Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

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This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes.  I actually made it for him on our 2nd date!  I had made this in advance, so I wouldn’t have a mess in the kitchen when he arrived over my place.  As we were hanging out, he asked me what I was making.  I asked “do you like alfredo”?  And his answer…”I don’t like alfredo, it’s not my favorite.”  I thought to myself, “Crap, he’s going to hate this dish.”  I needed to impress him…I told him not to worry, because the tomato sauce with the alfredo will be great.  If all else fails, I could win him over with the dessert I made (Brownie Bottom Cheesecake).  Outcome:  Bob LOVED it.  I should say DEVOURED it.  I must have won him over that day, because he stuck around and now we are married!  They always say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  

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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 jar (16 oz) alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar (or mozzaerlla) cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan
  • 21 jumbo pasta shells, cooked
  • 1½ - 2 cups spaghetti sauce (optional, but I love the combination of alfredo with tomato sauce!)
  • Salt/Pepper to season (if needed)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix alfredo, chicken, broccoli, and cheeses.
  3. Spoon mixture into pasta shells.
  4. Grease 13 x 9 baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
  5. Evenly spread spaghetti sauce on bottom of baking dish.
  6. Arrange shells in baking pan.
  7. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until heated thru.
Remember that the noodles need to be cooked prior to stuffing. I usually like cooking them 1-2 minutes under what the package says, that way they will fully cook when baking in the oven!

This recipe can easily be altered to your liking. One easy filling addition -- chopped cooked bacon!

Tip #1You can prep all items in advance, right up to the point of baking.  Keep covered in refrigerator until you are ready to bake. 

Tip #2:  Own a cookie scoop?  Use your cookie scoop to easily stuff your shells! 

Tip #3:  You can freeze this!  Just pre-assemble all the noodles with the filling.  Freeze stuffed noodles without the red sauce.  Then, thaw when ready to bake!

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  1. Looks yummy!

    • I don’t know where to comment… But I made this tonight for the first time and everyone LOVED it !!! Thanks so much :)

      • Thanks for taking the time to comment! So glad everyone enjoyed… :)

        • Found your recipe, but didn’t have any chicken. Made it with shrimp and it was INCREDIBLE. Just thought I’d post in case anyone else doesn’t have chicken on hand :) thanks so much- no leftovers with this one!!!!

          • I also use mix veg as my husband don’t like broccoli I also mint the spaghetti sauce. It’s a winner in my house.

        • Hi, this looks great! I’m sorry but I’m a little confused on the sauce. In your pictures you never mixed the sauces and in the final product when the mix is in the shells I don’t see where you mixed in the spaghetti sauce? Is it mixed in and I just can’t tell, bc I feel like I would be able to see it?? Please help. .lol , I’d like to make this asap:)

          • The red sauce is used as a base on the bottom of the pan to help it not stick. It’s not actually inside the shell mixture. Hope this helps. Any other questions, let me know! Let me know how it turns out when you make it! :)

        • What brand of jar alfredo? Brand of tomato sauce? I find there is such a difference in tastes. Thanks

          • It really varies on your personal preference. I have used Classico brand.

          • Sue anderson says:

            I think Paul Newman makes a very good marinara sauce.

          • Stephanie says:

            The red sauce is in the bottom of baking dish. The alfredo is in the mixture with cheese chicken and broccoli

          • Stephanie says:

            I used Olivo Classico roasted garlic red sauce and Classico roasted garlic alfredo

        • Lindsay says:

          I love this recipe, and it’s one of the few “different” dishes that my stepson will eat. He is always asking for it. I started experimenting and found that substituting vodka sauce in place of spaghetti sauce is actually very good too! Thanks for adding to our dinner options!

        • Your recipe instructions were on point and the meal turned out just right. My family loved it.

