Cordon Bleu Casserole

This is actually a really simple recipe and easy to make if you have everything on hand. Even if you don’t have the meat, you probably have the rest of it, so it’s a little on the cheap side as well.

The recipe originally called for cream instead of the milk, but I didn’t have the cream and used the milk instead and it still thicken up pretty well while it was on the heat.  Personally, so far, I see no reason to use the cream and make this dish any more fatty than it needs to be.

Overall, the dish was really good, but I did make a few adjustments.  The recipe called for a cup of breadcrumbs for the topping and that was just too much.  The breadcrumbs didn’t really….do anything.  In some areas, it worked, but in others, it was like I had just put them on.  So there were too many.  Plus, Jesse thought it was a little runny since I used milk instead of cream, so I’m adjusting that by adding a little more flour.  The milk thicken up nicely over the heat, after mixing it with the flour, butter, and onions; so I figured if I add a little more flour, it should work out perfectly.

This is one I will definitely be making again since it’s a nice change from hamburgers and chicken.

2 cups 1/2% milk
4 cups cubed deli turkey
3 cups cubed deli ham
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped onions (or to taste)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp dill weed
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1/4 tsp dill weed
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, ham and cheese; set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender. Add flour, stir to form a paste. Gradually add cream, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, boil 1 minute or until thick. Add dill, mustard and nutmeg; mix well.
  4. Remove from heat and pour over meat mixture. Spoon into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Toss breadcrumbs, butter and dill; stir in cheese and walnuts. Sprinkle over casserole.
  5. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

September 30, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
Posted in: Pork, Turkey

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