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Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

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Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Course Dinner
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 486kcal

Ingredients

Alfredo:

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-fat 1% milk
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Shells:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 (15 ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound cooked chicken diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain then set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, make the alfredo sauce by melting butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add flour and cook for an additional minute. Whisk in milk until well combined. Bring to a low boil then reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until thickened. Add parmesan cheese, salt and nutmeg and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Remove from heat and spread half the sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan; set the rest aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ricotta, cooked chicken, egg, salt, pepper, 1⁄2 cup mozzarella and parsley. Fill shells with chicken mixture (about 1 Tablespoon of mixture per shell) and place in baking dish (they will overlap).
  • Once all shells are filled, pour remaining sauce on top of the shells in the pan. Top with remaining 1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese and cover pan with foil. Bake for 20 minutes then remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Notes

MFP: MFF Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells
November 2021

Nutrition

Serving: 9ounces | Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.3g | Protein: 38.6g | Fat: 18g

4 thoughts on “Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

  1. If you’re short on time and don’t have shell noodles, this is really great as a casserole!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been having a hard time finding the big shells – the small shells work great and makes it even easier than it already is to make. This recipe is on repeat in our house!

  3. 4 stars
    Very good. Couldn’t make sauce come out quite perfect but still really good. Fairly easy except for stuffing the shells- does take some time. But made it once just skipping that and mixing everything together. My picky wife loves this

  4. 5 stars
    This is so good – great flavor! My whole family loved it!

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