CHICKEN & SPINACH STUFFED SHELLS

 

  • Cooking Time: 45
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 18 jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 (10-oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed (you might not use all of the spinach depending on your taste preference)
  • 2 cups Rotisserie chicken
  • 3/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (16-oz.) container low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar Alfredo sauce (it taste better if you make your own Alfredo sauce…very easy to do)

Directions

  • 1. Prepare pasta shells according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, drain chopped spinach well, pressing between paper towels.
  • 3. Stir together spinach, chicken, basil, carrots, onion, garlic, cottage cheese & basil. Spoon mixture evenly into shells.
  • 4. Spread half of jarred Alfredo sauce in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange stuffed pasta shells over sauce, and pour remaining sauce over shells. I suggest making your own alfredo sauce but in a pinch the jar stuff will work.
  • 5. Bake, covered, at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is hot and sauce is bubbly. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed through Step 4. Cover and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake, covered, for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Notes

This was a recipe featured in Southern Living Magazine that I tweaked a little. It is delicious and easy to prepare.

Categories: Main Dish  Misc. One Dish 

Author Credit: Southern Living Magazine

Website Credit: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1646488

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