Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna

This Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna is comfort food at its best. Layers of ham, chicken, and creamy white sauce make for one tasty dinner for your family or to bring in to someone.Β 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna - comfort food at its best. Layers of ham, chicken, and creamy white sauce make for a tasty dinner. www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI’m not even going to pretend that this is low cal. I had a ton of ham leftover from this ham and was trying to decide what to make. This lasagna recipe is creamy with ham, chicken, and a white sauce that pulls it all together. I immediately thought of my friends having babies and how I could bring them this. It’s one of those recipes.

I’ve been trying to post this recipe for a while but have had total writer’s block. I know this blog is about food but I try to throw tidbits of my life in here to which 80% of you…okay 90% of you probably skim past anyway. Blah, blah, blah…recipe already!

I know that when I read other recipe blogs, I love reading their little life insights and stories…20% of the time.

Most things I can’t write about. They’re either entirely not food friendly (raising kids can be really, really gross) or they’re way too personal (family drama – who doesn’t have it?).

Can’t the recipe speak for itself sometimes? I think so. It’s a lot of layering.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna

Noodles, meat, sauce. Noodles, meat, sauce. You can handle it.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna - comfort food at its best. Layers of ham, chicken, and creamy white sauce make for a tasty dinner. www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
This dish is as rich and decadent as it gets. So I thought I would share this before we get too close to swimsuit season.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (8 ounce) package lasagna noodles (about 9 noodles)
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1¾ cups warm milk
  • 2½ cups rotisserie chicken, diced
  • 8 ounces deli ham, chopped
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning, or to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in the boiling water until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and stir in cream cheese into hot butter until it begins to melt, about 5 minutes. It might look strange here! Don't worry. This is normal. Season with salt, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk warm milk gradually into cream cheese until smooth; make sure to do it slowly. Stir in 1½ cups of Swiss cheese.
  4. Bring the sauce to a simmer, whisking continually until cheese has melted and sauce has thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove mixture from heat.
  5. Spread a thin layer of cheese sauce onto the bottom of a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  6. Arrange ⅓ of the lasagna noodles over the sauce (3 noodles for me). You can tear them to fit as needed. Spread half the cooked chicken and half the ham over the noodles. Pour 1 cup sauce over chicken and ham. Repeat layers starting with half the remaining lasagna noodles, remaining chicken, remaining ham, and 1 more cup of cheese sauce. Finish by layering remaining lasagna noodles, remaining sauce, remaining ½ cup Swiss cheese, and bread crumbs; sprinkle top with Italian seasoning. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling, about 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until crumbs are browned, about 10 more minutes. Let casserole stand 10 minutes before serving.
Notes
Source: Allrecipes

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Christy is the voice behind The Girl Who Who Ate Everything! She is no stranger to making meals that kids and adults will love. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona as the youngest of ten kids. She can always be found in her kitchen with music playing and cooking with her kids. She published her first cookbook in 2014. She loves party food that gets the conversations going!

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  1. Just wanted to pop in a say that I always enjoy reading your little stories before a recipe πŸ™‚ Also, I just got your cookbook for Christmas this weekend (long story, but we postponed it because my grandma had to have a kidney removed right before Christmas), and I LOVE it! It’s seriously my favorite cookbook. I read it from cover to cover that night. Thanks for all your hard work πŸ˜€

  2. This looks so delicious! Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of my favorite dishes. It’s so creative to see it in a lasagna!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  3. Thank you for the nice recipes.

  4. Hi……this recipe sounds fantastic and plan on making it very soon. I noticed in the ingredient list it says ” 1/2 cup of butter (2 sticks)” 2 sticks of butter equals 1 cup. Which is the correct amount for the recipe? I am guessing one stick!!! Thanks!

  5. Oh my This looks so good!!

  6. Can this be made ahead and frozen?

  7. Christy,
    I so look forward to your blog. I have enjoyed many of your recipes and get a lot of laughs from your stories. You are a joy!

  8. I love your stories! The food is great and I have probable made 80% of the recipes on your blog, but I keep coming back because the stories are so good, funny and heart-warming. Sometimes I feel like we are kindred spirits….hope that’s not creepy. So hope your writers block goes away and keep doing what your doing; it’s GREAT!

  9. Looks great. Now, if only I can figure out a way to adapt it for my slow cooker…

  10. This looks sooooo good. I have friends coming over on Easter weekend. Can anyone help me convert this to a 13 x 9 baking dish ?

