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Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders Recipe the traditional open-face sandwich served at the Brown Hotel in Kentucky is turned into a hand-held treat perfect for game day. It is indescribably delicious with various flavors and textures.

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders Recipe the traditional open-face sandwich served at the Brown Hotel in Kentucky is turned into a hand-held treat perfect

Juicy turkey, ham, cheddar cheese, and the creamiest sauce are all nestled in soft slider rolls for the best hot brown slider! They’re fast and easy especially if you have leftover turkey or ham (after Thanksgiving and Easter?). However, deli turkey meat works just as well.

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders Recipe from is a hand-held take on the classic reicpe

How to make Easy Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

Are you surprised at this Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders Recipe? If you’ve been a reader of for very long, you probably realize that I love the flavors and textures of a Kentucky Hot Brown. I shared with you the traditional Kentucky Hot Brown, a Kentucky Hot Brown Mac and Cheese and finally a Kentucky Hot Brown Burger.

So, yeah, it’s a favorite.

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s what you’ll need. The full recipe with amounts and instructions is below in the recipe card. In the recipe card, you can create and save the recipe to your personal, private recipe box.

  1. Buns.
  2. Cheddar cheese.
  3. Bacon.
  4. Turkey.
  5. Ham.
  6. Onions.
  7. Oil.
  8. Butter.
  9. Flour.
  10. Milk.
  11. Salt and pepper.

I’m loving it

I was trying to think of a hearty slider recipe that I could serve at a Super Bowl party. I also wanted it to be unique and came up with this Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders Recipe. It didn’t disappoint.

This sandwich recipe has a smokey flavor from the turkey, creamy texture from the cheese and white sauce, then salty bacon is always a great addition. Finally, the caramelized onions give a slightly sweet flavor and really makes this slider a winner.

This would be a good recipe for tailgating, picnics, or a great way to use leftover turkey during the holidays. Because of its history, these sandwiches are great for a Kentucky Derby party.

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders Recipe from is a hand-held take on the classic reicpe

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Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders Recipe

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders Recipe

This traditionally open-faced sandwich gets turned into a hearty appetizer.
Author: Paula
5 from 29 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings



  • Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil to a skillet and saute onions until they are translucent and browned.
  • Cook bacon.

For the Sauce

  • To another saucepan, melt butter* on medium heat. Add flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk, salt and pepper, and whisk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat immediately after it reaches the boiling point then simmer until ready to ladle on sliders.

Assemble the Sandwich

  • Layer turkey, bacon and cheese on the bottom half of bun. Add caramelized onions to the top half of bun. Broil in oven until cheese melts. Remove from oven. Ladle white sauce over cheese and place top bun on the slider.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Turkey amount and quantity really depends on personal preference. *You can use bacon grease instead of butter as the fat for your cream sauce, if you prefer. If you do this, omit the 2 tablespoon butter and continue with sauce as directed.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    We had these sliders yesterday for lunch and I know what we will be having next weekend! They are so delicious!!

  2. 5 stars
    What a great tailgating idea! Everybody loved these. I have always loved Kentucky Hot Brown’s, too, but it never occurred to me to transform them into something new. Absolutely delicious creation! Thanks!

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