These chicken bacon Alfredo stuffed shells are perfect for Sunday dinner! Make this easy recipe with homemade sauce or favorite store-bought Alfredo sauce.
Sunday is meant for big dinners and delicious food. I don’t care if its breakfast, lunch or dinner – I want to eat on Sunday.
Especially in the winter – this is why I have winter pants and summer pants, not just because of the weather!
I love recipes like this one for chicken bacon Alfredo stuffed shells for a Sunday supper. So many of the components can be made ahead of time.
You can cook the chicken and bacon Saturday afternoon and then chop it all up. You can even make the sauce from scratch (or use a jar of Alfredo like I did here.)
Heck, you could probably even stuff all of the shells and put the whole casserole dish in the fridge until you’re ready to starting baking. How’s that for saving some time?
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Prepping ahead of time is one of the ways I find time to get out and enjoy myself. The key is a sharp knife and a plan. I haven’t been honing my knife skills for years for nothing.
I always figure out what needs to be cut or prepped and have it ready to go. I will do all of my recipe prepping before I start cooking, even if I’m just making some of the components for my next recipe.
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How to make stuffed shells
Make sure are you shells are cooked to al dente or a little less. If that’s not your cup of tea don’t worry – they will continue cooking in the oven.
Normally, I would use a plastic baggie when filling the shells. But that isn’t possible with this stuffed shells recipe. Instead, I use a tablespoon to carefully fill the shells with the chicken mixture.
Can you prep this casserole ahead of time?
You can prepare all of the ingredients the night before or prepare in bulk to freeze.
Assemble your casserole to the point of baking. Then cover it tightly with plastic wrap.
If preparing the night ahead, place the casserole dish in the refrigerator overnight and then bake according to the directions. If freeze, cover the plastic wrap with a layer of foil and place the unbaked casserole in the freezer.
Frozen casseroles will last approximately 3 months in the freezer.
- 12 ounce box Jumbo Shells
- 2 cups cooked, diced chicken
- 12 ounce package bacon, cooked and diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 16 ounce jar Alfredo Sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Cook jumbo shells according to package directions. Drain and lay out on parchment paper to dry.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine chicken, bacon, garlic and 1 cup of Alfredo sauce.
- In the bottom of a 9x12 baking dish, spoon 2 tablespoons of Alfredo sauce.
- Fill the shells with the chicken and bacon mixture and place in the baking dish on top of the Alfredo sauce.
- Pour the remaining Alfredo sauce over the stuffed shells. Top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Place baking pan uncovered in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and serve hot.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 133mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 31g