10 Kentucky Hometown Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

Holidays are about returning to hometowns and families celebrating together. But if you can't make it back to your hometown, or even if you need a dish to take with you, check out some of these Kentucky hometown favorite recipes!



1.  Moonelite BBQ, Country Ham



Country Ham is a Kentucky must-have at any family holiday gathering and Moonlite Bar-B-Q knows how to cook them! A Kentucky Tradition since 1963, Moonlite Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, sticks with old family Kentucky traditions when curing and slow cooking this southern favorite.


2.  The Brown Hotel, Turkey


No holiday meal would be complete without a turkey at the table. Did you know Americans consume about 17.6 pounds of turkey per person every year? Try this delicious recipe for turkey, or make Louisville’s historic four-star Brown Hotel one of your stops this holiday season and try their delicious turkey and gravy in person!



3.  Wild Thyme Cooking School, Beer Cheese Deviled Eggs

Have you ever heard of Beer Cheese Deviled Eggs? Now you have and you absolutely need to try them! It's a twist on a staple at Kentucky holiday dinners, and so good even the non-deviled egg lover will love this recipe from Wild Thyme Cooking School in Lexington.



4.  Holly Hill Inn, Corn Pudding


Seriously, who can’t beat fresh corn, eggs, cream, butter and sugar that makes up Holly Hill’s decadent corn pudding. Located in Midway, this charming fine dining restaurant is a definite destination to visit during the holiday season to try all the local and traditional Kentucky recipes they feature.


5.   Weisenberger Cornbread Stuffing

From farm to table, Lily's Bistro in Louisville loves to utilize local ingredients in their dishes. Their Cornbread Stuffing is no different, made with locally ground cornmeal from Weisenberger Mill in Midway. You will not be disappointed by this delicious stuffing recipe to go with your turkey and country ham!




6.  8Up Elevated Eatery, Brussels Sprouts


Every table needs a little green during the holidays! This recipe from 8Up in Louisville will leave you wanting more. Brussels sprouts, fresh cranberries, goat cheese, spices and honey are just a few of the ingredients in this dish that will leave your mouth watering. This is not any ordinary Brussels sprouts, but a dish that will leave your guests wanting more and your holiday meal complete.


7. Boone Tavern, Spoonbread


Kentuckians love this traditional dish! Spoonbread is a cornbread – like comfort food that is mostly associated with Berea and its annual Spoonbread Festival. You can make the recipe or take in a bit a history with a stop at the Historic Boone Tavern, located in Berea since 1903.


8.  Bourbon Ball Truffles


Hungry for a warm apple cobbler with ice cream on top? Look no further than Decca’s (located in Louisville’s NuLu neighborhood) Apple Cobbler recipe. Made with golden delicious apples, this dish is the perfect dessert to finish off your holiday meal!



9.  Science Hill, Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce


Located in the heart of Shelbyville, Science Hill offers southern fine dining and is definitely a must visit during the holidays! Every holiday table needs a hint of bourbon and their Bread Pudding recipe with Bourbon Sauce will do just that.




10.  Ale-8-One Bourbon Holiday Cheer

This cup of holiday cheer from Ale-8-One will make any winter gathering more cheerful! Apple Cider, cinnamon sticks, cranberries, bourbon and Ale-8-One are sure to warm you up this holiday season!


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