In the 10 plus years I have been living in Queensland, I’ve still kept up the tradition of celebrating Melbourne Cup Day each year. While my celebrations are MUCH tamer than in the past, Melbourne Cup day is a great excuse to catch up with a few friends, have a glass of champagne, enjoy some good food and of course watch the race – if we aren’t too busy talking! With the big day not far away, I’ve put together a collection of easy and delicious Melbourne Cup Day recipe ideas to help make this years celebrations the best yet. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love a good dip? This Cheese and Herb Spread from Family Food on the Table would be perfect served with your favourite biscuits or fresh veggies.
Zucchini Slice is always a favourite on Melbourne Cup Day, simply serve it with salad to turn it into a complete meal.
This Crunchy Noodle Salad with Sesame Dressing and Potato Salad with Horseradish Cream from Land of Zonkt are both easy to put together and taste great.
For an easy finger food your guests will love, try these Bruschetta Wonton Cups from Bake Play Smile.
Another yummy option is these bite sized Savoury Scones with Prosciutto Twills from Cooker and a Looker.
Or you can try these gorgeous Parmesan Cups from My Brown Paper Packages.
This Cheese and Bacon Cobb Loaf is always a winner.
Mini Quiches are always a great snack on Melbourne Cup day, I’m loving these Ham and Corn Mini Quiches as these classic Bacon and Cheese ones.
If you like a little spice, try these Thai Chicken Balls from My Brown Paper Packages.
Need a vegetarian option? These Spinach and Ricotta Rolls are perfect.
For a special dessert, these Chocolate Mousse Copper Caps from The Plumbette are perfect.
If you are looking for a simple dessert, it doesn’t get much easier than these Double Chocolate Chip Brownies.
Do you have plans for Melbourne Cup? What’s your favourite race day recipe?