Kentucky Hot Brown Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Redneck Epicurean

On a school trip, I had a Hot Brown at the Galt House Hotel restaurant (if you ever come to Louisville, you may hear about the famous "Galt House"). I found this soup version on another recipe site and tried it. It was extremely similar to what I had then. The sandwich and the soup are deeelish!

Top Review by Delenn

We love this soup. It does taste like a hot brown. I used ham and turkey sandwich slices. If I do that again then I am going to need a much better quality than what I used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; sauté until tender.
  2. Add flour, garlic salt, and hot sauce; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  3. Gradually stir in milk; cook until thickened and bubbly.
  4. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add ham and turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated, about 20 minutes. (Do not boil.).
  5. Serve with toppings.
  6. NOTE: When you have a hot brown sandwich, it is layered with ham and turkey slices, a couple of slices of bacon, a tomato, and totally smothered in cheese sauce. So if you want the "hot brown" experience, top the soup with the tomato, bacon, and a sprinkle of parsley. It is delicious! Also, the 30 minutes it takes goes rather fast since the meat is already cooked. It's mostly just getting everything hot and making the cheese soup.

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