        • It won’t let me leave my own comment but wanted to let know you I just made this tonite and it is definitely now one of my all time favorite meals!!!! Thank you for the recipe. It is truly amazing and my whole family loves it

      • Did you use the tomato sauce as well ??? Just seems a little weird mixing both sauces !!!

        • Yes, both sauces! The combination of the sauces (I think) is amazing !!

        • Your not mixing the sauces. The tomato sauce just sits in the bottom of the baking dish and the shells “sit” in it. Just adds a touch of flavoring when you take them out to serve. The tomato sauce is not “mixed” with the Alfredo sauce.

  2. I want to make all of your food! These look divine!

  3. Made this recipe and my husband loved it! Thanks for all the great recipes!

  4. This was amazing! My four kids loved it too, which is amazing itself!

  5. Reblogged this on Love, Music & Inquisition..

  6. I added garlic, salt oregano, black pepper and basil to this with a Fettuccini sauce in the bottom and it was fantastic! Instant family favorite!

    • I love using black pepper as well! I also use crushed red pepper too on mine, as I love a spicy kick. My husband, not so much… :) Glad everyone enjoyed. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  7. Excellent Recipe! Made it for our Bible Study class and there was nothing left!

  8. Your work and pictures are beautiful. They looks so good and I have posted a few on my website and my friends and family go nuts over them. They praise your work all the time. Everyone rants over how great your recipes. I love that they always turn out perfect!
    I want to thank you for the really wonderful comment you left on my page. I can’t answer the comment for a couple more days as I am “facebook” jail. Thank you again you made my evening :)

    • Thanks. I appreciate that you will be adding the link to route back to here on your page. Glad to hear everyone enjoyed the recipe. Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

  9. Ok…my first try. I forgot the broccoli. I guess it’ll be on the side. It’s still in the oven, but it was SO easy! I also added garlic powder, onion powder, parsley and oregano. I’ll update when we’ve all tried it!

  10. Eliza DeLoera says:

    Awesome dish!

  11. Very yummy

    • Just looking at the picture makes me hungry! My husband is off of work this weekend, I should surprise him and make this dish for him again! :) Thanks for taking the time to comment — so glad it turned out great for you and your family!

  12. I’ve never made stuffed shells before. This is a silly question I’m sure, but do I pre-cook the shells? Or do they get stuffed as is?

    • Yes, they should be pre-cooked. Just boil the noodles for 1 minute under the cooking time on package. Then drain, run under cold water – this will stop them from cooking as well as make them easier to handle when you stuff them. Then, when they bake, it will fully be cooked and delicious! Hope this helps! :) Let me know how they turn out once you make!

      • Thank you for the quick response! Common sense told me that was the case, but I had to ask anyway.
        Thank you for the recipe, it looks awesome. Can’t wait to try it! :)

  13. Brenda Allsobrooks says:

    Making for Sunday dinner now. Instead of jarred Alfredo sauce, I am making an Olive Garden Alfredo sauce, w/a couple tweaks.
    I will post family’s comments.

    • That’s awesome!!! Let me know how it turns out! Is it the Olive Garden recipe I have seen on Pinterest? I haven’t tried that out yet…let me know if it comes out just like theirs! :)

  14. Halimah says:

    This looks really good! A friend of mine just posted this recipe on her FB page so I followed it back to this website and boy oh boy am I glad I did! You have plenty of delicious looking recipes that I can’t wait to make for my family of 6! I’m going to start with this one first!! :-)

    • Thank you so much for the comment! Let me know if you try out any of my other recipes! If you haven’t already, check out Sweet Dash of Sass on Facebook as well! Happy Cooking!!!

  15. Will this freeze well? I’m trying to make “make ahead” meals so it will be easier to cook when my husband and I are busy with a new baby….

    • I have never attempted to make and freeze in advance, because my husband devours all the leftovers. HAHA.. However, you totally could assemble everything just until the point of baking. Then, freeze the stuffed shells. When ready to bake, pull out of freezer and let sit out for 30 minutes to an hour. Then place a little extra sauce on bottom and lay all your shells in baking dish. Cover and bake until shells are fully warmed through. Congrats on the new baby! Are you having a boy/girl?

