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Kentucky Hot Brown Skillet Dip

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


This Hot Brown Skillet Dip is the best parts of the open face turkey sandwich transformed into a bubbly, cheesy, skillet dip that is perfect for Derby Day!



8 ounces cream cheese (softened)

6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese (shredded)

1/2 cup sour cream

6 ounces turkey (cooked and diced)

6 strips of bacon (cooked and chopped fine)

2 Roma tomatoes (diced small)

1/4 cup Romano cheese (grated)

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp dried mustard

1/4 cup parsley (fresh, chopped fine)

salt and pepper to taste

crackers and dinner rolls for serving


Hot Brown Skillet Dip

Set aside 2 ounces of sharp white cheddar cheese, a little parsley, a tablespoon of the chopped bacon, and a few tomatoes pieces for garnishing.

Combine the cream cheese, remaining sharp white cheddar cheese, remaining bacon, turkey, sour cream, Romano cheese, remaining tomatoes, paprika, dried mustard, remaining parsley, salt and pepper.

Spread the dip in an 8-inch cast iron or oven-proof skillet.

Top with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.

When bubbly and golden brown around the edges, remove the skillet and garnish with bacon, parsley, and tomatoes.

Serve warm with crackers or toasted baguette.

Hot Brown Mini Bread Bowls

Bake the dinner rolls per package instructions.

Cut a round section off the top and hollow out most of the bread in the center.

Combine all the dip ingredients as above, reserving little white cheddar cheese for topping later.

Scoop into the dinner rolls.

Sprinkle the tops with cheese and replace the dinner roll tops on the rolls.

Bake at 350F for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges are starting to brown,

Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.

Serve warm with a Mint Julep or and Oaks Lily!


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  • Category: Appetizers, Dips, Party Foods
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Kentucky Derby, Derby Food, Hot Brown, Skillet Dip, Bread Bowl, cheese dip