Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

I love chicken cordon bleu.  My ex-boyfriend’s mom used to make it a lot and it was one of my favorite meals she cooked for us.  She made a frozen version, but nevertheless it was fantastic!  I tried to make chicken cordon bleu a while back and was upset when the filling fell out before it was even cooked.  This time I tried for a casserole version.  It was A-Mazing! So good!  Jeff and I both loved it very much.  And, bonus, it was really easy!

I’m sure making a french dish had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that I saw “Julie & Julia” yesterday…

For casserole:
1 cup diced ham
2 cups diced chicken
1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp ground mustard
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup milk

For topping:
3/4 cup ritz crackers, crushed
1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese
2 tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350*.  Heat ham in a pan until browned on all sides (4-5 minutes).  Remove from pan and saute onions in butter until soft.  Meanwhile, layer chicken, ham, and cheese to a prepared casserole dish.  (I used a 6×9 pan for this size casserole.)  Add flour, mustard, and nutmeg to the onions.  Stir to thoroughly combine.  Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.  Bring to a boil and cook until thickened.  Layer over the previous ingredients.

Combine the three topping ingredients until it becomes crumbly.  Spread evenly over the casserole.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is nice and brown.


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