Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

Sometimes we are all in need of a little inspiration when it comes to dinners.  Last week, I posted on my Facebook Page, that I had chicken but was wondering what to make with it.  Several of you gave amazing ideas and one of them in particular popped out at me… Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta!  Only, I didn’t have a recipe to go off of, so I created one and it was DELICIOUS!  I HIGHLY recommend this dinner!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

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By Chef in Training June 25, 2012

  • Cook: 15 mins

A fun twist on a classic recipe! This is a recipe the entire family will enjoy!

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to its package's directions. Drain. I always add a little olive oil after I drain it and stir in around so the pasta noodles don't stick together or the pot.
  2. Heat cream cheese on stove over medium low heat until melted. Stir in heavy cream. Stir until completely combined. Add onion powder and garlic salt until it tastes how you would like it to. Stir 1 cup of cheese until smooth consistency.
  3. In a 9x13, layer noodles, chicken, bacon and ham. Pour sauce over top. Sprinkle top with 1/2 cup cheese and bread crumbs.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until heated through.

Enjoy!

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  1. 1

    This looks so amazing! I am going to try this soon. Great picture!

  2. 2

    Yumm!!! I want this!

  3. 3
    Patti M says:

    How much heavy cream? The ingredients list is not showing it… Love all of your recipes!

    • 4
      Chef in Training says:

      Sorry about that. It is 2 cups of heavy cream. Thanks for catching that, I added it to the ingredient list now :)

  4. 5
    Caroline B says:

    You say in directions to add heavy whipping bream, but it’s not listed on your ingredients. How much? Please advise.

    • 6
      Chef in Training says:

      Sorry about that. It is 2 cups of heavy cream. I added it to the ingredient list now :)

  5. 7
    Brenda B. says:

    I bet this would be great with ham also!! Thanks for the recipe, going to try it for dinner tonight!

    • 8
      Brenda B. says:

      Whoops, guess I should have read the recipe completely before commenting–it does call for ham!! Sorry about that..

  6. 9

    Do you cook the pasta first?

    • 10
      Chef in Training says:

      Yes you do. Sorry the new recipe plug-in for WordPress sometimes disappears or makes ingredients/directions disappear. I added it back in. Thank you for catching that. Have a great day :)

  7. 11
    SARAH ONEAL says:

    Do you cook the pasta first?

  8. 12
    SARAH ONEAL says:

    Never mind! I had scrolled past the first direction – sorry! Looks fabulous, making it tonight for my fam.

  9. 13

    Now this is just the sort of thing I would love to do. I would never have thought of mixing cream cheese and cream.
    Have a lovely week.

  10. 14

    Ever since my first visit to your blog, when you’d posted the Oreo Fluff recipe (which I made, and which my husband and son DEVOURED), I’ve learned to grab a napkin before my next visit because I’m guaranteed to drool over your recipes. This one is no exception. It looks amazing! Going to give it a try later this week. Thanks!

  11. 15

    I nominated your for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks for all your fabulous posts!

  12. 16

    This is a must make dinner for sure! Pinning so I can’t ever forget the yumminess:-)

  13. 17
    Karen R says:

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out!

  14. 18
    priscilla king-floyd says:

    gonna make this tomorrow-looks yummy!

  15. 19

    Wow, this does look really good! Do you know if it is still good if you leave out the ham? I think my husband would love the entire recipe if I could leave it out (spoiled husband).

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  16. 20

    Looks amazing, and so perfect for dinner time. Who doesn’t like pasta, and this is terrific, great combination of ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

  17. 21

    Approximately how many strips of bacon should I fry to make 3/4 cup? Thanks!

  18. 23
    Katie Mahoney says:

    Hi, this looks awesome! Do you think you could substitute Greek yogurt for the cream or some of the cream? Looks a bit decadent but I wondered what you thought about this substitution. Thanks!

  19. 24

    Hello, This recipe looks amazing. Thank you for sharing. I have one or two pasta salads that I make; I am getting bored of both.

    It’s great to meet other Foodies. I chronicle my adventures at http://www.hometownslop.blogspot.com.

    Sincerely,

    Jeff David

  20. 25

    I tried this the night before last but used veggie pasta, 1/3 less fat cream cheese and fat free half and half. It was amazing! Thank you so much for posting!

  21. 26

    Yum!

  22. 27
    Jessica says:

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!!

  23. 28
    Elizabeth says:

    Hi Nicky, I’ve been reading your blog every day for ages, and have made quite a few things, but have always been too shy to comment before! But I couldn’t not comment on this, it was totally amazing! I didn’t even have chicken, so left it out, and it was still totally gorgeous. Thank you so much for all your recipes and inspiration, keep them coming!!
    Thanks again, Elizabeth

    • 29
      Elizabeth says:

      Oh I also meant to say I used milk instead of cream to try to be a bit healthy, and it was still yummy ;o)

  24. 30
    Anastasia H. says:

    This recipe sounds so delicious! I am excited to try it! For the bread crumbs… should I use dry bread crumbs or soft bread crumbs? Thanks!!

