Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pasta Cordon Bleu

Another pasta dish to make a happy hubby!  I found 
this recipe on With a Cherry on Top  and I knew he would love it.

I bought a half pound of ham at the deli, it was on sale so you know that made me very happy. I had heavy cream leftover from the Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. Recipe called for a cup and a half of milk and I diluted the cream with water to make up the amount needed. It made the dish extra creamy and rich.


1 lb. Pasta ( used penne)
1 cup Chicken Breasts, cooked and cubed
1 cup Ham, cooked and cubed ( cut up 1/2 pound of deli ham)
1 1/2 cups Milk ( used cream diluted with water) *
8 oz. Cream Cheese
2 Tbsp. Dried Minced Onion ( Used half of a red onion and sauteed in 1 tablespoon of butter)
2 cups Swiss Cheese, shredded
1 cup Panko Crumbs
1/2 cup Butter, melted


In a large pot  bring water to a boil over med-high heat. Salt it and add the pasta; cook until al dente (about 10 minutes). 

 Drain and return to the pot then add the chicken and ham. Toss to combine. Preheat the broiler.

 In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cream cheese and minced onion over low-medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until it becomes a smooth texture. Stir into the pasta mixture. Stir in the Swiss cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer pasta to a baking dish and top with the Panko crumbs. 

Pour melted butter over crumbs and broil until browned (about 3 minutes). Watch you don't want it to burn.


  1. Oh my gosh I think someone created this recipe just for me......Heavy cream, chicken, cream cheese and swiss cheese. What is not to love?? So anxious to try this.

    1. Diane- you are gonna love this! Come back and let me know if you make it ok?

  2. Bob would love this too. He's more of a Chicken Cordon Bleu fan than I am. I have NO doubt Gabe had a BIG smile on his face when he saw this serving dish on the table. :)

    1. Carol- you know my Gabe, loves his pasta!

  3. I'm so happy you put a smile on Gabe. I have to pass on it . It does look good to.

    1. It sure did Dottie and Max liked it too!

  4. Yummy, I am glad that I didn't see this earlier.....I would have been drooling all day. Now this is my kind of dish. Gabe must have been in his glory when he saw this on the table. Wish I was at your house to eat it with you. It seems like it would be very rich, but yum.......Gonna save this one.

    1. I wish you were too! There is always room for you.

  5. Oh yeah, Gabe may of been very happy with his pasta. I love pasta & have this one saved. Thanks Linda. I like the idea of using cream too.

  6. This sounds really yummy and I love cordon bleu!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Starting this week, we will no longer be visiting you, instead we will be pinning each and every link. We want to give you more exposure! Hope to see you again this week!!

  7. I'll see you again at the party!