Kentucky Hot Brown Pizza

The Kentucky Hot Brown is a Louisville, Kentucky tradition!  It started in the 1920’s when the Brown Hotel created a new dish for late night guests.  Traditionally, it is an open faced sandwich with slices of turkey, bacon, tomato, and a Mornay sauce.  It’s delicious!  I took this local favorite and made it into… a pizza!

You will Need:

Pizza Dough
1 Tbls butter
1 Tbls flour
1 cup milk
1/4 cup Romano cheese
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt and Pepper
Thick sliced roasted turkey
Cooked Bacon
Sliced Roma tomato
Pizza Cheese
Garlic Salt

Be sure to have our prepared pizza dough on hand!  I suppose you could use other pre made dough, or a refrigerated pizza crust, but.. why would you want to? 

Preheat oven to 475.

To make the Mornay sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan, and add the flour.  Whisk to combine very well and let cook for about a minute.  Add in the milk and continue to whisk very well.  Let it come to a light boil, stir until the sauce thickens.  Remove from heat and add cheese, nutmeg and salt and pepper.

Spread about half of the Mornay sauce on the pizza crust.  Sprinkle a light layer of pizza cheese on top of the sauce.  Break up slices of turkey into bite size pieces and spread on the pizza.  Add crumbled bacon and sliced tomatoes.  Add another layer of cheese on top.

 Kentucky Hot Brown Pizza

Drizzle the remaining Mornay sauce on top and add some garlic salt to taste.

Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes until cheese has browned.  Enjoy!

Kentucky Hot Brown Pizza


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Michelle is the mom of a very active 9 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
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