Monday, April 4, 2011

Chicken Pesto Stuffed Shells

Where to begin? These shells are AMAZING! They are filled with a mixture of cream cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, chicken and pesto. Little bites of heaven. They will definitely be made again and again. We LOVED them!

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells
Recipe from Joelen's Culinary Adventures

12-16 jumbo pasta shells water for boiling pasta
4oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese + 1/4 cup for topping
3 tablespoons prepared pesto (homemade or store bought)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over high heat, boil water and prepare pasta shells as directed on package. Cook pasta shells only until al dente. The pasta will finish cooking when the dish is baked. Drain the pasta shells and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, except the 1/4 cup of cheese for the topping. Fill the pasta shells with the filling and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese over filled shells.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake shells uncovered for 30 minutes or until shells are bubbling hot and cheese melts.


teresa said...

they look incredible! love the flavors.

Flourchild said...

Im usre these taste wonderful! I love how cheesey they look!!

Shelby said...

yummy! I have never done anything with shells but stuff them with cheese and cover in marinara! This looks so good I am going to have to stray from my path! ;)

Julie said...

I'd have a hard time sharing these...yum!

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