Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

It’s time to figure out what we’re making for dinner! One of my favorite things to do is look around on Pinterest and see what recipes are out there for me to try, among other things. I’m sure I’m not the only one!

Check out this recipe that might be helpful tonight:

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

9x13 pan with jumbo shell noodles filled with chicken and broccoli alfredo mixture

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells include tender pasta shells filled with a cheesy shredded chicken and broccoli mixture and smothered in an easy homemade alfredo sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories: 769
Author: Lauren Allen

INGREDIENTS
12 ounce box Jumbo pasta shells
2 1/2 cups cooked chicken , shredded (I use rotisserie)
1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli , steamed and chopped
Alfredo sauce:
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic , minced
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/4 cups whole milk
2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese , divided
2 large egg yolks , beaten
salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions, just until al dente.
  • Drain from water and lay out on a large dish to cool, so that they don’t stick together.

Make alfredo sauce:

  • Combine butter, garlic, heavy cream and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  • Beat egg yolks in a small bowl. Add a spoonful of the hot milk mixture to the eggs, stirring to temper the eggs. Repeat with several more spoonfuls.
  • Slowly add the egg mixture to the saucepan and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, broccoli, and 1/2 cup alfredo sauce. Toss to combine.
  • Add a spoonful of alfredo sauce to the bottom of a 9×13” pan. Fill shells with a large spoonful of chicken and broccoli mixture and place in prepared pan.
  • Pour remaining alfredo sauce evenly over the shells. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 25 minutes or until warm and bubbly.

Next time try lasagna stuffed shells or pizza stuffed shells!


NUTRITION
Calories: 769kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1550IU | Vitamin C: 26.1mg | Calcium: 427mg | Iron: 1.9mg