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Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake

Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake is rich & creamy. Made with chicken, Swiss cheese & ham. It will be your new favorite way to eat Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Calories: 516kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound rigatoni pasta you can use any pasta you desire, boiled to al dente and drained
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 14.5 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 1/2 lb. chicken breast
  • 1/2 lb. pre-cooked ham steak cubed
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup Swiss cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350. Spray baking dish; square 8x8 or oval dish, with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed and drain.
  • Cook chicken, I like to grill it or sauté it in a pan, with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper, sear until both sides are a crisp golden brown, and middle is cooked 5-7 minutes.
  • In a large pot, preferably the one you used to boil your noodles. Melt butter over medium heat, add garlic and shallot, cook for a few minutes until tender, then stir in the flour. Let it simmer for a few minutes, then gradually stir in broth. 
  • Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in half-and-half, cheese, Dijon mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add in chicken and ham steak.
  • Add pasta to chicken mixture; toss gently to mix well. Spoon into baking dish. Top with a 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until hot in the center.

Notes

Adapted from my Chicken Fettuccine Bake, idea of adding Dijon mustard from Allrecipes

Nutrition

Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 1067mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 1.9mg