Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole | Keto, Gluten Free

This recipe for Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole is keto comfort food at it's finest. It's easy to make and even the pickiest eaters will absolutely love it!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Sabra - This Mom's Menu


For bottom "bread" layer:

  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 large egg

For the sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1 1/2 lbs roasted turkey breast sliced thick
  • 8 slices of bacon cooked
  • 2 Roma tomatoes thinly sliced
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Romano cheese


For the bottom "bread" layer:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and great a 9x13'' dish.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese, Romano cheese, and cream cheese. Microwave for 30 second intervals stirring in between each, until the cheeses are all melted and well incorporated. 
  • Add the almond flour, baking powder, and the egg. Stir until the mixture is uniform and all ingredients are well incorporated. 
  • Spread evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place in preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until top is beginning to brown. Remove from oven and set aside. (keep oven on)

For the sauce:

  • While the bottom layer is cooking, prepare your sauce by melting the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. 
  • Once butter is melted, whisk in the heavy cream and Romano cheese. Continue cooking over medium high heat, stirring constatly, just until it begins to boil then reduce to a simmer. 
  • Continue stirring frequently, making sure that the bottom isn't sticking, until the sauce has thickened. This will take about 10 minutes. 
  • Stir in the nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.
    * If you over-thicken the sauce, whisk in a bit of unsweetened almond or cashew milk until it reaches the desired consistency
  • Next, evenly distribute the turkey over the bread layer. Top the turkey with the thinly sliced tomato, then the pour the sauce over everything doing your best to make sure the entire dish is covered. 
  • Place the dish into the hot oven and cook for 10-15 minutes - or until sauce is bubbly and the edges of the tomatoes are starting to appear roasted. 
  • Remove from the oven, top with bacon strips and sprinkle with additional Romano cheese. Return to oven and cook and additional 5-10 minutes or until the top is golden brown. 
  • Immediately top with chopped parsley and paprika. 


For Gluten free, be sure to select certified gluten-free versions for each ingredient.
*The nutrition info provided is only an estimate and not a guarantee. The values can fluctuate greatly depending upon which brands you are using. 


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 1266mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1330IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 1.5mg