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Chicken-Stuffed Shells with Two Sauces

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  4 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Fragrant fresh basil makes these stuffed shells special; prepared sauces save time.

18
uncooked jumbo pasta shells
3/4
cup lightly packed chopped fresh basil leaves
3
cups diced cooked chicken breast (about 1 lb)
1
cup small-curd cottage cheese
1
egg
2
cups tomato pasta sauce
1
container (10 oz) refrigerated Alfredo sauce
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the basil leaves, the chicken, cottage cheese and egg. Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon mixture into each cooked pasta shell.
  • 3 Pour pasta sauce into baking dish; spread to evenly coat bottom of dish. Place filled shells over sauce, filled sides up. Drizzle Alfredo sauce over shells. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and shells are hot. Sprinkle with remaining basil.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the basil leaves, the chicken, cottage cheese and egg. Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon mixture into each cooked pasta shell.
  • 3 Pour pasta sauce into baking dish; spread to evenly coat bottom of dish. Place filled shells over sauce, filled sides up. Drizzle Alfredo sauce over shells. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and shells are hot. Sprinkle with remaining basil.

Expert Tips

Save prep time by making the filling and the sauce the night before. Stuff the cooked shells before guests arrive, and bake the dish while you put together a salad.

Use a decorating bag without a tip to easily stuff the shells with the chicken mixture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
13g
64%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
1030mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Protein
39g
39%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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