Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Pizza

  • Yield: 8 servings

Gourmet pizzeria Tony BoomBozz’s creation is a white-sauce pizza topped with roasted turkey, bubbling cheeses, crisp bacon and Roma tomatoes.


Mornay Sauce:
1tablespoon unsalted butter
1tablespoon all-purpose flour
1cup whole milk
1/8teaspoon salt
1/8teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1tablespoon sour cream
1tablespoon (heaping) grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
24ounces fresh pizza dough
1cup shredded mozzarella
1/2cup shredded Asiago cheese
1 1/2cups chopped roasted turkey breast
1/2cup chopped cooked bacon
1cup chopped Roma tomatoes
1/4cup chopped parsley


  1. To prepare sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until combined. Cook about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add sour cream. Bring mixture to a slow simmer. (Do not boil.) The mixture will begin to thicken. Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until smooth.
  2. To make pizza, preheat oven to 425F.
  3.  Roll pizza dough into a 14-inch round or square. Place on baking sheet or pizza stone.
  4. Spread sauce on dough and top with remaining ingredients in the order listed. Bake 7 to 11 minutes, until puffy and golden brown.

Recipe by Tony Palombino, founder, Boombozz Famous Gourmet Pizza.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 420
  • Fat 18g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 1570mg
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 23g