      • LOL! I’m sure if I was making them fresh my husband would do the same! I prepped the shells last night in an aluminum pan with the sauce and all. I’ll let you know how it turns out! Thank you! It’s a boy!

    • Just wondering how it turned out when freezing it? I’ve never froze noodles before but I’d love to try it

  16. Kathleen says:

    I wish you had a printer friendly option for your recipes!!

    • Currently, I am using, and it doesn’t allow me that option at this time. I do plan on moving my site over to allow me to do added options — this being one of them. This will definitely be something I add at a later date. Thanks so much for the feedback.

  17. Hey just a quick question do i mix the parmesan in the bowl as well or sprinkle ontop at the end?

  18. Adriana White says:

    omg this was such a big hit at my home it was so good that i am making it again as request of my husband!!!!

  19. Very Yummy! They were a hit with my family next time I will have to double it!

  20. I am so going to try this tomorrow, looks amazing :-)

  21. This was one of the best recipes I have ever made! I used a tomato vodka sauce on the bottom and drizzled just a little over the shells when I served it. Husband had three servings – it made enough to make a separate pan to send home with the daughter! This is amazing!!!

  22. Made for the first time for company. Little skeptical cause I don’t cook a lot, new recipe, and wanna impress friends. They loved it! First bite and they were talking how great it was! And how impressed they are in me. (They’re like my husbands other family, so it meant a lot) Definitely planning on making again!!

    • I’m so glad it turned out and everyone enjoyed!! That’s how I felt when I first made them for my husband and it ended up being a huge success! It is now a new family favorite for us!

  23. If I don’t like spaghetti sauce do I just put Alfredo sauce in the bottom, of the pan, instead?

  24. May I ask what brand of Alfredo sauce you used or is the best tasting one…Thanks

  25. Deborah says:

    Tried this tonight and this recipe was sooo easy and really delicious! I will definitely be making it again. :-)

  26. I was wondering how you cooked the chicken before hand. Did you cook it in a pan on the stove, bake it, dice it up at all, any tips on keeping the chicken from drying out too much??? Thanks

    • I would recommend either putting chicken breast in your crockpot with a little water/stock for a few hours. Chicken will easily shred. –OR– you can boil water and place chicken in the boiling water and let simmer until chicken is fully cooked. It will be still moist and will be very easy to shred or dice up. Hopefully that helps! :)

      • ARoberts says:

        I do mine in the crock pot on low for five hours in a can of beer. If I forgot to put it in then I boil it in chicken stock. Both result in easy to shred chicken.

  27. Thank you, it made me feel like I was doing something right :) I usually ruin any cooking trial, and the family had 0 complaints!

  28. The edges of my noodles got really hard. Any hints on what I did wrong? Otherwise delicious, everyone loved, even my pickiest. Thank you

    • I would recommend spraying non stick spray or greasing the sides of the baking dish. Also, I would make sure sauce is fully covering the base of dish and even rub up against the sides of the noodles. Sometimes, I even do a quick spray of non-stick spray over the noodles before baking. Hopefully that might help for next time! glad everyone still enjoyed!

  29. This looks absolutely A+Mazing. I would have never thought of mixing the flavors of spaghetti sauce and alfredo, but thinking about it my taste buds are exploding. Gonna go check out your facebook. I started one but so busy with two business and our home I barely have time to update it ( but would love to share some of your recipes on there for my followers :)

  30. krystal davis says:

    Do you boil the shells al donte or softer before stuffing them like you would for nobral stuffed shells?

  31. Made this and it was yummy. I do have one question though, how do you keep the top of the shells from drying out?

    • You could try spraying the tops of the noodles with nonstick spray or drizzle with olive oil. Also make sure you have enough sauce on bottom of dish covering up bottoms. Or depending on oven, potentially shorten up cooking time a few minutes. Hopefully that helps out. Let me know if any of those options work.

