Chicken- and Spinach-Stuffed Shells

Chicken- and Spinach-Stuffed Shells

Enjoy these cheesy pasta shells stuffed with chicken and spinach - perfect for Italian dinner.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

18
large pasta shells (from 16-oz package)
1
container (15 oz) whole-milk ricotta cheese
1
large egg, slightly beaten
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
cups Green Giant® frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup chopped cooked chicken
1
jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cool water; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, egg, Parmesan cheese, spinach and chicken.
  3. Spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce in bottom of 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon about 2 tablespoons ricotta mixture into each pasta shell. Arrange shells, filled sides up, on sauce in baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over stuffed shells.
  4. Cover dish with foil; bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Italian cheese blend. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings (3 shells each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Make-Ahead:
Make as directed through step 3. Cover tightly and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Add 5 to 10 minutes to the first bake time before topping with cheese.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 570
    • (Calories from Fat 250),
  • Total Fat 28g
    • (Saturated Fat 15g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 120mg;
  • Sodium 1330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 33g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.