Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich Recipe

A staple at the Kentucky Derby, this race day-inspired sandwich wows guests while putting leftovers to good use. Win-win!


Recommended Crystal Farms Product Substitutions: Crystal Farms Shredded Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 275°F.
  • Place the tomatoes skin-side down on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and drizzle on olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 3 hours.
  • In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour until combined to form a roux.
  • Reserve half of the roux in the refrigerator.
  • Whisk the milk into the leftover roux in the pot and bring to a boil to thicken, until thickness resembles Alfredo sauce. Turn the heat to low to keep warm.
  • Next, whisk the one and a half cups each of the shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar until completely combined.
  • Finish the sauce with nutmeg, salt and pepper and keep warm.
  • Turn the broiler on to low heat.
  • Place the slices of toasted Texas toast on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and evenly layer on the ham, turkey, crispy bacon, fried egg, oven roasted tomatoes and a few tablespoons of cheese sauce, followed up by adding on some leftover shredded cheeses.
  • Broil on low for three to four minutes or until the cheese turns light brown.
  • Serve hot!
Recipe Courtesy of: Chef Billy Parisi