Kentucky Hot Brown



  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • 4 slices light whole grain bread, toasted
  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 lb cooked turkey breast, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, crisp-cooked and cut in half


  1. Combine the milk and flour in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and comes to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, the mustard, and pepper sauce.


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Place the toast into 4 individual casserole or ovenproof dishes.
  3. Arrange the tomato slices on the bread, then top with the sliced turkey breast.
  4. Spoon some sauce over the top and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
  5. Place the dishes on a baking sheet and broil, 5 inches from the heat, until the sandwiches are hot and the sauce begins to brown in spots.
  6. Top each sandwich with 2 pieces of the turkey bacon.

Yield: 4

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