Friday, July 15, 2011

Recipe ::. Chicken & Spinach Stuff Shells

I got this recipe from one of my good friends in my mom group. In fact, this was the meal she brought me after my 2nd daughter was born. We all loved it so of course I had to ask for the recipe. This is a great freezer meal also! I was out of town for 4 days and hubby had to (gasp!) watch the girls the entire time. One night he baked one of of my freezer meals of this and LOVED it!!

Chicken & Spinach Stuffed Shells

16 oz. package large pasta shells
2 15 oz. containers ricotta cheese (I use part-skim)
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 lb bag frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed and drained
1 deli rotisserie chicken, chopped
2 jars pasta sauce
2 cups shredded italian cheese blend

1. Heat oven to 350F. Cook and drain pasta according to box directions, rinse with cool water and drain again.
2. In large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, egg, parmesan cheese, spinach and chicken

3. Spread 1 cup of pasta sauce of the bottom of two 9 X 13 glass baking dishes
4. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of ricotta mixture into each shell
5. Arrange shells filled side up in dish

6. Add remaining sauce on top of shells

* When I made this I was cooking for my daughter and I so I decided to freeze most of this recipe. I placed foil in glass baking dishes and continued with recipe until bakin step. I placed pans freezer until they were frozen then I removed from baking dish and wrapped completely in foil. You can also use disposible baking pans, but I didn't have any on hand.
7. Salt & pepper if desired
8. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes
9. Sprinkle with italian cheese and bake uncovered for 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted


To reheat from frozen: Place (frozen) foil packets in a baking dish and bake at 350* until warm. Then uncover and top with cheese. Bake additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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  1. mmm..yummy! You always have the yummiest recipes!!

  2. Looks so good, thanks for linking to Bacon Time. Following you with GFC, can't wait to see what you shre next week.

  3. They look so yummy! The recipe sounds delicious too! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  4. These look scrumptious! I just loved stuffed shells, and this looks easy enough for me! Thanks for showing off!


  5. Those look delicious. I love stuffed shells and have never made them this way. Thanks for linking up at Flash-Back Friday

  6. ooh that looks delicious, I'll be adding this to my recipe collection for certain and thank you for including insrtuctions form forzoen - that is really handy as I like to cook ahead and freeze for busy working weekdays

  7. Oh wow! That sounds delicious - and perfect for a freezer meal!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. This recipe is a keeper! I am a new fan following you from the weekend hop via GFC.


  9. That recipe looks soooo good! Can't wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  10. Love your blog! It would be great if you came and linked some of your ideas to Lovely Little Snippets!

  11. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing your great recipe. :)

  12. Hmm.. These look delicious!!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!

  13. I linked here from Little Rays of Sunshine because this recipe sounded so great... looking at it in full, it looks even better! Thanks for sharing!

  14. So yummy! I love pasta & I've got to try this. Thanks so much for linking it up to Fabulous Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

  15. Me again! It's my pleasure to feature you on my Fab Friday Favorites post tomorrow. Please feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button if you'd like.

    Warmly, Michelle


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