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Mini Hot Brown Tarts
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4.5 from 2 votes

Mini Hot Brown Tarts

The famous Hot Brown gets turned into a mini appetizer that has all the flavor of the original. These tarts are super easy to make. A crunchy filo cup is filled with a creamy and rich turkey and bacon filling.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup finely chopped roasted turkey breast
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped tomato
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
  • 2 (15-count) boxes mini fillo shells
  • grape tomatoes cut into slivers for garnish, optional


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine turkey, bacon, and tomato in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter. 
  • Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in half-and-half. Cook until sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, and cheese until cheese is melted.
  • Pour sauce into bowl with turkey and stir to mix well.
  • Arrange fillo shells on a baking sheet. Fill each one with filling. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Garnish with tomato if desired.