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Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells by The Pioneer Woman

I love chicken Alfredo. I love stuffed shells. Ergo, I love Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells! That doesn’t mean I’m good at math or logic—it simply means I’m good at eating. This is a tremendously delicious baked pasta dish, and if you have all the ingredients at the ready, it’s really not hard to pull together! It’s also a great casserole to assemble ahead of time and keep in the fridge until it’s time to bake.

And it’s nice and rich, so it serves a good-sized family if you add in a salad.

Let’s make it together, friends!

Here’s the Cast of Characters. And if you could imagine MILK in that list, I would greatly appreciate it seeing as how I’m an airhead and forgot to add it.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then drizzle olive oil on a grill pan or skillet. Grill the chicken on both sides over medium heat until totally done in the middle.

Shred the chicken with two forks…

Until it’s totally shredded!

In another bowl, combine ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, and Parmesan.

Add grated mozzarella (and this is the supermarket stuff, not the fresh stuff)…

Two eggs (even though you only see one…)

Salt and pepper…

And minced parsley!

Next, add the shredded chicken…

And a little cream to make it stirrable…

And smush/stir it all together until it’s combined.

Now it’s time to make the Alfredo: Melt butter in a skillet and sprinkle over some flour.

Whisk it together and let it cook…

Until it turns a deep golden brown. This’ll take about 2 to 3 minutes!

Combine milk and cream and pour it in, whisking constantly.

Cook it until it bubbles up and thickens, 2 or 3 minutes.

Add some minced garlic…

Salt and pepper…

And plenty o’ Parmesan.

Stir until the cheese is melted!

Chop some basil and add it along with a little more parsley. Taste it and add more salt and pepper as needed. It should be nice and thick and miraculous. If it’s a little too thick, splash in a little more milk. If it isn’t thick enough, let it cook a bit longer.

Spread a little sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.

Use a spoon to fill each cooked shell really full with the chicken/ricotta mixture…

And place them face down in the pan with the sauce.

Then—you got it!—pour the sauce all over the top of the shells.

Top with more mozzarella…

More Parmesan…

Then bake it for about 25 minutes at 375 degrees! It needs to be golden on top and bubbling around the edges.

Sprinkle a little more parsley and basil on top…

And serve it up, 2 or 3 shells per serving!

I served it with salad greens, halved cherry tomatoes, and balsamic glaze.

And the girl was happy.


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Bob Lucas-Clark

I have transitioned from a successful corporate marketing career to starting a successful online business. My focus is helping people start their own online businesses. At the same time I am thrilled to have my own blog about one of my true passions: Cooking, Food & Wine. Enjoy my blog and thank you for stopping by.

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