Mini Hot Browns

Mini Hot Browns
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  • 8Servings


  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 16 small dinner or potato rolls, split
  • 1 pound sliced deli turkey
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 16 slices cooked bacon, cut in half
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar


Preheat the broiler. Spread the mayonnaise on the cut sides of each roll. Place the rolls, cut sides up, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Broil until just golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees . Divide the turkey among the roll bottoms; top with the tomato slices and 2 half-slices of bacon. Place the sheet in the oven to keep the sandwich ingredients warm while making the sauce.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, then the milk, Pecorino Romano and paprika; stir until the sauce thickens, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the cheddar and stir until melted. Season the cheese sauce with salt and pepper.

Place the sandwich bottoms on a platter and drizzle with the cheese sauce (about 1 tbsp. each); add the roll top. Serve warm.