It's dinner time! Classic chicken cordon bleu casserole is an easy choice when you're in the mood for pure comfort food. The delicious dish satisfies the whole family with tender chicken breast, sweet ham, and a rich cheese sauce. However, deciding what to serve with chicken cordon bleu might leave you pondering.
This simple, delicious side dish collection will give you dinner-time inspiration for weeks! Whether you're cooking for a weeknight meal or a special occasion, there's nothing more satisfying than homemade chicken cordon bleu and a delicious side—or two!
What sides go well with chicken cordon bleu
Chicken cordon bleu is a classic dish, packed with protein and Swiss cheese. It's generally finished off with crispy, golden brown bread crumbs. The "blue ribbon" meal is made with simple ingredients so it's an easy dinner even when you're running out of steam after a long day.
So, when deciding what to serve with chicken cordon bleu, keep in mind that a great side dish will complement the rich flavors and decadent cream sauce. You can make a satisfying, complete meal with easy dishes that don't require much cooking time at all—like the recipes in this post!
Potato, pasta salads and coleslaws
With mild flavors and versatile ingredients, potato dishes, pasta salads, and coleslaws are great options to serve alongside chicken cordon bleu. They go great with your main dish and don't take much time to prep!
- Italian bow-tie pasta salad
- Air fryer baby potatoes
- Classic vinegar coleslaw (no mayo)
- Mashed potatoes and cauliflower
- Pressure cooker baked potatoes—don't forget sour cream!
- Roasted radishes and potatoes
- French fries
- Smashed fingerling potatoes
- Potato pierogi
- Baked potatoes in the oven
- Oven-roasted rosemary potatoes, such an easy dish!
- Creamy homestyle coleslaw
- Chicken Caesar pasta salad
- Buttermilk mashed potatoes
- Southern potato salad
- Mayo-free Greek coleslaw
- Mashed sweet potatoes
Serving vegetables with chicken cordon blue is a great way to add color and texture to the comforting meal. Try cooking your favorite veggies in a new way and it'll taste like you're trying them for the first time. Here are some ideas:
- 3-Ingredient steamed green beans
- Braised Swiss chard
- Baked zucchini
- How about a green salad? It's always a great option.
- Roasted asparagus with parmesan cheese
- Power greens salad
- Sauteed Brussels sprouts
- Lemon juice and garlic roasted broccoli
- Air fryer roasted carrots (use baby carrots for quicker prep!)
- Zucchini fries
- Grilled bacon-wrapped asparagus
- Wedge salad
- Tomato and cucumber side salad
- Pan-roasted vegetables with sauce
- Sauteed spinach
- Steamed broccoli and cauliflower
What's for dessert?
Wait up! Don't head out to the grocery store before considering which dessert to serve with traditional chicken cordon bleu. Try one of these sweet new recipes to finish off your meal in delicious style!
- Butterscotch cookies
- Old-fashioned rhubarb pie
- Banana split sundae
- Apple pie
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Strawberry fudge
- Blueberry parfait
- Gooey butter cake
- Homemade buckeyes
- Bananas foster
- No-bake Oreo balls
- Chocolate sheet cake
- Boston cream pie
- Easy lemon bars
- Mountain Dew apple dumplings
What side dishes don't go with chicken cordon bleu
A truly great meal is born when the sides and main dish complement each other. The following recipes are tasty, but best served with something besides chicken cordon bleu.
- Watermelon Quinoa Salad is refreshing and so flavorful—especially in the summer. However, the flavors don't mesh well with cordon bleu.
- Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese makes a great side for lots of entrees, but when served with chicken cordon bleu, might be too dairy-heavy.
- Mango Salsa is awesome with chips, burritos, and your favorite Mexican foods. Avoid pairing it with cordon bleu and save it for Taco Tuesday!
Easy to make chicken cordon bleu recipe
This easy chicken cordon bleu casserole recipe tastes like the classic favorite but is easily assembled in a casserole dish! No fussy rolling or frying—it delivers all the flavor with none of the effort.
Allow leftovers to cool to room temperature. Store leftovers in an airtight container, refrigerated up to three days.
Next time, try one of these other delicious chicken recipes. They go great with chicken cordon bleu sides, so planning dinner is done—you're welcome!
- A great use for leftover rotisserie chicken, Chicken Parmesan Casserole tastes like the classic family favorite but in an easy-to-prep style! It's a great dish!
- Chicken Divan Casserole is an easy, comforting recipe packed with mushroom-y, ranch flavor. It's a full meal, too!
- Served over egg noodles, Chicken a la King is a classic, homestyle meal with tender meat, mixed veggies, and a deliciously creamy sauce.
- Leftover ham steaks from the chicken cordon bleu? Find something yummy here in recipes for leftover ham.