Zesty Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

I don’t cook like this every day… but a girl has got to satisfy her Southern Man’s appetite for comfort food.

While I don’t do buttered, smothered, twice baked or fried; now and then I surprise him with a baked dish that blows him away.

While perusing Pinterest, I came across a recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta that looked delicious but I knew would be too bland for my Southern Man.  I mean, people down here suck crawfish heads with all those spicy juices and call it delicious.

Anyways, back to the pasta.  I am grateful for the inspiration because it got my creative juices flowing and the pot of pasta water boil’n.

It’s immensely gratifying to pull out a 9″ x 13″ pan of baked goodness and know that your man will love it.

Doesn’t it look delicious? I swear it’s amazing.  We’ve eaten huge bowls two nights in a row it’s that good.

The best part is that this is one of those busy mom’s 30 minute meals that are staples in my household. What’s the “zesty” you say? My go-to Zatarain’s Big and Zesty Original Creole Seasoning. I use that seasoning on everything! Burgers, dips, salad dressings, fish and now baked pasta.

Of course you want to know what’s in it, right?

5.0 from 3 reviews
Zesty Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups MOMables Alfredo Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ Cup Monterrey Jack cheese, grated
  • 12 oz bag penne pasta, cooked
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced (I used 1 cup leftover rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 Cup cooked ham, diced (ask for approx ½lb at the deli counter sliced thick or 8oz)
  • 6 Bacon strips, cooked crispy and crumbled or
  • ¼ cup bacon crumbles
  • 1 Tablespoon Zatarain's Big & Zesty Original Creole Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside. Meantime,
  2. Prepare the Alfredo sauce: http://www.momables.com/alfredo-sauce/ in a 5 quart pot. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Once Alfredo sauce is made, add cooked pasta, chicken, ham, crumbled bacon and Zatarain's seasoning. Stir to combine everything making sure all ingredients are thoroughly warmed.
  4. Pour pasta in a 9"x13" baking dish. Top with Parmesan cheese and Monterrey Jack.
  5. Set your oven to broil. Place the baking dish on the oven’s middle rack. Broil for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese bubbles and turns light brown.

Comments

  1. says

    This sounds amazing! And I’m with your Hubs, the more seasoning the better! I think we’ll have to give this a try once its cool enough to use the oven again!! :)

    I’d love to invite you to share this at my link party, Mom’s Test Meal Mondays! Hope you have a great day!

    Jaime @ Mom’s Test Kitchen

  2. Kelley says

    This is an incredible recipe. My family can’t get enough of it. It’s great as a leftover (if there are any). Whatever you do, don’t omit the Zatarain’s Big & Zesty Original Creole Seasoning. It adds a wonderful flavor.

  3. Kelley says

    I used 1 jar of Bertolli premade Alfredo sauce to speed up the process. Although home made is always better, premade speeds up the process for working moms and dads. Equally awesome.

  4. Heather G says

    Everyone ate this in my family and I mean all three kids, even the picky one. My oldest son (6) said I needed to enter a chef contest. He didn’t understand that is was someone’s else’s recipe! Needless to say he had the leftovers for lunch at school the next day…and ate that too! I made the homemade alfredo as well.

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