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Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Shells

Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Shells
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

Aaron Hutcherson Aaron Hutcherson
December 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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
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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