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Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac and Cheese

Classic mac and cheese but with all the flavors you love in chicken cordon bleu! Creamy, cheesy and loaded with chicken and ham, this is an easy way to feed the family!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author foodnessgracious


  • 3 cups elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups grated extra sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 large or two small chicken breasts cooked and roughly chopped
  • 6-8 ounces cooked smoked ham, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • Rub a 9x13 inch baking pan or oven-safe dish with butter
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add the olive oil to it
  • Add the macaroni and cook until al dente, about 4-5 minutes, drain and set aside
  • In a large pan met the butter until frothy and then add the flour
  • Whisk until a paste is formed then add. about ¼ cup of milk
  • Whisk until smooth and repeat until almost all of the milk has been added
  • Turn the heat up to medium and bring to a light simmer
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes then add the grated cheddars whisking them into the sauce until smooth.
  • If the sauce seems to thick just add some extra milk and whisk
  • Place the elbow macaroni into the 9 x13 pan
  • Add the chopped chicken, ham and peas and stir
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta and mix well
  • Bake in the oven uncovered or about 20-25 minutes and bubbly around the edges
  • Let it rest for 5 minutes and then serve in bowls garnished with chives or parsley if desired