  25. 31
    Kaitlin says:

    My sister and I made this tonight and I have to tell you that it’s amazing!! It’s definitely going to be one of our go-to dishes from now on!!

  26. 32

    Hi Nikki!
    I just want to thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. I am featuring your dish on my blog today. Thank you again!!

  27. 33

    Tried this recipe today. Awesome!!

  28. 34

    Hi, you will have seen that the new Food on Friday ingredient is chicken. I noticed that you did this post on chicken which I think would be great linked in. We already have a collection of over 40 recipes which is wonderful. At the moment the Food on Friday edition with the most links is Beef with 73 – I get the feeling though that Chicken could become the new record holder!
    Have a great day and thank you for following Carole’s Chatter. It ‘s nice to have you along for my blogging journey.

  29. 35

    This sounds so good! But I was wondering what you think I could use instead of heavy cream. I have read that fat free half & half would work? Is that true or is there better suggestions?

  30. 36

    I made this for dinner tonight. It’s VERY tasty and VERY VERY rich. Thank you for the recipe, I will definitely be making this again. (0=

  31. 37
    Jack T. says:

    We had this last night, it was delicious. What’s the nutritional info for this recipe?

  32. 38
    Sarah Leigh says:

    Sounds absolutely yummy!

  33. 39

    I found this recipe through The Great Pinterest Hunt and I made it for my family last night. We all LOVED it!!!! By far the BEST Pinterest recipe I have found! I look forward to exploring more of your recipes. :-)
    Susan

  34. 40

    found you on pinterest and just made this tonight. YUM!! ALL 4 KIDS ATE!!!
    Thats an accomplishment! Thanks so much for sharing!

  35. 41
    Brittany says:

    I want to feed this a group of 11 adults and 3 children… Should I double it and make 2 pans, or would this be plenty? It looks fantastic, I can’t wait to try it!

  36. 42

    Just made this tonight….SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!

  37. 43

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!

  38. 44

    I found this on pinterest and made it the other night – my family loved it! I just posted it on my blog and linked back to you. Thanks so much for the recipe, it’s a keeper!

  39. 45

    Just made it. Soo delicious and I am soo full. Can’t wait for my 2yo son to try it. The only thing I added was a bit of dijon mustard.

  40. 46

    this sounds delish. Could you use yogurt instead of the heavy cream? Seems very rich, fattening and caloric and just wondering if that could be a substitution?

  41. 47
    Elizabeth B. says:

    I’d love to make this, but I’m not sure where to add the other 1 cup of shredded cheese. Please advise? Thanks!

  42. 48

    Just love this, had to add it to my websites sweetly approved Pinterest Board. Just so yummy! Recommending to all my followers! http://pinterest.com/pin/219620919299428602/

  43. 49

    I made lunch for 17 people this past week. I decided to try this recipe to make for the meal. Not only did my husband love it when I made it for practice, but everyone at the lunch loved it too! It is very easy to make and very flavorful.

  44. 51

    Just made this with some adjustments. I used skim milk instead of heavy cream and it worked perfectly. The cream cheese thickens the milk up great. I also only used 1/2 of a fat free Cream cheese block and melted it with 1/2 c onions. Plenty of flavor with my adjustments, just a bit healthier.

  45. 52

    I made this tonight, everyone loved it, thank you for sharing!!

  46. 53

    I made this tonight and HONESTLY it was probably my favorite meal. EVER. Thanks so much for the recipe! I did add a bit of paprika in the cheese sauce, but otherwise I made it exactly like yours! SO GOOD!

  47. 54
    Crystal Geslak says:

    Thank you! I will be making this next weekend for the family. Looks delicious.

  48. 55

    I just made this the other night, and let me say.. it was very tasty!! I didn’t have penne or ziti on hand, so just used what I had in my pantry (Radiatore) and pre-cooked chicken breasts over the weekend to use during the week for meals, making it a lot quicker to cook after work. Time saver of also using pre-packed ham cubes and bacon bits was helpful too. The sauce was very tasty and the meal came together well! Good as left overs too! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  49. 56
    Barbara Schulke says:

    Has anyone froze this recipe?

  50. 57

    This was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! One of (if not THE) best recipe from pinterest that we’ve tried!!

  51. 58
    Barbara Schulke says:

    Can this recipe be frozen?

