Turkey Cordon Bleu Casserole

Updated on December 2, 2017

A Good Way to Use Up Some of Your Left Over Turkey

I have to thank Ree Drummond (Food Network Channel's "The Pioneer Woman") and her creativity for delicious casseroles for this recipe. I read her chicken cordon bleu casserole recipe, and I thought, "Why not substitute the chicken for turkey?" Casseroles are great because the whole meal is in one baking dish, and you can use up a lot of leftover ingredients you might have in your refrigerator.

So it was a no-brainer to use the turkey I had left over. Since it's still poultry, I thought it would still be good.

I was right; my family loved it. Also, you can make it ahead of time and just bake it when you are ready to eat it.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves six people

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups ham, cut in small cubes
  • 1 1/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 4 cups turkey, skinless and cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk, whole
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • To taste salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13" baking dish with butter.
  2. Put the ham on a paper towel-lined plate and microwave for 3 minutes to reduce the moisture content. Mix together the Swiss and Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl.
  3. Put about a third of the turkey in a layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half the ham. Sprinkle over 1/4 cup of the mixed cheese. Repeat 1 more time, then finish with a layer of turkey.
  4. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Put the breadcrumbs in a bowl, pour in half of the melted butter. Mix well and set aside.
  5. Add the flour to the remaining butter in the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking out any lumps. Whisk in the milk, broth and Dijon mustard and let it cook until it begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour the sauce over the casserole. Sprinkle over the remaining 1 cup of cheese, then the breadcrumb mix. Bake until the top is browned and bubbly. 25 to 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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        Rachel Alba 4 months ago

        Hi Peggy, You're welcome and thank you for visiting my hubs and for the encouragement.

        Blessings to you.

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        Peggy Woods 4 months ago from Houston, Texas

        What a flavorful way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. Thanks for the idea Rachel.

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        Rachel L Alba 4 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Linda, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your really nice comment too.

        Blessings to you.

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        Linda Crampton 4 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This sounds like yet another very tasty recipe, Rachel. It certainly looks like an interesting way to use up leftover turkey!

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        Rachel L Alba 4 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Susan, I always look forward to your visits. I appreciate them and your comments.

        Blessings to you.

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        Rachel L Alba 4 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Kari, as I mentioned in the article the original recipe did include chicken, but I used turkey because of the leftovers. Thanks for the great comment.

        Blessings to you.

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        Rachel L Alba 4 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Thank you Kristen for the encouragement. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did.

        Blessings to you.

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        Rachel L Alba 4 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Mary, Thank you for the visit and comment. I also enjoy turkey sandwiches.

        Blessings to you.

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        Susan Zutautas 4 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Sounds delicious. If I have any leftover turkey during the holidays I'll definitely try your recipe.

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        Kari Poulsen 4 months ago from Ohio

        This sound excellent, turkey or chicken. I'm bookmarking this. Thanks for the perfect leftover turkey recipe!

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        Kristen Howe 4 months ago from Northeast Ohio

        Rachel, this looks and sounds amazingly delicious. I love chicken cordon bleu--and I'm sure I would love this recipe too I might want to try this recipe real soon. Thanks for sharing.

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        Mary Norton 4 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        We often have turkey left over and though turkey sandwiches are top favourites in the family, new recipes are always greta to try.

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        Rachel L Alba 4 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Jackie. I did intent on getting it posted sooner, but I was sick and finally felt like doing it. Thanks for the nice comment. Some people have turkey for Christmas too.

        Blessings to you.

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        Jackie Lynnley 4 months ago from The Beautiful South

        This is a good way to use up left over turkey. Wish I had known yesterday...today they are all finally gone!

        Oh well, there will be leftovers another holiday. Thanks for another sure winner Rachel!

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