Leftover Turkey Kentucky Hot Brown

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness – Leftover Turkey Kentucky Hot Brown… These little babies are absolutely fabulous!! An impressive use of leftovers — and so quick!

Leftover Turkey Kentucky Hot Brown

Leftover Turkey Kentucky Hot Brown Origin

Chef Fred K. Schmidt at the Camberley Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, created the Hot Brown Sandwich in 1926.

Today the Hot Brown sandwich is still a Louisville favorite and still the signature dish of the Camberley Brown Hotel.

A visit to Louisville is not complete without tasting this wonderful sandwich.

But this recipe is healthier than typical hot browns!  A really slimmed down version.

These made a wonderful weekend breakfast treat that we demolished with alarming speed..

You won’t miss the butter in the cheese sauce. And don’t skimp on the hot sauce!

I am SO glad that I found this little beauty..a keeper without doubt!!

Delicious Leftover Turkey Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich!

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Leftover Turkey Kentucky Hot Brown
For The Sauce
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
For The Sandwich
  • 4 slices light whole grain bread toasted
  • 2 to matoes sliced
  • 1/2 pound leftover turkey breast sliced
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese grated
  • 4 slices turkey bacon crisp-cooked and cut in half
Make The Sauce
  1. Combine the milk and flour in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, the mustard, and pepper sauce.
Make The Sandwich
  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Place the toast into 4 individual casserole or ovenproof dishes.
  3. Arrange the tomato slices on the bread, then top with the sliced turkey breast.
  4. Spoon some sauce over the top and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
  5. Place the dishes on a baking sheet and broil, 5 inches from the heat, until the sandwiches are hot and the sauce begins to brown in spots.
  6. Top each sandwich with 2 pieces of the turkey bacon.


A toaster oven is ideal for popping a couple of these Leftover Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches in!

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