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Cordon Bleu Casserole

I often roast a turkey just to have leftovers for this creamy casserole. It makes for a pretty presentation at potluck dinners.—Joyce Paul, Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook ham until browned, 4-5 minutes; drain and pat dry. In a greased 2-qt. baking dish, layer the turkey, cheese and ham; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, mustard and nutmeg until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour over ham.
  • Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until golden brown and bubbly, 25-30 minutes.
Editor's Note
To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 572 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 200mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 49g protein.
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  • daleylb
    Jan 19, 2020

    delicious. and easy to do!

  • ivetta
    Jan 12, 2020

    Great recipe. One thing I do is add about 1/4 cup white wine to the sauce to give it a more authentic cordon bleu flavor. Yummy!

  • ms11145
    Mar 19, 2018

    Great way to use up leftover chicken/and or ham.

  • geipa
    Sep 27, 2017

    Really great recipe.and make it often. I use chicken and ham and less breadcrumbs. My family loves this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  • kaly_ab
    Aug 3, 2016

    This is a winner! I love everything about this dish. It is quick to put together and has amazing flavor! Highly recommend it.

  • crocheter8
    Feb 19, 2016

    Easy to make.

  • oreo95
    Mar 29, 2015

    Made this last night. Yummy! Made it with cooked chicken, but other than that exactly as instructed. May cut amount of onion, some bites a little overpowering. Definitely a keeper & comfort food on a rainy/snowy night.

  • peacharmadillo
    Jan 1, 2015

    The dish is a keeper. We substituted turkey in the recipe and enjoyed it. The breadcrumbs were yummy. My one qualm was the onion really overpowered it. We'll cut that in half next time and enjoy it more.

  • homemadewithlove
    Oct 30, 2014

    I also used chicken instead of turkey and thought the flavor was wonderful but thought it needed rice or pasta.

  • Pinstripes
    May 29, 2011

    Yum! Will definitely make again. Tasted a lot like a pot pie... may try adding in veggies.