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KY Hot Brown Dip by JC Phelps

Kentucky Hot Brown Dip

JC Phelps
My Kentucky Hot Brown Dip is an easy-to-make version of the classic Kentucky Hot Brown, which is served at the Brown Hotel in Downtown Louisville. This dish is classic Kentucky!
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 316 kcal


  • cast iron skillet


  • 6-8 oz. Turkey Breast diced
  • 2 c. Monterey Jack
  • 8 Strips of Bacon cooked + chopped
  • 1 c. Pecorino Romano
  • 1 block Full-fat Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/4 c. Sour Cream
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425F. In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, monterey jack, pecorino romano, and sour cream. Mix until well-incorporated.
  • Add turkey breast, nutmeg, black pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder, and paprika. Mix well.
  • Add Kentucky Hot Brown Dip to a seasoned cast iron skillet. Top with bacon and halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Cook at 425F for 20-25 minutes. Broil on high for 1 minute afterwards.
  • Garnish with parsley + serve with your favorite crackers and/or a baguette. Enjoy!


Sodium: 606mgCalcium: 516mgVitamin C: 9mgVitamin A: 618IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 205mgCholesterol: 76mgCalories: 316kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 24gProtein: 21gCarbohydrates: 3gIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizers, dips, hot brown, kentucky, kentucky derby, kentucky derby party, kentucky hot brown, kentucky hot brown dip, southern, southern recipes
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