Makes 2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange bread slices on a lightly greased baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 2

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add Cheddar cheese, whisking until cheese melts. Stir in diced turkey, salt, and ground red pepper.

Step 3

Top bread evenly with warm cheese-turkey mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese and half of bacon.

Step 4

Bake at 500° for 2 minutes or until Parmesan is melted. Top with tomato slices, and sprinkle evenly with remaining bacon.

Step 5

To make ahead: Prepare the cheese-turkey mixture, cook the bacon, and grate the Parmesan the day before the party. To reheat cheese mixture, place pan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and warm. Assemble and proceed as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

yummy for a server to offer!

April 24, 2015
little derby morals served a tray. awesome little things. One dedicated server is in charge of assembling them, putting more in the oven and walking around with a tray, but  they go like , well... hot browns!

mom3girls's Review

November 02, 2014
What a great spin on a hot brown. Very simple and adaptable recipe! I have made many times and get rave reviews ( of course I live in KY). I use boars head oven turkey, 2 thick slices from deli, then dice. I also use good prepackaged bacon crumbles to save time. I did not have full amount of cheddar this time so I used a slice of pepper jack cheese and omitted cayenne. Yum!

bjradwanski's Review

October 08, 2012
Made these and they were easy! The recipe doesn't say what kind of red pepper to use, so I used smoke paprika.

sensorydeb's Review

May 17, 2009
Just made these for a Gourmet Club Brunch and everyone liked them. They are easy and taste great. It is difficult to find appetizers for a brunch but this worked very well. I would also make them for other occasions.