Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing Plated with Chives

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing

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Budget friendly at $2.50 a serving. Enjoy this make ahead Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing that incorporates a wonderful Maple Glaze Honey Ham topped with an Herb Seasoned Bread Dressing! The flavors blend together making it hard to put down the fork! And if your preference is low-carb, just eliminate the dressing! I fell in love with Chicken Cordon Bleu with its beautiful presentation and creamy sauce at a high-end restaurant. Unfortunately I do not always have the time to make it proper.

This creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a wonderful alternative that you can enjoy in under an hours time. The best part is you bake a casserole for tonight’s dinner and freeze one for later! We include step by step instructions on how to make this easy comfort food. This recipe makes two casseroles. If freezing both casseroles it takes about 20-minutes to assemble. You bake when ready to serve. Consider this recipe to stock up your freezer with make ahead meals!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing Plated with Chives
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing Plated with Chives

What is Chicken Cordon Bleu?

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a beautiful dish of a rolled and breaded Chicken with a delicious sauce! It consists of a piece of Chicken pounded thin wrapped around a thin slice of Smoked Ham, Swiss Cheese, and then breaded. It can be pan-fried, baked or deep-fried for a nice crunchy breading. A wonderful sauce compliments this dish with heavy cream or white wine. One cut into a Chicken Cordon Bleu reveals the different layers of ingredients with cheese oozing out surrounded by a creamy sauce. The below picture is courtesy of Betty Crocker. They have a traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe. Doesn’t it look fabulous!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Betty Crocker
Chicken Cordon Bleu – Courtesy Betty Crocker

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

The casserole version considers the layering technique of Chicken Cordon Bleu by selecting complementary ingredients. Be sure to obtain the best ingredients and you will be rewarded with a ton of flavor! The below picture shows the layers once the casserole has been cooked and chilled in the refrigerator. Once heated, it resembles the traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu in its rolled and breaded state.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

Begin with the Herb Seasoned Bread Dressing on the stovetop. Select a version of dressing or stuffing that you enjoy. Once cooked, let the dressing cool making it easier to spread on the casseroles. While the dressing is cooking start the cream sauce. Add the Cream of Chicken Soup into a bowl and whisk until smooth. Slowly add the Milk, whisking until smooth. Once it is incorporated whisk in the Smoked Paprika and Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese providing a rich flavor to the cream sauce. Mixing the cream sauce in a large measuring cup is helpful when dividing the sauce across the two casseroles.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Cream Sauce

Spray two 9×12 casserole dishes with non-stick spray. In order to mimic a gourmet Chicken Cordon Bleu, start with placing the chicken in the casserole dishes covering the bottom. Next layer the Maple Glaze Honey Ham on top of the chicken. It is important to select a good quality ham that will introduce additional flavor to the casserole. My preference is a wafer thin sliced ham from both a flavor perspective and to make it easier to eat. I like to chop it into bite size pieces for easier serving. Top with Shredded Swiss Cheese to evenly melt or you could use Sliced Swiss Cheese.

Add the cream sauce evenly over both casseroles. If you find there are small sections of the casserole without sauce, add a little milk to your bowl picking up any remaining sauce to then cover those areas. Spread the cooked Herb Bread Dressing across both casseroles and add the additional toppings. I add dried Basil since it has a nice bright flavor, dried Chives provides a touch of onion and the Cheddar Cheese brings in an ingredient from the Cream Sauce. The flavors all blend together providing a delicious meal!

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30-minutes or until heated through. The resulting casserole is similar to the rolled version of Chicken Cordon Bleu with its layers, creamy sauce, and bread dressing toasted to a crunch! An absolutely delicious meal that is super easy to make!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing

Enjoy your Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole! It is fork tender with all the yummy ingredients melted together. The Herb Dressing adds a wonderful layer of flavor!

Freezer Meals

Do not bake the casseroles that you wish to freeze. After the casseroles are assembled, cover with heavy aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to enjoy, partially thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 375 or 400°. Bake, covered, until heated through and a thermometer inserted in the center reads 165°, about 30 to 45 minutes. If desired, uncover and bake until cheese is melted. The total bake time depends upon the frozen state of the casserole and the oven temperature.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Ritz Cracker Topping

We love Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with a herb dressing. However, there are other options that are also delicious. Ritz Crackers is an option to replace the breading. Use two sleeves of Ritz crackers and 4 to 6 tablespoons of melted butter. Place Ritz Crackers in a food processor until finely chopped. Slowly add the melted butter until desired consistency. Divide the topping across the two casseroles.

