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Easy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells: a Quick and Delicious Dinner Recipe

Easy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells: a Quick and Delicious Dinner Recipe

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Looking for an easy and delicious dinner recipe? Look no further than these easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells! This meal is quick and easy to prepare, and it’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover chicken. So what are you waiting for? Try this fantastic recipe today!

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells recipe

Reasons You’ll Love This 

  • It’s easy to make.
  • It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken.
  • It’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
  • It can be made ahead of time.

Easy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

You can either make your Alfredo sauce from scratch or use a jar of store-bought sauce. I like to use Classico Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce, but any Alfredo sauce will work.

We like to switch it up a bit and add either steamed broccoli florets or cooked spinach to the chicken mixture to stuff the shells. That adds not only color but a little extra nutrition. If you’re using broccoli, chop it into small bite-sized pieces. If you’re using spinach, cook it until wilted and then chop it up.

We like to use Rotisserie Chicken

With rising grocery prices, this is not only still fairly frugal but a great way to make this dish even easier. One rotisserie chicken can make several different meals if you are clever enough.

It is one of my favorite things about my Costco membership – but even most grocery stores carry them for roughly six bucks.

Check out these other ideas for them: Recipes for Shredded Rotisserie Chicken

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells Ingredients

hicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells Ingredients
  • Jumbo or Large dried pasta shells – these are on sale all the time for roughly a buck. Dried pasta keeps a long time so it is a great item to have on hand.
  • Ricotta cheese – you can use cottage cheese in a pinch, but I think Ricotta makes for a richer and creamier result
  • 1 egg – I like to use Grade A Large eggs.
  • Basil – I love using fresh basil in this recipe, but you could also use dried basil.
  • Oregano – I think oregano really adds a depth of flavor to this dish, but you could omit it if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Parmesan cheese – I like to use freshly grated Parmesan cheese, but you could also use the kind that comes in a can.
  • Chicken breast, cooked & shredded – this makes for good use of leftovers or a great way to utilize rotisserie chicken.
  • Alfredo sauce – like I said earlier, you can either make your Alfredo sauce from scratch or use a jar of store-bought sauce.
  • Mozzarella cheese shreds – I like to use the bagged shredded Mozzarella cheese, but you could also shred your own.
  • Parsley for garnish – dried or fresh, it doesn’t matter.

How to make easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a baking dish with nonstick spray.

Cook shells per package directions, drain and set them aside. This step can be done in advance, just keep them in a covered bowl until you are ready to fill them. I like to run them under hot water first to make them more pliable.

In a large bowl mix the filling ingredients until they are well combined.

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells filling

Evenly spread one cup of alfredo sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells sauce in pan

Stuff each shell with the chicken mixture and place them on top of the sauce in the dish. To stuff the shells, hold each shell in your hand and use a spoon to scoop about two tablespoons of the mixture into each shell. Once they are all stuffed, place them over the Alfredo sauce at the bottom of your baking dish.

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells shells on sauce

Pour the remaining one cup of sauce over the shells and top with mozzarella cheese

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells seasoned

Bake for 30 minutes.

Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells out of oven

Expert Tips

If you don’t have Ricotta cheese, you can substitute cottage cheese. Just drain it first by putting it in a colander and pressing down on it with the back of a spoon.

You could also use ground chicken in this recipe. Just cook it until it’s no longer pink and then proceed with the recipe as directed.

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells ready to eat

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?

A: Yes! While I think Ricotta, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheeses are the best for this recipe, you could use cottage cheese or even cream cheese in a pinch.

Q: Can I make this ahead of time?

A: Yes! This dish can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Simply prepare the dish as directed and store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven and bake as directed.

Q: Can this be frozen?

A: Yes! This dish freezes well. Simply prepare the dish as directed and store it in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then bake as directed.

Q: What can I serve with this?

A: A simple green salad or garlic bread would be a great addition to this easy chicken Alfredo stuffed shells recipe.

I hope you enjoy this easy stuffed shells recipe! If you try it, please be sure to leave a comment and let me know how it turned out. Bon appetit!

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells plated

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Yield: 4

Easy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells: a Quick and Delicious Dinner Recipe

easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells plated

Looking for an easy and delicious dinner recipe? Look no further than these easy chicken alfredo stuffed shells! This meal is quick and easy to prepare, and it's sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, it's a great way to use up leftover chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 box pasta shells, cooked & drained
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups chicken breast, cooked & shredded
  • 2 cups prepared alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shreds, for topping
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a baking dish with nonstick spray.

    Cook shells per package directions, drain and set aside.

    In a large bowl mix filling ingredients until well combined.

    Evenly spread 1 cup of alfredo sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.

    Stuff each shell with the chicken mixture and place them on top of the sauce in the dish.

    Pour the remaining 1 cup of sauce over the shells and top with mozzarella cheese.

    Bake for 30 minutes.

    Garnish with parsley, serve, and enjoy!

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1023Total Fat: 75gSaturated Fat: 44gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 326mgSodium: 1901mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 63g

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