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Hot Brown Fondue

Hot Brown Fondue makes a great Kentucky Derby Part appetizer!

 

Hosting a Kentucky Derby Party this year? You can’t find an appetizer more perfect for the Derby than Hot Brown Fondue. The Hot Brown Sandwich is a Louisville legacy, first served at the Brown Hotel in the 1920s. It’s an open-faced sandwich served hot and consists of  turkey, bacon, and Mornay sauce.

Hot Brown Fondue makes a great Kentucky Derby Part appetizer!

This Hot Brown Fondue consists of a cheesy sauce with lots of chopped turkey and bacon. Serve it with toast points for dipping and you have the flavor of a Hot Brown Sandwich in a form that is easier to serve for a party.

Hot Brown Fondue makes a great Kentucky Derby Part appetizer!

Three types of cheese go into this fondue: cheddar, swiss, and Parmesan. Mixed into the cheese is lots of finely chopped turkey (you could use chicken in a pinch), bacon, and green onion plus some chopped tomatoes on top.

Hot Brown Fondue makes a great Kentucky Derby Part appetizer!

 

Hot Brown Fondue is a great way to use up leftover turkey, but if I don’t have any, I just use a rotisserie chicken.

Hot Brown Fondue makes a great Kentucky Derby Part appetizer!

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Hot Brown Fondue makes a great Kentucky Derby Part appetizer!

Hot Brown Fondue

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey or chicken
  • 6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • Toast points

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, whisking continuously.
  • Add cheese a handful at a time, stirring until smooth after each addition.
  • Stir in turkey, half of bacon, and half of green onion.
  • Transfer to a fondue pot or slow cooker to keep warm.
  • Sprinkle remaining bacon, green onion, and the tomato on top.

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Recipe adapted from Southern Living

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8 thoughts on “Hot Brown Fondue”

  1. I’ve never heard of that sandwich before, but oh my goodness! Hand me something to dunk in this quick! This wouldn’t last very long at all!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I’ve never heard of hot brown fondue before, but I’m loving the looks of this! I wish I could dive right into this bowl. Sounds perfect for hosting a party!

  3. Mary // chattavore

    Yum, Christin! This looks delicious. I’ve never had a hot Brown, but every time I see or read about one I think that I need to try it. Maybe I need to try your fondue first!

  4. Melanie @ Gather for Bread

    I’ve actually never heard of this before. But it looks so INSANELY good that I must try it. I’d love to go to a Kentucky Derby party. Sounds so fun!

  5. Ashley - The Recipe Rebel

    OH MY WORD. This sounds seriously amazing! I have actually never had a Hot Brown — they’re just not a thing here! But I think I need to, right after trying this incredible fondue!

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