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Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells are made with jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cheese and chicken and topped with creamy alfredo sauce.

Stuffed Shells is a classic recipe that has been enjoyed around the family table for years. I decided to take the classic recipe for stuffed shells, the one that is very similar to lasagna, and turn it into a version that more closely resembles another classic, chicken alfredo made with my homemade Creamy Alfredo Sauce. The end result is cheesy, comforting, delicious, and promises to be a recipe that your family will ask you to make over and over again.

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Craving a hearty, comforting dish that’s sure to satisfy the whole family? Look no further than cheesy chicken alfredo stuffed shells! This classic recipe combines tender pasta shells overflowing with creamy cottage cheese and chicken filling, all smothered in a rich and decadent alfredo sauce. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for weeknight dinners, potlucks, or a cozy weekend meal.

How to Make Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Shells

Here is a brief overview of how these cheesy chicken stuffed shells come together. For the full recipe including all measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Cook the shells. Follow the directions on the package to cook your pasta shells until they are al dente.
  2. Sauté the mushrooms. In a small non-stick skillet, cook the mushrooms until browned, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Make the filling. In a large bowl, combine the shredded cooked chicken, cottage cheese, softened cream cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Season with Italian seasoning add in an egg, slightly beaten. Stir to combine.
  4. Put it all together. Pour half of the Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. Fill the shells with the filling, then arrange the shells on top of the sauce. Top with remaining sauce. 
  5. Bake the shells. Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes, then top with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese and bake uncovered for 8-10 minutes longer, until the cheese has melted. Enjoy!
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Cooking Chicken

This recipe calls for pre-cooked shredded chicken. My favorite way to make shredded chicken is in the slow cooker. Here’s my recipe for Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken. You can also make it in the instant pot! Another alternative to keep things quick and easy is to buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shred it up. You can shred cooked chicken using two forks or your stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Yes, your stand mixer is the perfect tool for shredding up chicken!

plate of easy slow cooker shredded chicken with two forks

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce

My recipe for homemade alfredo sauce is simple to make, creamy, and full of flavor. It is perfect with fettuccini and in this stuffed shells recipe.

You can use any Alfredo sauce that you like, but I’d recommend using my recipe for classic Creamy Alfredo Sauce. It is quick to make, and there’s something about homemade alfredo sauce that is so much better than any jarred alfredo sauce you’d buy at the grocery store.

bowl of creamy alfredo sauce and pasta with tongs

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Variations

One of the best aspects of this recipe is that you can make it your own by throwing in add-ins like spinach or even swapping out the chicken for something like sausage or leaving the meat out altogether for a vegetarian option.  

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

You will get about 20-25 stuffed shells from this recipe. These Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells are so comforting and delicious, I have no doubt your family will love them. If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Other Great Pasta Recipes

  • Easy Baked Meatballs and Pasta
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Spicy Chicken Rigatoni {Like Buca Di Beppo}

If you make this alfredo stuffed shells recipe or any of my others, I’d love to know what you thought!

Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

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Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

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Cheesy chicken Alfredo stuffed shells are made with jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cheese and chicken and topped with creamy alfredo sauce.

Course Main Course, pasta

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 50 minutes Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20-25 jumbo shells
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (here’s my recipe for Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken)
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups Alfredo sauce (recipe here)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook shells according to package directions.
  • In a small non-stick skillet, cook mushrooms until browned, about 8-10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine shredded cooked chicken, 2 cups cottage cheese, 4 ounces softened cream cheese, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Season with Italian seasoning. Add in 1 egg, slightly beaten.
  • Pour half of the Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
  • Fill the shells with the filling, then arrange the shells on top of the sauce.
  • Top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes, then top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and bake uncovered for 8-10 minutes longer, until the cheese has melted.
  • You’ll have enough filling for about 20-25 jumbo stuffed shells.
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