Justina's cheesy southwest chicken stuffed shells. These stuffed shells are loaded with cheesy chicken spinach goodness! It was a welcomed change from my usual italian Stuffed pasta shells go great with breadsticks and a green salad! Cheesy stuffed pasta shells are one of our family's big fat favorites.
Whenever a dish looks so impressive, tastes so good and is so easy to make, we call it a win. 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. You can cook Justina's cheesy southwest chicken stuffed shells using 11 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Justina's cheesy southwest chicken stuffed shells
- Prepare 3/4 cup of milk.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese.
- Prepare 1/4 tsp of black pepper.
- It’s 2 cup of shredded mexican blend cheese.
- It’s 1 tsp of paprika.
- You need 12 large of stuffing shells.
- You need 1/2 can of black beans ( drained ).
- Prepare 1/2 can of corn ( drained ).
- Prepare 1/2 can of diced tomatos w/ green chillies (drained).
- Prepare 8 oz of pkg cream cheese.
- Prepare 2 of boneless chicken breast ( cooked & shredded).
Join Amy as she makes her famous Southwest Stuffed Shells. This recipe is a take on the classic Stuffed Shells but uses southwest flavors. This is my own personal recipe. I'm very proud of it because I am still a beginner cook and it was the first recipe I created.
Justina's cheesy southwest chicken stuffed shells instructions
- sprinkle chicken breasts with 1/2 of the paprika & cook in oven about 45 minutes set aside.
- Meanwhile/ boil pasta till slightly tender rinse with cold water then set aside.
- in small sauce pan melt cream cheese on low, stir in parmesan cheese pepper, and milk untill smooth.
- in mixing bowl combine chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and 3/4 cup of the sauce. carefully stuff shells and arrange on 9×13inch lightly greased baking dish.
- pour remaining sauce over shells top with shredded cheese and sprinkle with remaining paprika.
- cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Cook pasta shells according to package directions for al dente. Fill cooled shells with chicken mixture. Pour white sauce over shells and drizzle rest of marinara over top. These cheesy spinach stuffed shells are a family favorite! Rock your weeknight dinner routine by making the shells in advance.