Last week I decided to search Pinterest for some new dinner ideas. Michael didn’t have any requests, so when I stumbled on a recipe from a blogger, Sweet Dash of Sass, I decided to try her recipe for Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells. (Now that’s a long title).
Her recipe called for the following ingredients:
- 1 jar (16 oz) alfredo sauce
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
- 2 cups cooked broccoli, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar (or mozzaerlla) cheese
- ¼ cup shredded parmesan
- 21 jumbo pasta shells, cooked
- 1½ – 2 cups spaghetti sauce (optional, but I love the combination of alfredo with tomato sauce!)
- Salt/Pepper to season (if needed)
Here is what I used:
- Kroger brand Alfredo starter mix
- Barilla Jumble Shells
- Cheddar Cheese
- Half a head of broccoli
- Chicken- cooked & shredded (I just eyed how much I thought Michael and I would eat)
- Three Cheese Spaghetti Sauce (Just enough to line the pan)
I honestly didn’t really look at her directions, but upon further reflection they were easy to follow. However, if you are super unfamiliar with cooking maybe confusing. Here is a breakdown of how I prepared them. (AKA here is where I started to just do what I wanted).
First, I trimmed the fat off of the chicken while I boiled water in a larger pan. When the chicken was prepped and the water was boiling I put the chicken in the pan to boil it.
While the chicken boiled, I chopped the broccoli and washed it. Then I put it in my rice cooker. It has an option for steaming that makes preparing our veggies super easy! While they steamed (there is a timer that turns it off when they are done) I made the Alfredo sauce.
Right as the sauce finished the chicken was done boiling. I put the sauce on a back burner and turned off the heat. Then I strained the chicken and put it in a mixing bowl. I refilled the pot and began boiling the water for the noodles.
As the noodles boiled I used two forks to shred the chicken. Then I put the broccoli and the Alfredo sauce in the bowl, along with the cheddar cheese. I mixed it all together.
When the noodles were done I drained them and let them cool for a few minutes. While I waited I poured spaghetti sauce along the bottom of a glass pan. Then I took the shells and stuffed them with the chicken mixture. I lined them up along the spaghetti sauce lined pan. Then baked them for like five minutes on 350 degrees.
After that they were ready to serve! I like mine plain, but I soooned the spaghetti sauce on top of Michael’s. I put together a fruit salad and dinner was done! It was delicious. We both absolutely loved it. This is definitely going to become a regular meal.
Side note: can we talk about how cute my Kate Spade pots & cutting board are?? I also have the pan set & muffin tins. I’m so obsessed 😍plus, the color almost perfectly matches my Kitchen Aid set.