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Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Shells

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Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Shells
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
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We’ve turned a favorite appetizer into a delicious and comforting casserole. Creamy cheese, rotisserie chicken and crunchy bread crumbs come together to make this tasty dinner — perfect for game day or any day.
By Aaron Hutcherson
Updated Dec 14, 2016

Ingredients

  • 18 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups diced deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup Frank's™ RedHot™ sauce
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Cook 18 jumbo pasta shells as directed on package until al dente. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  • 3
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter over medium heat; add 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Beat with whisk; cook 1 minute. Beat in 2 cups whole milk. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to simmering. Cook until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Stir in 4 oz crumbled blue cheese until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, mix 2 cups diced deli rotisserie chicken, 1/2 cup Frank’s™ RedHot™ sauce, 1/2 cup of the blue cheese sauce and 2 oz crumbled blue cheese.
  • 5
    Add 1/2 cup of the blue cheese sauce to bottom of baking dish. Divide chicken filling among shells, about 2 tablespoons each, and place in baking dish.
  • 6
    Pour remaining blue cheese mixture over top of stuffed shells. If desired, melt 1 tablespoon butter, and mix with 1/4 cup bread crumbs; sprinkle over top of dish.
  • 7
    Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and bread crumbs are lightly browned.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You may want to cook a few extra pasta shells in case they tear as you assemble the dish.

Nutrition Information

540 Calories, 28g Total Fat, 37g Protein, 36g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
250
Total Fat
28g
42%
Saturated Fat
15g
76%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
1100mg
46%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
6g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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