Hot Brown Turkey Casserole
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups 2% milk
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 12 slices bread, toasted and divided
- 2 pounds thinly sliced cooked turkey or chicken
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup tomatoes, chopped and seeded
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook until slightly thickened, 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat.
- In a small bowl, lightly beat egg. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup sauce. Slowly return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until thickened. (Do not allow to boil.)
- In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer six toast slices and turkey; pour sauce over top. Sprinkle with paprika, bacon and remaining Parmesan cheese.
- Bake until heated through, 20-25 minutes. Top with tomatoes and parsley. Cut remaining toast slices in half diagonally; serve on the side.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 316 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.
Aug 25, 2019
Can use other cheese preferences. Good way to use up whipping cream.
Apr 2, 2018
Thank you for a recipe that mimics the REAL Hot Browns (From a Native Louisvillian)
May 7, 2017
Just made this and we love it! Next time I'll try using rye or rye-marble bread. I chopped some leftover turkey breast instead of the deli stuff for less sodium, and I did slice each toast slice into about 12 pieces for ease of cutting/eating, and an extra slice of those pieces I put on top for a little crunch. Absolutely great recipe!
Feb 7, 2017
I too have always wanted to make hot browns so this was a great alternative. I agree with Aquarelle regarding use of sturdy bread. I added some mozzarella in addition to the parmesan but white cheddar would be an excellent choice as well. Everyone loved this recipe.
Feb 6, 2017
I've seen recipes for Hot Brown Sandwiches over the years and always thought that I should try making them sometime, but never did. I finally tried this one. Not bad at all! In fact, quite good! But next time I would make a much cheesier sauce, maybe using a combo of white cheddar and shredded Parmesan, and add some ground nutmeg. I'd use a good sturdy bread such as English muffin bread as well.