The Hot Brown Recipe

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Southern Living Off the Eaten Path Favorite Southern Dives and 150 RecipesMake this classic sandwich with left-over holiday roasted turkey for best flavor. A luscious sauce and bacon topping have made this turkey sandwich famous.

  • Yield: 4 Servings


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 0.33 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 10 Tbsp grated pecorino Romano cheese, divided
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 lb thinly sliced roasted turkey breast
  • 4 Texas toast slices
  • 4 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 8 cooked bacon slices
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
  1. Preheat broiler with oven rack 4 inches from heat. Melt butter in a heavy 2-qt. saucepan over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in cream; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 3 minutes until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in ½ cup cheese, salt, and pepper.
  2. Trim crusts from toast. Place 1 toast slice in each of 4 (24-oz.) lightly greased individual casserole dishes. Place 2 tomato halves beside each toast slice. Top toast slices with turkey. Spoon cheese sauce over turkey and tomato; sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. cheese.
  3. Broil 5 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Sprinkle with paprika. Arrange 2 bacon slices in an “X” pattern on top of each casserole. Sprinkle with parsley.

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