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Cordon Bleu Appetizers Recipe

Cordon Bleu Appetizers Recipe

“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. YIELD:18 servings


  • 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)


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Bake until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining chives. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 85 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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buffetfan User ID: 4035139 265292
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2966570 208638
Reviewed 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."

LYDAFUR User ID: 4639754 148527
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3750102 148184
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"These are Very good! A Big hit!"

danielleyates User ID: 5946533 163096
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5744803 101943
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5522657 67276
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3348950 101941
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"It's a keeper. Thank you for sharing"

bameiboo User ID: 2470958 162950
Reviewed 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."

srenodin User ID: 3893410 148183
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"where is the chicken??"

Catering User ID: 387555 148181
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"I cook almost weekly for other people so I'm lways looking for new and delicious recipes. This recipe is absolutely delicious! As suggested by another cook, I used 1/4 cup of mayo. This makes the mix easier to spread on the bread. Also, I used French baguette slices which are the perfect size for an appetizer. This recipe is a keeper!"

Hollie Prather User ID: 3725127 168607
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"Made these several times for bridal showers. Everyone went on about them. I used rolls sliced down and I use cheddar cheese instead of swiss. If I haven't any dijon mustard, I use spicy mustard and mayo"

judithpete User ID: 171451 148180
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I have made these for different groups of people everyone loved them and asked for the recipe. I had extra spread, so I used some baked Pillsbury Hungry Jack biscuits, that I had been using for another appetizer I was making, in place of the French bread. It was also very good and it was decided that we preferred the biscuits if being used for a breakfast/brunch, and the French bread if being used in the afternoon/evening."

gtrobinsons User ID: 1042972 163005
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"My family and friends love this recipe!"

TRathbun03 User ID: 3713938 75817
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"Excellent! Everytime I make these for new people they rave about them!"

86county User ID: 2212728 95475
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"I used this recipe as a hot dip with baguette bread slices and it went over really well."

misscleocat User ID: 257578 168606
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"re: Cordon Bleu Appetizers

Thanks for the previous comments because I knew what to do from them. To add more zip I used a combination of spicey brown mustard & Horshradish mustard..also I used more than a tsp of this..more like a tbsp & 1/2. They do take longer to bake then suggested so just keep that in mind.
I served them to my co-workers with rave reviews & will certainly make them again!!"

SidsMama User ID: 3934933 162805
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2009

"I love this recipe and have made it twice now with good reviews from family members. The 2nd time I added the mayo as suggested above and they were even better. I definitely will make these again."

mojoquilter User ID: 1079799 148440
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2009

"We did not think they were that tasty. I cooked them longer than the recipe said to get the cheese to melt. I think they need more zip also"

daduk User ID: 1648289 94622
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2009

"I made this yesterday and I everyone really like them. What a great idea! I think the only change I will do is to add 1/4 cup mayo to add a little zip to it. Will definitely make again."

PamsMakingMemories User ID: 3722929 117641
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2009


fireweezie User ID: 3396647 67275
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"This is such an easy appetizer - A real keeper - thank you"

pack1966 User ID: 1417361 162948
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"The first time I followed instructions and loved the flavors. The second time, I omitted bread, doubled all the other ingredients, plus an additional tbsp. of dijon mustard, then added a box of cooked macaroni (plus about 1/2 cup of pasta water). Made a great casserole. These flavors are really tasty together."

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