Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is an easy, comfort food dish that’s sure to please! Recipe includes make-ahead freezer meal directions.
This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a make-ahead, freezer-friendly casserole. If you like to get an extra meal out of your efforts, then these two-for-one casseroles are the way to go.
This casserole is also a great way to use up leftover ham or chicken. So, it’s a delicious way to re-purpose leftover Easter or Christmas ham into an entirely new meal.
How To Make Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
In a large pot, whisk milk and flour together. Cook, whisking regularly, until thickened.
Remove from heat and whisk in Swiss and Parmesan cheese until melted and well-blended.
Pour cheese sauce over the pasta. Stir in ham and cooked chicken.
Pour the pasta mixture into a casserole dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake until hot and bubbly, about 15-20 minutes.
Tips For Freezing (Make-Ahead Directions)
- I buy the disposable aluminum pans for the casserole that is going to go into the freezer because I don’t want all of my pans and dishes to end up in the freezer, and they seem to work well for the freezer casseroles.
- Be sure to let the casserole come to room temperature before freezing.
- I wrap the casserole in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil. This helps to keep the casserole fresh in the freezer.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- 4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 8 ounces Swiss cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 12 ounce package dried shaped pasta - like penne
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cooked chicken cubed
- 2 cups cooked ham cubed
- 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs Panko or traditional
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 9x9-inch casserole dishes or a 9x13 baking dish if making one casserole.
- Cook pasta to almost al dente, about 1-2 minutes less than al dente if freezing or to al dente if not.
- Drain and set aside.
- In a large pot whisk together milk and flour until smooth.
- Heat over medium-low heat until thickened, whisking regularly.
- Remove from heat, and whisk in Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese blend until smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add pasta to baking dish(es).
- Pour cheese sauce over pasta.
- Top with chicken and ham.
- Sprinkle bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese over the top.
- Bake casserole for 15 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
- Let come to room temperature.
- Cover pan tightly with plastic wrap and then foil.
- When ready to use, thaw in fridge overnight.
- Uncover, and bake at 350F for about 20-30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
- Nutrition facts are estimated.
Originally published 3/6/12. Updated with new photos 12/26/19.
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