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Hot Brown Sandwich

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich {21 Day Fix}

An open-faced turkey sandwich topped with a delicate cheesey Mornay sauce.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Pub Grub
Cuisine American
Servings 2


Mornay Cheese Sauce

  • tablespoons butter
  • tablespoons gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • cup white cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 1 pinch nutmeg, or to taste (optional)
  • a few dashes Tabasco sauce, or your favorite hot sauce, to taste

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

  • 2 slices whole-grain bread, toasted I chose a bread that counts as 1Y because it is thicker.
  • cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • cup roasted turkey or 6 slices of deli-sliced turkey meat *warm the meat a few seconds in the microwave to take the chill off of it.
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 thick slices tomato drained on paper towels
  • 1 cup prepared Mornay sauce


Mornay Cheese Sauce

  • Melt butter in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. Cook on medium while stirring for 1-2 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk, stirring constantly. Let thicken for about 3 minutes or until the sauce starts to coat a spoon. Then slowly sprinkle in the cheese. Only heat long enough for the cheese to melt gently or the sauce might "break/separate". Add hot sauce and nutmeg if using them.
  • Place plastic wrap or wax paper over the surface of the sauce and set to the side till later.

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

  • Start by laying each piece of toast on a broiler-safe pan.
  • Divide all the ingredients in half. Layer a little cheese on the toast. Then turkey, bacon bits, and sliced tomatoes on each sandwich.
  • Spoon half the Mornay sauce over each sandwich, slowly so it runs down thru the layers.
  • Layer the last of the shredded cheese on top and bake at 350° for 5 minutes and then put under the broiler for a few minutes till the cheese is all melty. Serve immediately.

21 Day Fix Container Counts for 1 sandwich: 1Y, 1B, 1½R, ½G, 2¾ oil teaspoons


    *** If you want to make this in your air fryer you can layer each sandwich in your "basket" and cook for about 6 minutes or until the cheese is melty. 
    Keyword Healthy, Ultimate Portion Fix/21 Day Fix