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Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 291.6kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 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


  • Assemble one slider by spreading mayonnaise on the bottom of the roll.
  • 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.
  • Arrange sandwiches in a single layer in a greased 9-inch-square baking pan.
  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until tender.
  • Whisk in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Continue whisking until brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour butter sauce over sandwiches.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for several hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake, covered, 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown.



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


Serving: 1slider | Calories: 291.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.1g | Protein: 11.7g | Fat: 19.6g | Saturated Fat: 10.2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 360.9mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 8.1g