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Cordon Bleu Salad Recipe
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Cordon Bleu Salad

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"A new family favorite for any occasion. Top with crumbled bacon."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Combine pasta, chicken, ham, Swiss cheese, and broccoli in a large bowl. Set aside. Blend honey, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, onion, olive oil, sugar, and garlic salt in a blender. Stir in parsley. Stir dressing into the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of dressing. Chill salad and reserved dressing in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Stir in the remaining dressing and Parmesan cheese before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 28, 2012

I added in a cup of halved cherry tomatoes. When I made the dressing, I threw all the ingredients for the dressing into the blender except the olive oil. I ran the blender adding the olive oil a little at a time until I got to the consistancy I was looking for. This pasta salad is very tasty but the dressing doesn't seem to be quite right yet. I definitely will make this again just to have a chance to play with the dressing ingredients to see if I can't get it to where it's right for us.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 08, 2009

I am giving this recipe a 3 star rating because we liked it, but didn't love it. We thought it was pretty good, and I liked it better the next day although my husband liked it better the first day. I would recommend letting it fully cool down before eating it. One hour is not enough time to let it cool. I was a little skeptical of the recipe because of the ingredients for the dressing but it was a lot better then I thought it would be. I can't eat broccoli so we left that out which is ok with my husband cause he doesn't like it anyway. I cooked my chicken on the stove with some garlic salt and pepper, then cut up my ham and cheese and added it all together with the pasta and dressing and put it in the fridge. For the dressing I just put everything in the blender including the parsley and blended it all together. I didn't bother to chop my onion and parsley because I knew the blender would take care of that. This salad was really easy to make and a good recipe for someone who has time to make something before work or school and then just come home and eat!


13 Ratings

Mar 08, 2011

My husband and I love this recipe, and is always a hit at big family gatherings. I've taken it to multiple family parties and every time we come home with an empty bowl. I don't put the broccoli in since the first time I made it I forgot to pick some up at the store, and loved it so much without it, I've never tried it with it. I think it tastes best to eat it right after preparation instead of letting it cool for an hour. I just make sure to rinse the noodles in cold water for a minute so they aren't hot. When I'm making it for just my husband and me, I take out the chicken and serve it with breaded chicken on the side, as well as peas. It makes for a great complete meal, with many different flavors to enjoy during the meal.

Jan 04, 2010

The Cordon Bleu pasta salad was a big hit at a family gathering. The dressing is sweet but tangy, and I grated (used a mandolin) narrow slices of swiss vs. the cubes. I made a triple recipe and it was all consumed - the kids really liked this salad.

Dec 08, 2009

This was surprisingly good! I made it for my lunch and forgot to take a pic before I left in the morning, but I changed the servings to two and followed exactly except..... I used small shell pasta and deli meat chicken and ham and I didn't have the swiss cheese (forgot to get it at the store), these were the only changes I made. The dressing was pretty good, although it did have a little bit of an after taste not sure where that came from! The dressing could do without either the honey or the sugar. Will make again for a nice lunch and take a picture next time!

Feb 28, 2012

The only thing I omitted was the onion, simply because I didn't want to chop one up for so little an amount as I made only half the recipe. I personally didn't care for it, the dressing seemed odd to me with its sweetness but my fiance raved over it and ate it all to himself as lunch for the week, hence the 4 stars. I would make it again for him.

Aug 27, 2011

Really Really GOOD!

Aug 16, 2011

I love this recipe and it is always a huge hit at gatherings!


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  • Calories
  • 965 kcal
  • 48%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 66.3 g
  • 102%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 33.9 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 1006 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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