Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray the inside of a cast iron skillet or baking dish with a nonstick cooking spray.
Boil 1 box of Classic Cheddar Pierogies according to package instructions; drain.
Layer the chicken across the bottom of the skillet, then layer the Classic Cheddar pierogies in a circular design and top with diced ham.
In a separate pot or skillet, melt the butter and then slowly whisk in the flour until combined. Slowly add 2 cups of milk. Bring to a simmer and whisk until smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, mustard, garlic powder and salt, whisking to combine.
Spoon cheese sauce over the chicken, ham and pierogies, then top with the shredded Swiss cheese.
In a mixing bowl, melt the 2 additional tablespoons of butter and mix in the panko breadcrumbs until they all have a slight coating of butter. Generously scatter across the dish.
Bake for 25 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden brown.
You can’t beat the classics! Sharp Cheddar cheese blended with smooth whipped potatoes, and just the right amount of spices and a pinch of salt, then fold them all in a smooth pasta pocket. Delicious.
Mrs. T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogies are perfect for quick snacks and easy dinners!