15. Lobster Roll Dip

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Creamy, cheesy, and packed with succulent lobster meat, this dip the perfect addition to your Derby party spread. Serve it bubbling hot alongside crispy Texas toast strips for a winning combination!

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16. BBQ Chicken Waffle Sliders

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Create crowd-pleasing BBQ Chicken Waffle Sliders by sandwiching seasoned waffle fries, tangy barbecue chicken nuggets, pickles, and melted cheddar cheese between layers of crispy waffle fries. Perfect for your Derby party spread!

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17. Frozen Whiskey Sour

Frozen whiskey sour

Blend together frozen lemon juice, whiskey, and a hint of maraschino cherry juice for a refreshing Frozen Whiskey Sour. Garnish with fresh fruit for a derby-worthy sipper that’s sure to impress your party guests!

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18. Mini Pecan Pies

mini pecan pies on a cooling tray

Made with a buttery crust and a sweet, nutty filling, these bite-sized treats are sure to be a hit with your guests. Top them off with a dollop of French Vanilla Whipped Cream for an extra touch of elegance and flavor!

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19. Spinach and Artichoke Dip Sliders

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Get ready to impress your guests with these mouthwatering Spinach and Artichoke Dip Sliders! Packed with creamy goodness and topped with a buttery cheese glaze, they’re the perfect addition to your Derby party spread!

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20. BBQ Chicken Potato Skins

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Transform your derby party spread with these mouthwatering BBQ Chicken Potato Skins! Packed with savory pulled chicken, tangy BBQ sauce, and gooey cheese, they’re the ultimate crowd-pleaser for any occasion!

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