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#FestiveFoodies: Kentucky Hot Brown Pizza

Kentucky Hot Brown sandwiches are messy, but putting the ingredients on top of pizza dough makes it less messy but just as tasty!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Entree
Servings 8 slices


For the Mornay Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon dry yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 oz. white cheddar cheese grated

For the Pizza:

  • 1 pizza dough
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 3-4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small tomato sliced
  • 3-4 slices deli turkey
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


For the Mornay Sauce:

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the flour and whisk until fully combined and the mixture takes on a slightly nutty smell, about 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly until incorporated.
  • Continue whisking for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture comes to a boil and begins to thicken.
  • Add in the dry mustard, nutmeg and pepper.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, whisking until fully combined. Allow to cool slightly.

For the Pizza:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a pizza sheet with non-stick and roll out the pizza dough onto the sheet, making sure to create a crust high enough to hold in the cheese sauce.
  • Drizzle the olive oil on top of the dough and brush to coat. Sprinkle with the garlic powder.
  • Prick the pizza dough with a fork on the crusts and center to stop it from rising too much. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Remove the dough from the oven and begin assembling the pizza.
  • Spread the cheese sauce over the pizza (you will likely have extra), followed by the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Tear up the slices of turkey and arrange them over the pizza. Repeat with the crumbled bacon and finally the tomato slices. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes or until the cheesy is bubbly and melted.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top, slice pizza and serve.

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Keyword cheese sauce, kentucky hot brown, pizza
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