Kentucky Hot Brown


If you're a southern belle or gentleman at heart you have to try this one! Hot turkey over hot toast and smothered in a buttery sauce. There are two things Kentucky does right--horse racing and the hot brown. This is also great for Thanksgiving leftovers!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 hot browns


  • ½ cup butter

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups milk

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced

  • 1 pound thinly sliced cooked turkey

  • 8 slices bread, toasted

  • 8 slices bacon, cooked


  1. In a large skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to absorb all of the butter. Slowly whisk in the milk, and 6 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Stir in the egg to thicken the sauce, but do not allow to boil. Remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Heat remaining tablespoon of butter in a small skillet. Saute mushrooms in the butter until soft. Set aside.

  3. Preheat your oven's broiler. For each Hot Brown, place two slices of toast onto a heatproof plate or dish. Cover the toast with about 1/4 cup sauteed mushrooms and a couple of tomato slices. Place a liberal amount of turkey onto each Hot Brown, and pour an even more liberal amount of sauce over. Smother that baby. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over the top. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

  4. Place the entire dish under the broiler until the sauce is speckled brown and bubbly. Remove from broiler, criss-cross two slices of bacon on top, and serve!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1081 Calories
66g Fat
47g Carbs
73g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1081
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 66g 84%
Saturated Fat 31g 157%
Cholesterol 290mg 97%
Sodium 2203mg 96%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 73g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 483mg 37%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 1220mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.