Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole #QuickFixCasseroles

by Carrie with Children with 1 comment

When I think comfort food, I immediately think of casseroles. There’s just something comforting about putting together all the ingredients in one dish, popping it in the oven and a bit later – dinner is ready!

My mom has passed down a lot of her cookbooks to me – and she’s from Alabama, so you know there are some great comfort foods in those books! My recent find was a Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole – chicken, ham, Swiss cheese and a buttery sauce – what’s not to love?!

Recipe Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole  

Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole #QuickFixCasseroles

Ingredients

  • 4 T butter
  • 1 cooked rotisserie chicken, skin removed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced black forest ham, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese
  • For the Sauce -
  • 4 T flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Casserole Topping
  • 4 T melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees.
  2. In 9x13 casserole dish, layer the bottom of the dish with chopped chicken.
  3. Add the next layer of chopped ham.
  4. Add a layer of Swiss cheese slices.
  5. For the sauce -
  6. Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  7. Wisk in flour and slowly add milk. Continue to wisk to avoid clumping.
  8. Turn the heat to high until the sauce thickens - continue to stir.
  9. Pour sauce over the Swiss cheese/chicken/ham dish.
  10. For the topping -
  11. Mix together topping ingredients and sprinkle over the casserole.
  12. Bake at 350degrees for about 40 minutes. Serve.
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I think the next time I make this dish, I may try and prep most of it the night before – everything except the sauce.  It would be a great time saver to chop all of the chicken and ham the night before.  Doing that ahead of time, would help me get dinner on the table sooner.

For this recipe, I used Country Crock in this recipe for the casserole topping.  It has 0g trans fat per serving, no cholesterol has 30% fewer calories than butter per serving.  Every little bit helps when it comes to cooking.  This was a great substitute for this meal.  We also served this casserole with green beans making it a perfect pair.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

I think this will be a dish that finds its way back on our weekly meal plan more often…. and tomorrow for my leftover lunch too!

What’s your favorite type of casserole?

 

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    Comments

  • Melissa


    I’ll definitely be making this! Looks delicious!