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Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


2 servings

Hot Brown Sandwiches are as popular in Kentucky as The Derby. Some recipes stack both turkey and ham, although we prefer it without ham. Paired with a side salad, this sandwich makes a hearty meal.
Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 slices bread, toasted
  • 4 thin slices deli turkey
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 to 6 slices tomato
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually stir in milk and bouillon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. Place toast on a baking pan. Top each with 2 slices turkey; spoon sauce over turkey. Top each with cheese and tomato. Bake, uncovered, until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 421 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 1277mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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