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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 breasts
  • 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, 1093 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.
  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. Drain pasta; stir in chicken, bacon and ham. Add sauce; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and the 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

Full-Bodied White Wine

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


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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"My 13 and 16 year old children are always thrilled when I make this. The best thing about this recipe is that you can tailor it to what your own family likes. I add more bacon and less ham because that is what I've found they like.

I've done a few versions of the chicken. I've used rotisserie chicken, baked chicken and most recently, I put a few pieces of chicken in a crockpot and shredded it when it was done.
I love to use the little shells with this recipe. In a pinch I've used elbows which works too. A certain HIT in our home. Thanks to whomever submitted it!!!"

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"Big hit with my family! I used 1% milk instead of heavy whip. Family agreed it would have been good with some diced green peppers."

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"My family & I thought this turned out really tasty. I added more breadcrumbs on top & we really enjoyed it. It was something different & I will be making it again. I think it's my husband's new favorite meal now."

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Very good. Even without the bacon it's great."

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"Great recipe and very flavorful. My husband loved it!"

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