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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pasta Cordon Bleu

This recipe came from my friend Amy. I had every intention of taking her a healthy portion to sample, but it was so popular at our house that there was only a little left, and that after I shooed several kids away. This definitely isn't health food, but it's really, really good.

The original recipe called for even more of the good (but not good for you) ingredients. I scaled them back both according to what I had on hand and what seemed reasonable.

Pasta Cordon Bleu
1 pound package penne pasta
6 tablespoons butter
4 crushed garlic cloves
30 ounces chicken broth
3-4 tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups heavy cream
1 chicken breast
1 cup chopped ham
1/2 cup crumbled bacon
6 - 8 sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Cook pasta. Drain. Saute and brown garlic and butter. Whisk cornstarch with chicken broth and add to pan. Stir until thickened. Add cream, stirring constantly, and heat through; do not boil. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Place noodles, chicken, ham, bacon, green onions, mushrooms, sauce and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

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