Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake

This cordon bleu-inspired creamy pasta bake is an instant family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, ham, pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bowtie pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half and half OR heavy cream
  • 4 slices swiss cheese, (or grated)
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese (shaved or grated), divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3-4 thick slices of ham, chopped into 1 inch squares
  • 2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken would work fine)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (Italian seasoned OR plain + 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning)

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add flour and stir until it clumps up.
  • Gradually whisk in half and half (or heavy cream) 1/2 cup at a time until all milk is incorporated and mixture is smooth.
  • Add swiss cheese, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, onion powder, salt, pepper, and dijon mustard. Stir until smooth.
  • In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, chopped chicken, chopped ham, and the sauce. Mix until well combined. Transfer mixture to a casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
  • Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until breadcrumbs are browned. Serve warm.