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Kentucky Hot Brown in a baking dish
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Kentucky Hot Brown

Kentucky Hot Browns are perfect for leftover turkey, but they're so good, you don't have to wait for the Thanksgiving.  Turkey on a roll or toast, covered with a cheesy béchamel sauce, don't forget the bacon!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, turkey
Servings: 4
Calories: 459kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups cream/milk
  • ½ cups pecorino Romano cheese
  • pinch nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 thick slices French bread or biscuit sliced in half
  • 4-8 thick slices turkey
  • 8 slices bacon cooked


  • Preheat broiler
  • Place thick sliced French bread on a baking pan under broiler and toast. Remove and place in individual baking dishes.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Warm cream/milk in the microwave and add it slowly to the flour mixture whisking for 2-3 minutes until it just comes to a simmer. It should not be too thick. Whisk in 1/4 cup cheese, nutmeg and salt and pepper.
  • Add turkey slices to the top of the toasted bread. Pour 1/2 cup of sauce over the top and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place under broiler and cook until it is bubbly and lightly brown. Remove and top with cooked bacon and tomatoes if desired


You can use any type of bread for the base. If the sauce is too thick, add more milk.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 810mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 1mg