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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!

© 2017 Rachel L Alba

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      Rachel Alba 8 days 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 8 days ago from Houston, Texas

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

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      Rachel L Alba 9 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 11 days 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 11 days 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!