Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells

the other day i had 2 girls from work over for lunch. lucky for them i made pesto chicken stuffed shells the night before :) i make these stuffed shells ALL THE TIME. they are so easy and SO delish! give them a try!! you will be SO glad you did :)

jen & shannon

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells
source: what's cooking chicago?

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.

*i add spag sauce to the shells while baking- i've found it keeps them from getting dry!




Michele said...

Love that you're adding pictures now...woo hoo! Gonna try that recipe one day.

Kasey Lynne said...

I love anything pesto so I will definitely be trying this recipe out!