Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

Last week, I had one of my punks home for Thanksgiving.  He is the oldest by five minutes.  He makes a great only child.  He never complains, goes with the flow, helps in the kitchen, is better in the kitchen than I am, and even cleans up the kitchen! I tried to convince him to move back home and actually move back into his old bedroom, but he didn’t think that would be a good idea.  Imagine that!  I prepared this Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta for his first night at home.  He texted me for the recipe and I told him it was going to be on the blog.  So apparently,  this dish is a pleaser.   One thing I forgot to do was add the Panko Crumbs on top.  I was so excited when he walked through the door that I just shoved the dish into the oven.  Add the Panko, don’t be like me.  It gives it just a little texture and crunch.  Oh we still ate the pasta, we weren’t going to let a little absence of Panko crumbs stop us from cramming our face full of this creamy wonderful bit of happiness.  But next time, I will add the crunch and we will stuff our faces even faster, wait, I don’t think that is possible.  Enjoy!!

A delicious little pasta dish that packs everything it can into to bring some happiness into your mouth. Your welcome.
A delicious little pasta dish that packs everything it can into it to bring some happiness into your mouth. You’re welcome.
Don't be like me, add the Panko, remember the Panko, go with the Panko, put Panko on your grocery list. I hope you listened to me.
Don’t be like me, add the Panko, remember the Panko, go with the Panko, put Panko on your grocery list. I hope you listened to me.

Let this be a new friend on your table soon!

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Enjoy!!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
Pasta, chicken, ham, and a creamy cheese sauce.
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Ingredients
  1. 12 oz. penne pasta
  2. 2 cups heavy cream
  3. 8 oz. cream cheese
  4. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  5. 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  7. 1 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
  8. 2 chicken breasts
  9. 3/4 cup diced ham
  10. Panko crumbs
  11. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta and drain.
  3. In a medium pot over medium low heat, heat cream cheese until melted.
  4. Add heavy cream and stir until combined and smooth.
  5. Add Dijon mustard and stir to combine.
  6. Add onion powder and garlic salt and stir to combine to cream mixture.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Stir in 1 cup of cheese until melted and smooth.
  9. In a greased 13 x 9 baking dish, layer: pasta, chicken and ham.
  10. Pour sauce over top.
  11. Sprinkle remaining cheese and Panko crumbs over top of dish.
  12. Bake on middle shelf, 25-30 minutes or until heated throughout.
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