Mini Hot Browns

Presented by Shonali Thomas, SplenDishes Gourmet Foods, LLC


24 melba toast crackers

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

½ pound smoked, sliced turkey

¼ teaspoon SplenDishes House Blend

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

5 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced


Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add Cheddar cheese, whisking until cheese melts. Season with House Blend and red pepper flakes.

Top bread with sliced turkey. Spread cheese mixture over turkey. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and half the bacon.

Broil at 500° for 2 minutes or until Parmesan is melted. Top with tomato slices, and sprinkle evenly with remaining bacon.