If you grew up going to French school, you probably frequently consumed cordon bleu: a dish of chicken or turkey breast stuffed with ham and cheese, covered in a crumb topping, and pan-fried until golden brown with a hot, melty interior. The recipe below takes all of those flavors and makes it even easier to prepare for a crowd.
In this recipe, the flavors of cordon bleu unite with the techniques that make mac and cheese so comforting and delicious. A cheesy béchamel is stirred into elbow macaroni, browned ground turkey, and diced ham. A cracker crust adds the crunch you crave.