Budget Friendly Meal

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a budget friendly meal. With a little planning, you can purchase some of the ingredients on sale to keep your pantry ready to make this make ahead meal. When ready to make the meal, just purchase the perishables and assemble your casseroles. On average a serving costs us $2.50. Your average cost could be different depending upon price of ingredients in your area.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing Plated with Chives

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing

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A delicious and easy to make Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing that incorporates a wonderful Maple Glaze Honey Ham topped with an Herb Seasoned Bread Dressing! If your preference is low-carb, just eliminate the dressing!
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Course: Casserole, Dinner, Make Ahead Meals
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
servings
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Bernice
Cost: $2.50 a serving

Equipment

  • Cutting board and knife
  • Large saucepan
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Two 13×9 inch baking pans

Ingredients

Herb Seasoned Bread Dressing Ingredients

  • 12 oz Herb Seasoned Bread Dressing
  • 5 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock low sodium

Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (10 ¾ ounce cans)
  • 2 cups Milk 2%
  • 1 cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

Casserole Ingredients

  • 8 cups Rotisserie Chicken Cubed or Shredded
  • 1 pound Maple Glaze Honey Ham wafer thin and cut into strips
  • 1 ½ cups Swiss Cheese Shredded

Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • Dried Chives
  • Dried Basil

Instructions

Herb Seasoned Bread Dressing Preparation

  • In a large saucepan, prepare the Herb Seasoned Bread Dressing by combining the Chicken Stock and Butter and bring to a boil.
  • Mix in stuffing, cover and cook based upon the directions on the box.
  • Once cooked, take the saucepan off the burner and let the dressing cool.

Cream Sauce Preparation

  • In a large bowl, add the Cream of Chicken Soup and whisk until smooth.
  • Slowly add the milk, whisking until smooth.
  • Whisk in the Smoked Paprika and stir in the Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

Casserole Preparation

  • Cube the chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Chop the ham into bite size pieces.
  • Spray two 13×9 inch baking pans with non-stick spray.
  • Divide the cubed chicken between the two baking pans.
  • Layer the chopped Maple Glaze Honey Ham evenly on top of the chicken.
  • Divide the Swiss Cheese across both casseroles.
  • Divide the Cream Sauce mixture evenly across both casseroles.
  • Spread the cooked bread dressing evenly over the two casseroles.
  • Top each casserole with ¼ cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Basil, and Chives.

Eat One Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Cover the casserole and bake for 30-minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • If desired bake for a few minutes uncovered to brown the Herb Breading and finish melting the cheese.

Freezer Preparation

  • Tightly cover and freeze the unbaked casserole.
  • The night before remove the casserole out of the freezer to thaw in the refrigerator.
  • Remove from refrigerator while the oven is preheating.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. If the casserole is still frozen you may want to bake at 400°. The temperature and time to bake is a judgement call.
  • Bake covered until heated through, about 30 to 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • If desired bake for a few minutes uncovered to brown the Herb Breading and finish melting the cheese.

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate based upon the ingredients selected and serving size.
Helpful Tips
  1. You can substitute your favorite style of ham. 
  2. Instead of Smoked Paprika I like to use Pampered Chefs Smoky Applewood Rub
Budget Friendly Tip
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a budget friendly meal. With a little planning, you can purchase some of the ingredients on sale to keep your pantry ready for this make ahead meal. When ready to make the meal, just purchase the perishables and assemble your casseroles. On average a serving costs us $2.50.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Stuffing
Amount Per Serving (16 g)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 809mg35%
Potassium 353mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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41 comments

    1. Thank you for visiting! It is a wonderful dish that is so easy to make! I hope you enjoy it and come back again to visit us at Supper Plate! 🙂

  1. This looks and sounds so tasty and will definitely give it a try. I thought you had a Pinterest button here. Will I find this in your Pinterest profile?

    1. Thank you! It is super easy to make and is delicious. Yes, the recipe is on my Pinterest Casserole board. Also the Pinterest button is under the “Thank You For Sharing This Recipe”. It just above the “Like” button and just below the “Other Recipes That You May Enjoy”.

      1. I wish I could make the heading larger for the social media buttons. But it appears to come along with the theme. Maybe one day I will go self-hosted. 🙂

      2. It sure is! This is my second blog and once I starting learning about SEO my whole blogging strategy has changed. And I am still making changes to my earlier Supper Plate recipes. 💕

      3. Thanks for letting me know! Maybe I will delete and re-add the social media options. I am glad you were able to pin it through Pinterest. 🙂

    1. I am glad you enjoy the recipe! Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of the best dishes ever! But I am not real good with pounding the chicken thin, rolling, breading and making it look nice. But a casserole I can make. 🙂

    1. It is delicious! Plus I made two casseroles and typically freeze one of them. They are so easy and quick to make. I hope you try it one day. 🙂

    1. Thank you! It is so easy to make and is delicious! Plus I always make two so I can freeze one for later. I do hope you enjoy it! Let me know. 🙂

  2. That look so good!
    You put so much into your posts – the details are special – the layout great! Even though I cannot ever attempt to make or eat some of the creations you make, it’s still a pleasure visiting and feasting with the eyes!!
    👍😉👍

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