Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Friday, September 17, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

It's Friday!

This weekend we are on the move...the husband is hunting and little man and I are meeting family at my alma mater's football game tomorrow for a little tailgating and to watch Grandpa get inducted into their football Hall of Fame.

Should be a fun day of friends, family and football!

Since the husband was gone all week for work I decided I should have a hot meal waiting for him upon his return, right?

I'm not always this nice, but last night I guess I was feeling generous.

I remember eating this dish at my childhood friend (and great friend still today!) Jenelle's house growing up. I always thought it was a vast improvement from the frozen chicken cordon bleu we sometimes threw in the oven at our house.

This will be your new comfort casserole. Let's just say I made a 9x13 pan of this last night and it was gone within an hour. And I only had a helping and a half!


Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
4 1/2 c. diced chicken
4 1/2 c. diced ham
1 c. cheddar cheese
1/3 c. flour
1 t. dill
1/4 c. butter
2 c. cream
1/8 t. mustard

Topping: 1 box stuffing (or homemade croutons like I made), 1/4 c. cheese, 1/4 c. silvered almonds, 2 T. butter

In a pan saute onion in butter until tender. Add flour, stir to form a paste, about a minute. Gradually add cream, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, until thickened. (I took mine off the heat after that minute and it thickened pretty quickly). Add seasonings once thick.

Layer chicken, ham and 1 c. shredded cheddar in bottom of a 9x13 pan. Pour cream mixture over the meat. Add toppings and drizzle with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

*I didn't use a box of stuffing, so I simply cut up 1/2 loaf of french bread, mixed it with some canola oil, garlic and parsley and baked the croutons still just crispy, I also omitted the butter at the end, as I simply forgot!*


Like I said, this was a HIT. I am imagining leftover Thanksgiving turkey and ham going into this dish in a couple of months:)

Have a great weekend!

18 comments:

  1. 2 cups of cream! Holy cow, this must be good! It DOES look like a great comfort casserole, thanks!!

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  2. Oh what a great casserole - something to keep me in dinners for a few days.

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  3. This sounds so delicious!! I love casseroles!! :)

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  4. This looks and sounds really yummy-definatly gonna be trying it!

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  5. yum! i made a version and it had noodles in it once along with cream of soup...it was interesting. we decided we liked reg. cordon bleu better, but this looks tasty!

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  6. Oh YUMMY! This is right up my alley b/c I love chicken cordon bleu but it's such a pain to make! I think I'd lighten it though and try to make w/ low fat cheese and milk in place of the cream. I'll let you know how it turns out!

    Thanks for sharing w/ Friday Firsts and have fun this weekend!!!

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  7. This looks like the perfect dish for a rainy autumn evening :)

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  8. droooool. that casserole sounds fantastic!

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  9. Of course that was a hit - it looks INSANELY GOOD!

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  10. Oh man, I really want to make this...and eat it all up!

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  11. This looks like the perfect dish for a rainy autumn evening :)

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  12. Oh YUMMY! This is right up my alley b/c I love chicken cordon bleu but it's such a pain to make! I think I'd lighten it though and try to make w/ low fat cheese and milk in place of the cream. I'll let you know how it turns out!

    Thanks for sharing w/ Friday Firsts and have fun this weekend!!!

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  13. 2 cups of cream! Holy cow, this must be good! It DOES look like a great comfort casserole, thanks!!

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