Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells Recipe
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Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells Recipe

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These pasta shells, filled with warm, gooey cheese, are always popular. The tender chicken and rich sauce make the dish so satisfying, I simply serve salad on the side.—Michele Sheppard, Masontown, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) jumbo pasta shells
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 3-1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 684 calories, 45 g fat (26 g saturated fat), 195 mg cholesterol, 805 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown chicken in 1 tablespoon oil. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute mushrooms in remaining oil until tender; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta, 1-1/2 cups Parmesan, mozzarella and seasonings.
  3. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water; stuff each shell with about 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with chicken and mushrooms.
  4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add cream; cook 5 minutes longer. Add 1-1/2 cups Parmesan cheese; cook and stir until thickened.
  5. Pour sauce over the casserole. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly.
  6. If desired, cover and freeze unbaked shells for up to 1 month.
  7. To use frozen shells: Thaw in the refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Bake as directed. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells in Country Woman February/March 2010, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 684 calories, 45 g fat (26 g saturated fat), 195 mg cholesterol, 805 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"Definitely a meal to be only be made occasionally due to the fat content but yummy! I think the next time I will follow others' advice and cut down a bit on the parmesan cheese but will certainly make again."

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I made this for company and it was absolutly delicious!! Everybody had seconds and loved it!!!"

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"Awesome, amazing, to die for, were the comments at a womens water aerobics potluck. The last comment "to die for" may be accurate with 26 g saturated fat.I'll not make often because of the fat, but will use for occasional special dinners."

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Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"Great recipe. I took the advice of others and cut down on the parmesan and I thought it worked well."

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"I made this for dinner last night (3/30/11) and it was delicious! My husband and son who are faily picky loved this. When I make this again I think I will add maybe 2/3c of parmesan cheese to the ricotta cheese mixture 1 1/2 C was too much and I think it over powers the taste of ricotta cheese. All in all a fantastic recipe. I brought the left overs to work and shared the rest of the shells with two of my co-workers and they both raved how delicious it was. Thank you for this recipe it's a keeper"

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