  32. Just wanted to say that both my husband and daughter dislike alfredo sauce and they both seriously enjoyed this dish. I think this will be my number 1 go-to dish! I used a rotisserie chicken and shredded the breast meat. OMG soooooo good!

  33. Amy Hackett says:

    My 15 year old found this recipe and asked me to make it. The whole family loved it! Thank you!

  34. Laura Maddox says:

    So pretty new cooker here…. Might be a dumb question, but do you cook the shells first?

  35. This looks delicious! Stumbled on your site through Pinterest and I will be looking over your other recipes and definitely making this recipe within the week. Thanks!

  36. Ann Scott says:

    I personally have found that if frozen chicken sits in a slow cooker with liquid all day then it is easier to shred. I decided today to put frozen broccoli and frozen chicken in the slow cooker all day with about 4 cups of water and 2 bullion cubes. Chicken was easier to shred and the broccoli was cooked. Putting it all together now for dinner tomorrow. Love this recipe! So easy!

    • Totally agree with cooking chicken in a crockpot. It makes shredding chicken so much easier!!! I’ve did the same thing when I last made this recipe as well as the Buffalo Chicken Dip! :)

  37. Jennifer Etzel says:

    I made this dish tonight for dinner and it was delicious! I cheated on the chicken…I used pre-cooked chicken and chopped it up. And I forgot shredded parmesan so had to use grated….But it was great – hubby went back for thirds! :)

  38. I sure hope I’m off my diet before our next church pot luck. I want to double the recipe and take this dish. I’d better take the recipe and your site information with me as I know other church ladies will be wanting to make it too. Thanks!!

  39. I am totally planning on making this recipe #Yum

  40. dmagistro says:

    I’m Italian lol and have heard of just about everything….especially pasta dishes…not this but omg looks amazing and am gonna throw this together tonight….I’m absolutely sure it’s gonna be a big hit….keep up the awesomeness ;-)

  41. I made this for dinner tonight. It was a big hit in my house..

  42. This is a stupid question, but do you steam the broccoli for this recipe? I’m not the best cook and I only ever roast broccoli so I just had to ask. :) Looks great – I’ll be making this tomorrow. Thanks!

    • You can either buy frozen broccoli and put into a medium pot with like an inch or two of water. Boil and cook covered for a few minutes. Then diced up broccoli. Or you can buy the frozen bag that you can microwave /cool directly from bag. Probably the easiest ways instead of going the fresh route.

      • I already had the micro-steam bags so I used that and chopped it up fine, seemed to work nicely! I have such a large family that I never go my the portions used in directions, I usually just eyeball it and sometimes I end up buying a little more than I need for a recipe, but I was surprised that I had the perfect amount of every item to make two large casserole dishes, packed full! It was a big hit, which is a tough one to do with 8 people in one house, two of them had special dietary restrictions… so to have not even one complaint, that is the best I can ask for!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  43. You cooked the chicken and broccoli beforehand? Fresh or frozen broccoli?

    • Yes, chicken and broccoli are pre cooked. You can use fresh or frozen broccoli , just needs to be cooked prior. In this dish, I usually just use frozen and cook /steam. Makes it a quick and easy meal to assemble in advance.

  44. Just saw this today… when I happened to already have some leftover chicken… my family can only handle so much chicken, so I enjoyed that this wasn’t a “chicken dish” it was a meal “that had chicken in it”! SO I made it, with a couple of little tweaks – I left some alfredo in the jar and water it down just a little so it wasn’t so thick, then use the cookie/ice cream scoop to spoon it over the shells after I had them in the pan, so they wouldn’t be dry, even smeared it around a little. Then I added a bit extra cheese over the whole thing and it had a real nice ooey-gooey-ness that was out of this world! Plus I made it with some garlic bread, just right to make it a complete success! Thanks for the idea, and on the perfect night, my family (of eight + a guest!!) LOVED every bit! I will definitely be adding your page to my faves and checking out the rest of your recipes <3

  45. I have italian sausage out for supper and showed this recipe to my husband for tomorrow and he said try it with the sausage instead of chicken. What do you think?

