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Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells with Bacon

These delicious chicken alfredo stuffed shells are a delicious and easy meal that can be made ahead!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken alfredo, chicken alfredo stuffed shells, easy make ahead meal, stuffed shells
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author ellyvegas1

Ingredients

  • 21 jumbo pasta shells
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided use
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 15 oz jar Alfredo sauce (I used roasted garlic flavor)
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spread 1/4 cup of Alfredo Sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Prepare pasta shells according to package instructions until al dente.
  • While pasta is cooking make the filling.
  • In a large bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, cooked chicken, italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Drain pasta and let it cool.
  • Fill pasta shells with ricotta filling and place in prepared baking dish.
  • Top the pasta with the rest of the alfredo sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and crumbled bacon.
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Notes

To make ahead: After filling the stuffed shells and placing them in your baking dish, you can refrigerate until dinner time, follow the baking instructions in recipe. 
Freezing: This recipe is not freezer friendly as the alfredo sauce will probably separate when thawing. You can freeze the stuffed shells by themselves just place shells on a baking sheet lined with foil and freeze for 1 hour. Transfer to a large freezer zip lock bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. If baking from frozen, assemble casserole according to recipe instructions in baking dish, cover fully assembled casserole with foil and bake for 40-50 minutes or until stuffed shells are heated through. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. 
Storing: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This recipe reheats beautifully and we though the leftovers tasted just as good!