  11. Most delicious meal I have eaten in a very long time!!!

    Thank you

  12. I love reading the little snippets of your life!

  13. Seriously so amazing! I try to always make a recipe as directed the first time around but I was missing some things. I used 1/4 cup thinly chopped onion in place of onion powder and I added it in at the same time. I also kept looking at the store for GRATED Swiss cheese, standing there so lost and then I grabbed Mozzarella instead. Not until I came home and relooked at the recipe did I realize I should have grabbed SLICED Swiss cheese and torn it into little pieces. Either way it came out amazing with Mozzarella but next time I will go ahead and buy Swiss to give that a try. The recipe was easy and my whole family loved it. I Just discovered your blog and I have FIVE of your recipes on the menu this week! =) Thank you so much for sharing these recipes with us! I’ll Be Back! =)

  14. I live in a home where my menfolk, both young and old, could eat spaghetti and meatballs, chili dogs and Little Caesars on rotation forever. Something new and exciting to them would be throwing a slice of bacon on their hot dogs and calling it gourmet. Now the girls in my home live on the wild side and enjoy chicken in wine sauce, eggplant parmigiana and steamed vegetables (yes, I said vegetables). So when I decided to make this recipe of yours I made sure there was a good box of cereal handy and a couple of Hot Pockets in the freezer. Lo and behold, the cereal remained unopened and not a bite was left in the dish. Yes, it was devoured. Thank you for adding a little something something for my back pocket and saving me from another night spaghetti!!

  15. I made this for my husband who absolutely loved it! There’s something about the cream cheese sauce that takes it over the top. We had leftovers, and it was still really good heated up over the next few days. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. The Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna! Could have eaten the whole thing! Recently purchased your cookbook and it is now my go to life line. Everything is so easy and fantastic! I thank you and my family thanks you!

  17. Just made this and WOW! Very tasty sauce! Can’t wait for the hubs and kiddos to taste this dish. My only variations were I didn’t use ham. I had turkey meat. The idea of taking three kids to the grocery on two-shades-from-sweltering day sounded like torture. LOL Also, I found out while making the sauce I only had 1 cup of milk, so subbed whipping cream for the rest. Ha! Ha! We just finished showing steers at our county fair. My house is a little Old Mother Hubbard right now. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the recipe!! (For some reason the stars wouldn’t let me click all of them. Just know I give this 5 STARS!)

  18. Do you think you could make this with the “no boil” lasagna noodles? Unsure on how much one would have to adjust the cook time?

  19. Kristen Behrendt says:

    I just discovered this site through Pinterest a few days ago and have already made 2 recipes from your site. I love the personal touch you give with your stories and your recipes are so great I can’t wait to try them all. I’m going to make this for a Superbowl party and I have a feeling it’s going to be a huge hit! Thanks for all the hard work you put into this blog!

  20. I saw swiss cheese listed twice,for a total of 2 1/2 cups, is that correct? This sounds delicious!!

  21. I would like to know if this recipe would work with oven ready noodles.

  22. Huge hit. Doubled the sauce and used 9×13 pan. Used no bake noodles and was perfect.

  23. Do you think this recipe would work in the slowcooker? If so how long would you think?

  24. Connie H Kissner says:

    I found your chicken cordon blue lasagna online. I live on an island & did not want to drive in town for just the swiss cheese. I had mozzarella in the freezer & used it. I also used no cook noodles. My husband is VERY VERY picky,he must have liked it he had two servings. And I think he raided it after I went to bed too. I enjoy your blog.

  25. This was very good. The sauce did not taste rich before the cheese, but once you add that swiss cheese it is RICH. I see some added Mozzarella which would be a milder cheese. Just wonder if they thought with the Mozz if it seemed really rich tasting? If I hear from someone who tried the Mozz, I think I will add a layer of fresh spinach between each layer to try to get a veggie in there.

  26. I’ve never commented on a recipe post but this is amazing. Adding it to the new favorites bucket. So so good.

  27. Looks delicious! What could be substituted for the cream cheese? (Despise that stuff!)

    • Oh man. I love cream cheese. But if want to substitute here’s what I found.
      Substitute for Cream cheese
      Equal parts of cottage cheese, drained, blended with half-and-half or cream + a little butter
      8 oz lower fat cottage cheese 1/4 cup margarine
      Equal amts.. of lower fat (Neufchatel) cream cheese
      Equal parts of ricotta cheese plus plain yogurt