  46. It was great with sausage !

  47. lala brown says:

    I made this recipe for my boyfriend! He absolutely loved it! Thank you so much!

  48. I made this for dinner yesterday and it was just outstanding!!! I removed the foil and sprinkled some extra cheese over the top during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Thanks for a terrific recipe!!

  49. Made this tonight for my family. Used the red sauce base in the casserole dish and including an herb dip mix (finely chopped basil, oregano and black pepper) in the Alfredo sauce mixture as well as a sprinkle to top it with.

    My wife loved it (she was one that originally found your recipe). My picky 3 year old and my not at all picky 1 year old loved it as well. To be fair my one year old seemed to end up with more of it on her face than her mouth, but she was really making an effort to eat it with her fork, so, I think that counts as her liking it.

  50. Joanna Dadas says:

    What kind of chicken? Just breast or did u use rotisserie?

  51. What do you mean cooked broccoli? Is that steamed?

  52. Is the pasta cooked or raw before stuffing?

  53. Christie says:

    I made this last night for my boyfriend and myself. I made half the shells with chicken, half without as I’m a vegetarian. I took Connie’s advice and put cheese on top the last 5 minutes. These shells came out amazing!!! My boyfriend raved over them. Will definitely be making again. Next time I may have to double the recipe/

  54. Tabitha says:

    This are soooo good! My whole family is addicted and im making them right now!

  55. Where can I get jumbo shells.. Ive been searching and no luck! :(

  56. Do you have to bake the shells , or is it optional?

  57. How many people does it typically feed??

  58. do you think cream cheese would be a good substitute for alfredo sauce?

    • I wouldn’t recommend cream cheese by itself. If you wanted to use a substitute, I would use a mixture of plain yogurt and cottage cheese with a little extra Parmesan, black pepper and garlic. I’m not sure how the flavor would be but that could be an alternative.

  59. My husband made this last night for our family and we all loved it. He had leftovers for lunch and said it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  60. Chicken broccoli Alfredo stuff shells

  61. going to try this soon.

  62. Bethany says:

    If we opt out of the red sauce do we just make sure the bottom of the pan is coated well?

  63. My bf and I just made these for dinner and they were great! We didn’t have exactly what we needed; we didn’t use pasta sauce in the bottom of the baking dish, and we used a vegetable medley that steams in the microwave. Next time we’ll use more Alfredo in the bottom of the dish and less in the mixture. Thank you for sharing the recipe! It was super easy and delicious. We’ll keep this as a go-to for sure.

  64. I made this with canned spinach that I squeezed out because I didn’t have broccoli and it was amazing!!! Next time I will try the broccoli. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  65. Jayne Wittschen says:

    this looks really yummy. Did you use frozen broccoli?

  66. Cindi Pettigrew says:

    Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells. I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks!

  67. I just made this meal. Absolutely amazing. My son saw me preparing the shells and he made a barf sound because of the broccoli. I told him shut up you never ate it like this. He had seconds. Hands down this recipe is a keeper. Thank you. PS. I never leave comments, but I had to give you your props.

  68. Lindsey says:

    Going to try this tonight! If I can find the JUMBO shells!

  69. What brand of alfredo sauce do you use? This looks so good and I can’t wait to try it but I want a good sauce.

  70. Just made these tonight! Came out fantastic!

  71. Made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! I am vegetarian so I subbed mushrooms for the chicken – just chopped and sauteed the mushrooms for a bit. It tasted great!

  72. Would this be able to be made into a freezer meal at all? If so, what do you recommend?

  73. Made this tonight with the red sauce and it was AMAZING! I will most definitely make it again.

  74. Colleen says:

    Can this be frozen? And if so, would I prepare but not bake and then bake after thawed?

