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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Recipe
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Recipe

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Facebook fans of my blog, Chef in Training, inspired me to make this creamy pasta casserole out of ingredients I had on hand. Success! I took the dish for another flavorful spin and added a bit of smoky bacon and toasted bread crumbs. —Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups sliced cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 3/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 826 calories, 56 g fat (33 g saturated fat), 249 mg cholesterol, 1,093 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 47 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat cream and cream cheese over medium heat until smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 cup Swiss cheese, onion powder, garlic salt and pepper until blended.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken, bacon, ham and pasta. Add sauce; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, 18-22 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta in Taste of Home September/October 2013, pjls

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 826 calories, 56 g fat (33 g saturated fat), 249 mg cholesterol, 1,093 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 47 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta(32)

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

I really liked this and so easy! Husband did not care for the stuffing thought it might be better with out.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

Great recipe! The family loved it. Next time I will double the sauce.

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

This is a great recipe. Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of my favorite ways to have chicken. This recipe brings all those great flavors to a simple, easy weeknight pasta dinner. It is super easy to make this head and freeze and serve later. This is also almost more amazing as leftovers. Just a great recipe that I'll be keeping around for a long while.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

Although I am a vegetarian, I did taste the sauce and it was good after I added some Mrs. Lawry's No salt. I felt it needed an extra something. Rest of family really liked this recipe. Instead of onion powder, I sauted onions as my family likes onion and I don't keep onion powder on my shelf. I'd rather use the real thing. I also mixed the dry bread crumbs with melted butter. I will be making this again.

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

Phenomenal and EASY!!! The leftovers were even fought over..... SO good!

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