Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 3 cups uncooked penne pasta
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed
- 1-1/2 cups 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
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 826 calories, 56g fat (33g saturated fat), 249mg cholesterol, 1093mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 47g protein.
Nov 25, 2019
I am hoping someone reads this and can answer a question for me. Do you think this recipe would work if it were tossed like a pasta dish with a pasta sauce, rather than baked like a casserole? (My review is based on what I've read; I have yet to make the dish. I only rated it so I could present this question.)
Nov 18, 2019
A tad dry so next time I will up the milk and maybe make a white sauce to accommodate. I also added frozen green peas just to add color.
May 26, 2019
Live this recipe! My kids love it too. There's never any leftovers.
Mar 29, 2019
I love this! Does it work well as a freezer meal?
Oct 18, 2018
This recipe is definitely terrific...gave it only four stars just because of the calorie count....but it tastes great. I have been making it since I first found it on Taste of Home and now everyone asks for it whenever we have a potluck event. Instead of baking it in the oven, I put it in a crock pot on low and it turns out great. Thanks for another terrific recipe.
Jan 18, 2018
This was the perfect recipe to use a bunch of leftovers. I didn’t have heavy cream so used half and half and milk instead and it came out great.
Jan 9, 2018
Great recipe! Followed the recipe exactly except for omitting the ham and my kids love it! Very easy to make.
Jan 5, 2018
Tried it with more bacon suggestion. Hard to go wrong with cheese and bacon. Hit with family, only down side it is high in calories but so is ice-cream and fudge sauce so we ate it slowly and enjoyed each bite.
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.
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.