  75. Sarah B says:

    Just made this for the husband and I for dinner, and we LOVED it!!! Defently making it again :)

  76. It’s in the oven as we speak, can’t wait to try it!!

  77. These are amazing! I have made them at least 2-3 times a month and they are always devoured!

  78. richard says:

    Made last night , nothing left . Good stuff

  79. I made this tonight, very good but I made a few adjustment. I left out the broccoli and used Hunts diced basil,garlic & oregano tomatoes instead of spaghetti sauce. I covered the shells with more alfredo sauce and parmesan cheese ……………..

  80. Hi, I’m making this today but what would you suggest if I don’t want to use the spaghetti sauce base? Would I just spray it & lay my noodles or substitute the spaghetti base for Alfredo?

  81. Yummy!

  82. Camille says:

    Do you think this can be made in the crock pot?

  83. Can you substitute the spaghetti sauce with alfredo? I’m curious because I can’t have tomato sauces sadly.

  84. I can’t remember if I’ve commented on this before (I thought I did, but don’t see it now, so maybe I didn’t!), but I had to tell you that I made this for the first time a couple months ago, and it’s now on regular rotation in our household. =) I made a few changes (more cheese, more chicken, no marinara), and it’s perfect for us – thanks for the great recipe!

  85. I know I wrote here some time ago complimenting you on your recipe. Well needless, to say I’ve made this dish about 10 times since. Even though I’m making it right now I added some things I wanted to share with you. I cook the chicken and add some spaghetti sauce to it and simmer it down. This adds more flavor. I also filled my shells with all the goodies but i included some cilantro and jalapeños.

  86. Diane Hrach says:

    Great dish! I have switched the sauces just for a change .. Also have frozen before baking and after .. Takes less time to reheat after

    .. Also, instead of jumbo shells, have rolled up spoonfuls of filling in cooked lasagna noodles .. Used ricotta, provolone, Romano .. Basil, oregano, parsley .. Whatever on hand .. Use cumin, chili powder, cilantro, green chilies for southwest flavor .. Experiment!

  87. Jessica says:

    Since finding this recipe we have this meal in our family once every week or two. My husband loved it so much and bragged about it, seeing as how I just started trying to cook more since the arrival of our new son, but because of the bragging I’ve had to share the recipe with my parents and in-laws as well. I’ve kept the recipe exactly as it reads only started adding mushrooms to the mixture before stuffing the shells. One of the best meals we’ve had and it’s all thanks to you. Thank you so much for sharing!

  88. I HATE Ragu alfredo sauce :/ Very picky about that what are some other good ones?

  89. allison says:

    What would be some good sides to go along with this?

  90. Honestly, I am making this dish right now but I need some intake on how the spaghetti sauce really does taste with this dish. Do I leave it out or should I try it with? I don’t know what to do….

    • I know it might sound like a weird combination but trust me – tastes great. You can add just a little at the bottom during baking, then once you eat if you like you can heat up some sauce on the side to add more to your plate.

  91. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. I made this and it was wonderful. I also made extra and used my food saver to freeze the mix. All I had to do was thaw heat and make the noodles the second time. It was delicious!!!!

  93. This was a great recipe! No complaints! WIll definitely be making this again.

  94. I made this for the first time a couple of weeks ago, after months of having this bookmarked and always meaning to make it. My boyfriend liked it so much he told me to make it again just a couple of nights later! I made it exactly as written and it was delicious! Thank you.

  95. I’m going to try this dish with my family this week, It looks so good :) thanks for sharing :)

  96. Reblogged this on Mike Sylvester Realtor and commented:
    I can’t wait to try this.

  97. I made this tonight. Absolutely delicious.


  99. What about ricotta cheese you think it would taste good I make regular stuff cheese usually once a week and I love ricotta. I wonder if you put that in with chicken cheese broccoli with a Alfredo base if I would taste good. Hmm gotta try it!

