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Chicken Broccoli Shells

This cheesy entree is a make-ahead dream. Just assemble it ahead of time and put it in the oven when company arrives. I round out the meal with a tossed salad and warm bread. —Karen Jagger, Columbia City, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 21 jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the Alfredo sauce, broccoli, chicken and cheeses. Spoon into pasta shells. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
Nutrition Facts
3 shells: 355 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • afoth73
    Aug 18, 2020

    I usually just cook short pasta and toss all the ingredients into a 9x13 pan and bake. Less work than stuffing individual shells but still with all the flavor! We love this recipe!

  • Jalapeno_Pepper
    Apr 26, 2020

    Super delicious but stuffing pasta shells took long.

  • Amy
    Oct 18, 2019

    Yum! Made w teenage daughter. Was in hurry so chopping fresh broccoli and store bought cooked rotisserie chicken great idea. Didn’t give 5* bc in reality us 2 chopping and prepping wasn’t 15 more like 50. Would make again.

  • JoanieK53
    Dec 21, 2017

    Really good and easy. Didn't have shells one time so I used whatever pasta I had and it was very good.

  • lindacrazycatlady
    Jul 9, 2017

    I'm not a broccoli person so I used spinach. So easy and tasty. I saw the idea of peas, I'll have to try that next time. It's a keeper

  • tjbrooks79
    Jan 11, 2017

    YUM! I also make these with peas instead of broccoli and add ham and mushrooms with the chicken. Both ways are delicious!!!!

  • mamaspring2
    Sep 23, 2016

    My teenage daughter loves these! To her, it's a hand-held meal, and she calls them pasta tacos. I use light Alfredo sauce to lighten them up a bit, and add some diced onion and mushrooms sauteed in garlic to boost the flavor. Definitely a keeper.

  • DWare5883
    Apr 7, 2016

    Really easy to make and tastes great.

  • purplewendy
    Dec 10, 2015

    I have made this several times. Everyone loves it. Even the kids. Made it for a friend, the day they moved into new home. And her picky son loved it. Next time I would like to try it by mixing it with a small pasta and mixing it all up like "menicki" did. I always use a rotisserie chicken.

  • gtj001
    Oct 9, 2015

    Quick, easy, delicious!