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Kentucky Hot Brown

The most delicious Kentucky Hot Brown recipe ever. This open-faced sandwich is completely covered in cheese and topped with bacon.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1102kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


Cream Gravy

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chicken base


  • 8 slices bread
  • 12 ounces sliced turkey breast
  • 12 ounces sliced ham
  • 8 thin slices tomato
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked


  • To make cream gravy, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Whisk in chicken base. Bring to a simmer and cook 2-3 minutes. Keep warm.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast all 8 slices of bread and cut in half diagonally.
  • Use an oven-safe plate to assemble each sandwich. If you do not have oven-safe plates, use a baking sheet or cake pan. Place triangle slices of bread on the plate, using 4 triangles per serving. You can overlap them or arrange them with the corners towards the center of the plate so that they form a square.
  • Warm the turkey and ham by microwaving briefly. Place 1/4 of the turkey and ham on top of the bread.
  • Ladle with cream gravy. Place 2 tomato slices on top of gravy and cover with cheddar and parmesan cheese.
  • Crisscross 2 slices of bacon on top. Place in oven until cheese is completely melted.
  • Repeat for remaining sandwiches.


Chicken Base comes in a jar and can be found with the section of the store with bouillon cubes.


Calories: 1102kcal