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Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatball Pasta Bake

Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatball Pasta Bake
Sacre'Bleu! This Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatball Pasta Bake is delicious!
Recipe type: Main
Ingredients
  • 500g chicken mince
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper

  • Sliced ham
  • Cubed swiss cheese

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 40g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 40g plain flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 400g penne pasta, cooked
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup grated swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup pasta water
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, parsley, garlic and salt and pepper. Form into golf ball sized balls. Flatten on your palm and place one piece of ham and a cube of swiss cheese.
  2. Wrap and roll into a ball. Continue with rest of mix.
  3. Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Pan fry meatballs until golden brown all around. Remove and clean out the pan.
  4. Add the butter and let it melt, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the chicken stock until combined and smooth then pour in the cream. Bring to a simmer and stir through the mustard. Cover with a lid and let thicken slightly.
  5. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Add the pasta, half of each cheese and the meatballs. Stir to coat.
  6. Preheat an oven to 180ºC. Pour the pasta mix into a large casserole dish. Bake for 10 minutes and then grill for 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

 

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