Hot Brown Pasta Casseroles
These individual casseroles were inspired by the classic Hot Brown Sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, by Fred K. Schmidt in 1926.
2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta (8 ounces)
6 ounces sliced cooked ham, cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 ounces sliced deli smoked turkey, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 slices tomato
8 slices bacon, cooked slightly crispy
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
- Combine pasta, with ham and turkey in a bowl.
- Combine soup, milk, and pepper in another bowl, and stir into the cooked pasta mixture.
- Spoon into four individual greased baking dishes. Top each with tomato slices.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 15 minutes. Top each with 2 bacon slices and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Bake for 5 minutes more or until heated thoroughly. Serve warm.
Makes 4 servings.