Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

Turkey, bacon and tomato piled high on King’s Hawaiian® dinner rolls with a decadent cheddar cheese sauce. My version of the leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.

When I think of Thanksgiving leftovers my mind goes right to the turkey sandwich and when I think of turkey sandwiches I think of the most famous of them all the Kentucky Hot Brown.

The original Kentucky Hot Brown is a broiled, open face sandwich made with Texas toast, turkey, bacon, a Pecorino Romano cheese sauce and tomatoes. It’s heated under the broiler until hot and bubbly and requires a knife and fork.

No knife and fork required for my slider version! The hot cheese sauce is the key to turning an everyday turkey sandwich into a turkey sandwich that is impossible to resist. Not to mention the delicious King’s Hawaiian® dinner rolls that are soft and fluffy yet sturdy enough to make a sandwich with.

To kick these up a notch further and simultaneously put those holiday leftovers to good use you can also add a spoon of cranberry sauce and a layer of stuffing.

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Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

Cheese Sauce:

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 + 1/2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

coarse salt and fresh black pepper


1 (12 pack) King’s Hawaiian® Dinner Rolls, sliced in half

1 pound sliced deli turkey or roasted turkey, sliced thin

12 slices fresh tomato

6 slices bacon, cooked crispy

  1. In a medium-sized heavy bottomed saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook 2 minutes stirring often. Whisk in the milk and Dijon. Turn heat up and bring to a simmer, stirring often, 3 minutes.
  2. Turn heat down to low and add the cheddar and Parmesan, stir until completely smooth and melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Turn heat down to warm and put a lid on the pan.
  3. Preheat the broiler and lay the buns out on a baking sheet cut side up. Place under the broiler to toast 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Layer 1 + 1/2 ounces of turkey on the bottom of each bun. Ladle cheese sauce over it then top with a tomato and a piece of bacon. Serve immediately.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of King’s Hawaiian®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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