Turkey Hot Brown Sandwiches are an open-faced sandwich made with your Thanksgiving leftovers of Turkey and a cheese gravy. Toasted bread is topped with cheese, tomato slices, and crispy bacon then placed under the broiler until browned.
I don’t know about you, but I get tired of turkey sandwiches and bored with leftovers. That is why this week is so exciting for those of you who follow Sunday Supper. I had never had a Hot Brown before. I never really knew what it was until this theme came along and I did a little research about what I might want to make for today’s post.
This sandwich originated from the Brown Hotel in Kentucky. It is a version of Welsh Rarebit that was created as an alternative to ham and egg late night suppers. I don’t know about you, but since I’m not really that much of an egg person, this sandwich appeals to me much more anyway! It is so easy to make. Just grab a slice of your favorite bread (I used rye), some leftover turkey, make a cheese gravy, crisp up some bacon, assemble the sandwich, broil, top with tomato and serve. Oh so yummy!
The second time around making this, I used some fresh chopped chives to top the sandwich. They really added an extra flavor that was delicious. So, if you want to try something a little more exciting than bread, mayo, and turkey for a sandwich, definitely give this one a try and do not skip the tomato! That is an essential part of this sandwich. When I took a bite of the tomato with the sandwich it made me weak in the knees. It was that good.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
The Turkey Hot Brown Sandwich is an open-faced sandwich made with your Thanksgiving leftovers of Turkey and gravy. Toasted bread is topped with cheese, tomato slices, and crispy bacon then placed under the broiler until browned.
- 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 pound turkey breast
- 3 plum tomatoes, sliced
- 2 cooked bacon slices, crumbled
- Cheese Sauce:
- 1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Make cheese sauce: Melt butter in sauce pan. When bubbly, add flour, salt and pepper and whisk until flour begins to brown slightly. Mixture will be thick and lumpy. Slowly add milk to hot pan, whisking constantly. Cook until thickened. Remove from heat and add cheese. If cheese sauce is too thick, add a little bit more milk to loosen it up.
Preheat broiler on high. Meanwhile, toast bread.
Assemble sandwich on foil lined cookie sheet as follows: Place 4 slices of toast on cookie sheet. Cover evenly with turkey. Top with 1/4 cup cheese sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Broil until bubbly, about 4-6 minutes. Remove from oven and top with tomato slices. bacon and chives. Serve immediately.
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Serving Size 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Carbohydrates 22gFiber 3gProtein 31g