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Kentucky Hot Brown on Protein Sparing Bread

By May 1, 2017November 9th, 2023Bread, Holiday Recipes

Kentucky Hot Brown on Protein Sparing Bread

Have you ever had a Kentucky Hot Brown?

It is the Kentucky Derby next weekend and if you want to celebrate with me, I suggest making my protein sparing bread, to make my delicious keto Kentucky Hot Brown!

A Kentucky Hot Brown is a traditional sandwich made with turkey, cheese sauce and bacon that someone mentioned they wanted me to create a Keto Kentucky Hot Brown. Since I always have a loaf of my protein bread in the freezer, I quickly got to work to create the BEST Kentucky Hot Brown recipe!


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Kentucky Hot Brown

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Kentucky Hot Brown on Protein Sparing Bread

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Nut Free, Pork, Poultry
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 720



  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth warm or room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1.2 pounds extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon Redmond Real salt


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or hemp milk if nut free
  • 1/8 teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • 8 slices Easiest Protein Sparing Bread sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Egg battered Protein Sparing bread
  • 24 slices Roasted turkey breast sliced into 1/8-inch thick slices
  • 3 ripe beefsteak tomatoes cut into 1/2-inch thick slices and griddled until slightly charre
  • 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan freshly grated
  • 16 slices sugar free bacon cooked
  • Finely chopped fresh chives for garnish
  • Finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish


  • To make the cheese sauce, place the butter in a large saucepan and heat on high for about 5 minutes. Whisk while heating. The butter will start to sizzle and fluff up. Watch for brown flecks (not black!) and remove from heat. This is brown butter. I LOVE BROWN BUTTER!
  • Slowly add the warm broth, cream cheese and shredded cheese. Use a stick blender (click HERE to find)and puree until smooth. Taste and add salt if needed. Set aside.
  • To make the hot brown, in a medium shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk and salt. Dip each slice of bread in the mixture.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of oil in a large healthified nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook 4 slices of the bread at a time until golden brown on both sides. Remove and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining bread.
  • For assembly of the Kentucky Hot Brown: Preheat broiler. Place the egg bread on a baking sheet, place under the broiler and heat on both sides for 20 seconds just to warm through.
  • Top each slice of bread with 2 to 3 slices of turkey and 2 slices of tomato, ladle sauce over the top and divide the cheddar cheese and Parmesan over the top of each slice. Place under the broiler and cook until bubbly and the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven, top each slice with sugar free bacon. Best served fresh!


Nutritional Information:
520 calories, 43g fat, 35g protein, 3g carbs, 0.1g fiber


Calories: 720 | Fat: 63g | Protein: 35g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Fiber: 0.1g | P:E Ratio: 0.6


“Ok well this is my 4th post today.  I’m sorry, but I’m so excited I’m crying!  I mentioned before that I have been keto/ carnivore for 3 years.  I felt amazing but my weight-loss was stalled for the last two years and I couldn’t reach my goal.  That’s a long frustrating stall.  I thought I was doing everything right and working so hard at it.  When I started Maria and Craig’s way I broke my stall! 

Focusing on eating enough protein and lowering my fat has made me more satiated than ever in my life.  I can’t believe I’m now one of those people that just isn’t hungry.  I’m so over joyed to not be the hungry girl anymore and I know I will reach my goal now. 

Thank you so much Maria and Craig!!!  You are both changing the world in big ways and saving so many lives ️” – Katie

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • DeDe says:

    I just purchased two of your recent cookbooks. I am researching like crazy trying to find out more about Erythirol and have found many mixed reviews. I have never eaten artificial sweeteners and do not believe in them. However, I am torn whether to purchase the Erythirol because of the mixed signals I am getting. Could you give me more insight into this? I purchased the comforts food one and was so excited. No I am just nervous!! Thanks. #confused

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      First of all, erythritol isn’t artificial. It is as natural as honey. Second, I like the flavor os swerve. It can have a slight cooling aftertaste if you use a lot but I like it.

  • Melissa says:

    I am eating this now. I have officially died and gone to heaven!

  • Carol McRee says:

    Lol! Just made this today. The original hot brown recipe is not difficult. The cheese to use is pecorino Romano not Parmesan. Basically an open face turkey sandwich. I just made this today by baking some soul bread as the bread. Sliced turkey, 🍅, and mornay sauce. Pretty simple!

  • Patti says:

    Maria, this recipe looks fantastic! I’m looking forward to making it for my family, but I don’t know anything about Keto Bread. Where do I find it or a recipe for it? Thanks in advance.

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