  100. Rosemarie says:

    Delish!!! we loved it!

  101. Do we cook the broccoli before mixing it in with the rest of the mix? just to clarify lol

  102. darlene says:

    I was skeptical about mixing the sauces, but boy im glad i did it! This is a fantastic recipe! Delicious!

  103. I love this recipe I made this for my husband he isn’t to crazy for alfredo but he loved it I made it with alfredo and vodka sauce came out perfectly!!

  104. Anne Mulcahy says:

    Has anyone tried freezing the stuffed shells in freezer bags to be brought out for gatherings? Will the Alfredo sauce hold up?

  105. Anne Mulcahy says:

    Neve rmind. Should have read earlier entries first.

  106. I prepared this Sun. Cooked and ate it on Monday. We have NO leftovers! Thanks for posting!

  107. So how many calories is this?

    • Unfortunately, i dont have the calorie count for this. But it can vary based on how you make with (type of sauce etc), you can make it healthier by buying low fat cheese and alfredo sauce.

  108. LOVE this dish!!!! Made it a while ago and also added some cherry tomatoes. YUM!! Making again tonight…debating whether or not I want to add the spaghetti sauce or not. IDK. Didn’t the first time.

  109. Courtney G. says:

    Made this tonight!! It was yummy! The entire family enjoyed it.

  110. These are awesome, I’m Italian so we make alot of pasta dishes usually with red sauce. I just found a recipe for “olive gardens” Alfredo sauce it was easy n very good, I used that recipe to fill the shells along with my red sauce on the bottom. The only thing I altered was 1/2 cup cheddar and 1/2 cup mozzarella. I gotta say I’m excited for left overs, thank u for this recipe. The last time I changed traditional stuffed shells I did chicken parm stuffed shells sounds good right, not so much lol!

  111. Do i cook the chicken.

  112. How should I cook the broccoli?

    • You can steam it a pot with a little water for a few minutes. Or you can buy one of those steamable bags to put in microwave. Cook in microwave. Very easy that route!

  113. Brittany says:

    Do I cook the shells prior to adding all the ingredients inside?

  114. Kendra Darling says:

    I can’t wait to make this for dinner tonight. I will let you know what my family thinks of it.

  115. Michelle says:

    My sister found this recipe and asked me to make it one night. So over the weekend I did this is now my favorite recipe! Thank you for sharing with all of us ;)

  116. I made these for dinner last night… let me just tell you, they were DELICIOUS!! My husband has already requested they be put in our regular dinner menus. Thank you!!

  117. I made 72 of these for my potluck at work! They are a major hit! I used spicy tomato basil sauce for the bottom portion and I added extra cheese! Topped it with fresh basil before baking too!

  118. We loved this recipe so much the first time…. when we were deciding on what to do for Xmas Dinner my hubby was like Stuffed Shells!!! So that’s what’s for our Christmas Dinner….lol

  119. I made this dish but I used Ragu Creamy Mozzarella and all I can say is OMG Goooooooooooooood

  120. Valencia says:

    So sad I cant seem to find jumbo noodles anywhere!! :(

  121. Kila Holloway says:

    These chicken broccoli Alfredo shells are awesome. My family truly enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing. I will be looking forward to more of your recipes.

  122. Im making this as I type. I decided to add some ricotta cheese to the alfredo mixture as well. Im so excited cant wait to taste it!

  123. I loved this! So did everyone else! And super simple but yummy! Thanks

  124. These were very good, I did not use the red sauce. Instead of reg Alfredo sauce I used cheesy mozzarella sauce.

  125. Sounds great. I’m going to make it.
    Love your site.

  126. I have made this recipe twice before and it’s been a hit with everyone who has tried it. Is there a gluten free version of this recipe?

    • So glad this recipe has been a hit in your family too! