Hot Brown Stromboli

Made famous by The Brown Hotel in Louisville, a hot brown is an open-face turkey sandwich with cheese sauce and bacon. To feed a crowd, we rolled the quintessential ingredients into a sliceable stromboli.

Hot Brown Stromboli
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins


  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal

  • 1 pound package refrigerated or frozen pizza dough, thawed

  • 3 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 8 ounce sliced deli cooked turkey

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Gruyere cheese (6 oz.)

  • 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

  • 1 cup chopped roma tomatoes

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil. Brush with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal.

  2. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to a 13x10-inch rectangle. Transfer to prepared pan. Spread dough with mustard and arrange half the turkey over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Top with bacon, tomatoes, and remaining turkey and cheese.

  3. Starting from a long side, roll up dough around filling. Pinch seam and ends to seal. Lightly beat egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water. Brush dough with egg yolk mixture; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Using a sharp knife, cut shallow slits on top to vent.

  4. Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 20 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
13g Fat
28g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 787mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 3.1mg 16%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 99mg 2%
Folate, total 9.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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