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Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chilling Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 50 mins

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders are a perfect Kentucky Derby party food or easy weeknight dinner!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: hot brown sandwich, Kentucky hot brown
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 291.6 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 (12 ounce) pkg. King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls, split
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 12 slices deli turkey
  • 12 slices cooked bacon
  • 6 slices Gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup diced pimientos or sliced tomatoes
  • ½ cup butter, cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Assemble one slider by spreading mayonnaise on the bottom of the roll.
  2. Add a layer of turkey, then bacon (breaking it in half or thirds to fit on the roll), a few diced pimientos (or tomatoes), half a slice of Gruyere, and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Replace the top. Repeat with remaining rolls to assemble a total of 12 sandwiches.
  3. Arrange sandwiches in a single layer in a greased 9-inch-square baking pan.
  4. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until tender.
  5. Whisk in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Continue whisking until brown sugar is dissolved.
  6. Pour butter sauce over sandwiches.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for several hours.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake, covered, 25 minutes.

  9. Remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown.

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Recipe Notes

Tips For Making Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders:

  • I used Gruyere and Parmesan cheese but any good melting cheese would do if you don't have them on hand. Why not try provolone or sharp white cheddar.
  • Deli chicken can be used instead of turkey
  • Try adding a little mustard with the mayo of a little kick
  • You can make these in advance and keep them in the fridge for several hours before baking
Nutrition Facts
Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders
Amount Per Serving (1 slider)
Calories 291.6 Calories from Fat 176
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.6g30%
Saturated Fat 10.2g64%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 360.9mg16%
Carbohydrates 20.1g7%
Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugar 8.1g9%
Protein 11.7g23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.