All the delicious flavors of your favorite chicken Cordon Bleu--salty ham, melty cheese, tangy mustard--with no tricky assembly required. This healthy comfort food recipe would be perfect for a potluck.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, May 2018


Recipe Summary

55 mins
1 hr 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Cook broccoli in the boiling water until just tender and bright green, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. Add pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to the bowl with the broccoli.

  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened and the chicken is no longer pink throughout, 6 to 8 minutes. Add flour and mustard. Stir until coated. Add milk and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until thickened slightly, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the broccoli and pasta. Stir in cheese, ham and parsley. Transfer the mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, spreading evenly. Combine panko and oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the casserole.

  • Bake until the casserole is heated throughout and the breadcrumbs are beginning to brown, about 30 minutes (or 50 minutes, if casserole has been frozen).


To make ahead: Assemble casserole through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; protein 37.7g; carbohydrates 47.1g; dietary fiber 5.7g; sugars 6.5g; fat 16.9g; saturated fat 7.4g; cholesterol 87.2mg; vitamin a iu 1593.3IU; vitamin c 29.7mg; folate 40.5mcg; calcium 295.7mg; iron 3.1mg; magnesium 29.8mg; potassium 471.5mg; sodium 718.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

Reviews (5)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! Easy to make enjoyed by adults and children alike. I would definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome recipe and I would definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I didn't care for it. It was not anything like Cordon Bleu (even in a casserole. I was disappointed. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We all love this. The noodles and broccoli my 9month old scarfed down!!:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made as instructed. Was a little dry and wonder if anybody made it with alterations. Read More