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


  • 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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon
  • 3/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 826 calories, 56g fat (33g saturated fat), 249mg cholesterol, 1093mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 47g protein.


  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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skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 266166
Reviewed May. 21, 2017

"Great and very easy recipe. A real comfort food, kind of dish. Followed the recipe to the letter and wouldn't go back to tweek anything."

Calarkie User ID: 9159019 265466
Reviewed May. 3, 2017

"This recipe was horrible. It was too thick, dry, not much flavor and just blah! I threw out the entire pan, and yes, I followed the recipe. I don't understand all the great reviews."

Jennifer User ID: 9127404 264236
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"SO GOOD!!! I didn't even add the ham, but it was still a 5 star recipe! I used 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 cup half & half!"

juliekimm User ID: 5798000 254193
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"This was wonderful! I only changed it up by using light cream cheese and half and half because that's what I had. Entire family of including picky children ate it right up!"

Shaun User ID: 8167859 253775
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"This looks and sounds delicious!!! We are watching our carbs, so I think I'm going to make this this weekend but use zucchini noodles instead of pasta...cannot wait to try this!!!!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 249973
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2016

"I LOVED this recipe. I used half and half cream and for the chicken, I'd used the cooked, sliced chicken from our supermarket salad bar, along with cooked and crumbled bacon from the salad bar. I'd used Black Forest sliced cooked ham, cut in cubes. I used Italian-style bread crumbs. This dish was SO TASTY! Thank you, Nikki Barton, for your recipe!


vermontmaple User ID: 4923932 247307
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!!!"

glitterchatter User ID: 2651232 245169
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."

msmira User ID: 7366359 244916
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."

habenaroman User ID: 7905288 240397
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

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

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