  52. 59
    Lisa Saragosa says:

    Made this tonight, husbad and kids loved it..Husband said it was perfect! Followed the recipe to the tee!! Did add a little more bacon:) THANK YOU!! Will be making again!

  53. 60
    Sherry Lochner says:

    Ahhhh-mazing! Thank you for posting! I used 1 cup cream and 1 cup half-n-half. I also used butter crackers instead of bread crumbs on top.

  54. 61
    TerryFamilyMomma says:

    Has anyone frozen this meal? Tried it for the first time tonite and my husband was literally speechless! Sooooooooo good!

  55. 62

    What is the red stuff in the picture? Tomatoes or red peppers?

  56. 64

    Hey does anyone know how many calories per serving?

  57. 65

    Made this tonight for dinner. I paired it with sweet peas. It was delicious! Boyfriend went back for seconds. This is a keeper.

  58. 66

    Is that 2 whole chicken breasts (4 pieces) or 2 breast halves?

  59. 68

    This recipe was very good, but I found the method to not work for the recipe. My suggestion would be to make a white sauce with 3Tab butter…3Tab of flour 2-3 cups of milk or 1/2&1/2 . I prefered this the second day after I mixed it with this white sauce and adding additional 2cups of cheese to it.
    Its not that the recipe tasted bad…. its just the cheese isnt at all creamy like it is by the addition of a cheese sauce. I will make again..But I will use my gut knowing that I should have made the white sauce to begin with.

  60. 69
    Amber Crump says:

    Can this be frozen and re-heated?

  61. 70

    Hi. On this recipe does anyone know how many it feeds?

  62. 71

    I want to try this recipe but hate swiss cheese – what do you think a good alternative would be?

  63. 72
    Shirley Leyva says:

    You might also try it with a mix of swiss and gruyere cheeses. I am going to try this. My husband LOVES Chicken Cordon Blue. Might also mix some cheese with the breadcrumbs or use panko.

  64. 73
    Donna Graham says:

    Made this tonight my husband really liked it! I did not have any ham so left it out, it was still delicious! I did cut the recipe in half since it was just the two of us. Can’t wait to make this for family dinner!!! Yummy!!!!!

  65. 74
    Melanie Bainter says:

    I made this last night for my husband and one of his friends and they couldn’t stop saying how good it was the entire time they were eating. Even after, they kept saying Thank you for making dinner!! :) IT WAS SO GOOD! It was a little rich and I’d try using something a little different than the heavy cream next time just because I can’t bare looking at all the calories that’s in that little pint of goodness. And I’d use more chicken – just because I LOVE chicken in this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!

  66. 75

    How many people does this serve

  67. 76

    T H IS LOOKS SO GOOD!

  68. 77
    Sarah Doyle says:

    The only way this could be better, is if it were TOTALLY GUILT FREE! NO CALORIES! Wowzers, I ate way to much, lol! My 4 little boys enjoyed it as well, delish! Thank you!

  69. 78
    Christina says:

    Just made this… I halved the recipe (Since I was just cooking for lil’ ol me) and it came out PERFECTLY. It’s fantastic, a keeper for sure!

  70. 79

    I make this for my family all the time!!! We absolutely love it!!! Thanks for the recipe!! It’s fantastic!!!

  71. 80

    Made this last night for dinner – it was FANTASTIC!!! I used half & half instead of heavy cream to save a few calories, light cream cheese, used shell pasta and used only 1/2 cup Hormel bacon pieces (again to save a few calories and to simplify it a little!) – we LOVED it!! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

  72. 81

    Amazing!! To make a bit healthier I substituted Greek yogurt and milk for the heavy cream and it was awesome! Thanks!!

  73. 82

    Made this for dinner tonight 10.16.13 – was fabulous!! Everyone loved it!! Thanks for posting the recipe!!

  74. 83

    I just started cooking for my boyfriend and I’m always confused on what the side should be. Like to this meal, what would be a good side?

  75. 84

    I made this tonight and was SO EXCITED to eat it because it looked super good, but then I tried it….
    The swiss cheese, heavy cream, cream cheese sauce obviously didn’t turn out for me :-( It smells and tastes super nasty and maybe burnt? It didn’t look burnt when I was mixing/melting it. What did I do wrong? I’m super bummed because that was A LOT of food (pasta, chicken, bacon, etc) and would have fed us for a week! Plus it looked super delish! Any suggestions? I’m would like to try again as I’m sure it was operator error… but I want to know what I did wrong so I can fix it and not ruin another dish. Thanks…

  76. 85

    I made this for family Sunday dinner and it went over so well! Very filling and easy to do :)

  77. 86

    very good :)

  78. 87

    It looks like a great recipe to try! My boyfriend loves the original chicken cordon bleu recipe so I sure he’ll love to eat this at work! I was wondering how much this recipe serves for?