Cordon Bleu Casserole
I made this as a way to use up some leftover ham, and I think we’ll be using it for a long time! Its super easy, especially with leftover ham and canned chicken. You could also easily use deli ham and just tear or cut into chunks for this.
The first thing you need to do is make your pasta as you normally would. Drain it, then put it in a large bowl. While you’re doing this, preheat your oven to 350.
I put the cream cheese, milk, mustard, and seasonings into a saucepan on medium heat and stirred until everything was melted together. I then stirred in the shredded cheese.
Open the chicken and drain, then put into the bowl with the pasta and break up the chunks a bit. Add your ham. I stirred this around a bit to mix things together, then poured on my sauce mixture. Mix everything together well, then pour into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. I used a deep one that was about 9″ round, but you can easily use a 9×13 pan.
Put your panko in a bowl, drizzle with the olive oil, and add a little more season salt and onion powder if you want. Mix it up until you’ve gotten the oil well incorporated, then sprinkle over the mixture. Feel free to double the amounts for this if you want extra crunch. (I love the crunchy part, myself.)
Bake in the oven for around 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and enjoy!
- 4 oz cream cheese (half a block)
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 cup diced ham (add more if you like)
- 1 can canned chicken in water – large can
- 2/3 cup cream
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp season salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 3 cup cooked pasta
- 1 cup panko or bread crumbs
- 1-2 tsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
Prepare pasta and drain. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
While prepping pasta, add milk, cream cheese, and seasonings to a saucepan on medium heat. Stir frequently and cook until all ingredients are melted together. Add shredded cheese and stir.
Drain chicken and break into chunks. Add to pasta bowl. Cut ham into chunks and add as well.
Pour sauce mixture over pasta and meat. Mix until combined. Pour into prepared pan.
In a small bowl, mix panko and oil together until incorporated. Sprinkle over the pan evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown.