Recipe to Repeat! Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

I was so excited to get the air conditioning turned back on but I knew I would have to do some work to keep from losing food.  Because I had not been cooking (even using the microwave most days) we had a lot of restaurant leftovers.  I had purchased a rotisserie chicken at Costco to help save money.  I think we actually had all eaten one meal from it.  I found this recipe and knew I wanted to try!  The really good news was that it also used up some other things like cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese.  I actually split this into 2 separate pans freezing one for later use.   Matt liked it so well that he asked how much trouble it was to make!  This is definitely a repeat but likely one that is made ahead of time in the summer.

I ended up using one jar of Alfredo  Sauce per pan mixed with 5 oz of melted cream cheese.  I also used one cup of mozzarella on each pan as well.

Ingredients

  • 22 ounces Alfredo Sauce  I used one jar but it was not very sauce per pan
  • 12 ounce jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breasts leftover rotisserie chicken works great for this recipe
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices bacon cooked until crispy and crumbled
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook the pasta shells to al dente, drain well.
  • Cook the bacon until it’s super crispy, drain well and crumble.
  • Dice the chicken.
  • Combine the jar of Alfredo Sauce with 5 ounces of melted cream cheese.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced chicken, ½ the mozzarella cheese, 3 ounces of cream cheese, cottage cheese, bacon and powdered ranch mix.
  • Ladle a small amount of sauce onto the bottom of the casserole dish. Stuff the shells witht the chicken mixture and line them up in the baking dish.
  • Pour the remaining sauce on top of the pasta shells, sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the casserole dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake until hot and bubbly!
  • To brown the top of your casserole, remove the foil and place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

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