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Club-Style Lightened Hot Browns With Caramelized Onions

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Broil time 6 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 (1-oz.) rye, wheat, or white bread slices, toasted
  • 1/4 pound sliced deli-roasted turkey breast
  • 1/4 pound sliced deli roast beef
  • 1/4 pound sliced deli ham
  • Parmesan Cheese Sauce
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cooked reduced-fat bacon slices, crumbled
  • 3 plum tomatoes, sliced

How to Make It

  1. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes or until onions are caramel colored.

  2. Arrange desired bread slices on an aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; layer with turkey, roast beef, and ham. Top with Parmesan Cheese Sauce and onions; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  3. Broil 6 inches from heat 4 to 6 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned; remove from oven. Top with crumbled bacon and tomato slices; serve immediately.