Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cordon Bleu Cheaply

Traditionally chicken cordon bleu has been thought of as a fancy meal and if purchased at a restaurant - expensive.
I decided to try my hand at making an inexpensive version for the two of us - and it was a true hit!
I will definitely do this again.

Traditional - not the casserole.  (Not my picture).  Sorry I did not get a picture of the casserole when done.

This recipe can be increased as needed for more people
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (for 2)
1 large boneless/skinless chicken breast cooked and cut into bite size pieces
4 oz. thinly sliced ham
4 slices Swiss cheese
1/2 can of cream of chicken condensed soup
1/2 can water
Approximately  1 - 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs (or you could use cup of small cut dressing bread)
Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven 350*.
Cook chicken and cut into pieces.  Mix soup, water, bread crumbs, and about 1/4 cup parmesan cheese together.  Add chicken and stir together.  Pour into a small greased baking pan, top with ham slices and Swiss cheese.  Bake about 25-30 minutes until cheese is turning golden in color.

We served with a nice vegetable and it was very filling and so tasty.

*Use the other half can of soup for another casserole or recipe - don't waste it!!!

It's nice to be able to fix a 'fancy' meal at home and not have to spend a lot of money. Get creative and figure a way to make your favorite restaurant food!


  1. Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it! Thanks!

  2. I love this dish and make it often. I think it is really economical.

    1. YAY glad to hear someone else makes it. It is nice to have it verified!!! We love it.

  3. That sounds absolutely delicious! I am going to have to try this!

  4. This sounds really good, Cheryl. Thank you for sharing it.