Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
- 4 cups cooked turkey, cubed
- 3 cups cooked ham, cubed
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 2 cups light cream or 2 cups half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1⁄8 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dill weed
- 1⁄4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped
- In a large bowl, combine turkey, ham and cheese; set aside.
- In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender.
- Add flour; stir to form a paste.
- Gradually add cream, stirring constantly.
- Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute or until thick.
- Add dill, mustard and nutmeg; mix well.
- Remove from the heat and pour over meat mixture.
- Spoon into a greased 13 x 9 x 2" baking dish.
- Toss bread crumbs, butter and dill; stir in cheese and walnuts.
- Sprinkle over the casserole.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through.
I am new to this site but this recipe sounds wonderful so will have to try it soon.Claylady in Oregon
I was looking for a way to use up some leftover turkey & ham so I thought I'd give this one a try. To mimic the cordon bleu flavor more closely, I used swiss cheese in place of the cheddar. I used skim milk instead of cream to lighten it up a bit and as suggested by another reviewer, I cut back on the breadcrumbs by about half. This tasted just like chicken cordon bleu without all the fuss. Will definitely 'make again' the next time I have Christmas leftovers to use up.
This is a family favorite--have been making it for years. A great way to use up that turkey and ham too. What I love best is the subtle dill flavor that is imparted.