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Cordon Bleu Appetizers

“Looking for a cheesy snack with mass appeal? Adults and kids alike love these satisfying appetizers!” —Susan Mello, Jackson Heights, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives, divided
  • 18 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Beat cream cheese and mustard until smooth. Stir in Swiss cheese, ham and 1/4 cup chives. Spread about 1 tablespoon mixture over each bread slice; place in a 15x10x1-in. pan.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining chives.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 85 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • KarenKeefe
    Jul 1, 2018

    The reviews are correct - this appetizer is amazing!

  • buffetfan
    Apr 29, 2017

    What a delicious appetizer. I used leftover ham from Easter. I was excited to use chives from my garden too! As another reviewer used a baguette, I would have like to also but it was not available the day I was at the store. I went with the French bread and wound up cutting each slice in half for a more manageable appetizer. The texture is perfect and everyone loved the subtle mustard taste. I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect.

  • HBcook
    Jun 24, 2012

    These are so good!! and really simple to make. I used a baguette so they were small if you use French bread they'd be a meal. I used reduced fat cream cheese.

    Feb 16, 2012

    I have made this recipe for a few years now and it is amazing!! We do alot of entertaining and football parties and I always double the recipe and I never have leftovers. If you want to make a filling appitizer that everyone will like, this is the one, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!!

  • janeirv
    Jan 15, 2012

    These are Very good! A Big hit!

  • danielleyates
    Apr 22, 2011

    I made this recipe for my sisters bridal shower, everyone loved it!! I ended up running out...nothing better than seeing a plate full of just crumbs!! =)

  • Desire_WV
    Jan 9, 2011

    I made this thought it was ok. Made it agin with twice the amount of cream cheese and added a little cooked chicken made it better I might make them only if I already had everthing.

  • jeanne gerg
    Oct 17, 2010

    I added 5 thin slices of dried beef (from a jar) that I had diced. It gave it the zip and salt it needed without being too salty. I also added a teaspoon of dill weed for flavor. Great!

  • corkidecat
    Jun 15, 2010

    It's a keeper. Thank you for sharing

  • bameiboo
    Mar 26, 2010

    These are the best little snacks ever! I used a bagette bread so they were small but so good. I ate them all before the night was done. I did broil mine after baking so everything melted and got alittle crispy. I had left over topping so the next day I made more for lunch.