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Hot Brown Turkey Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

12 servings

If you've ever tried the Hot Brown Sandwich at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, you'll love this version. It can be assembled ahead and refrigerated; just adjust baking time accordingly if cold. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
Hot Brown Turkey Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer 6 toast slices and turkey; pour sauce over top. Sprinkle with paprika, bacon and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake until heated through, 20-25 minutes. Top with tomatoes and parsley. Cut remaining toast slices in half diagonally; serve on the side.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 316 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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