This is one of my favorite dishes. It is easy and tastes great. I have to admit it is the first recipe I go to when I need to take dinner in to someone. It also freezes well. I don't know if my family was just really hungry this time, but we ate it all for dinner.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
16 oz. frozen hashbrowns (1/2 of a normal sized bag.)
3-4 chicken breasts cooked and diced
1/2 lb ham
1 -8 oz. cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup milk
Place hashbrowns on the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.
Layer chicken and then ham over hashbrowns.
Sprinkle with 1 cup of the shredded swiss cheese. Combine soup, cream cheese, milk and pepper. *I found it easiest to melt the cream cheese a little in the microwave then mix everything together. Now for the tricky part. Drop the soup mixture on top and spread. I find it best to treat it like you are frosting a cake.
Sprinkle the top with the rest of the cheese. If you are freezing it, wrap it up at this point and put in the freezer.
I like to prepare it ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge unbaked. (I like to leave it approximately 24 hours). It allows the flavors to mix a little bit better.
Bake at 350 degrees covered for 50 minutes. Remove cover and bake 10 more minutes, until bubbly.
*I have mixed it all together and put it in the crockpot before. It turns out all right. I prefer the casserole dish baking method better.
*You can use ham lunch meat. It is really good with leftover ham.