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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
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.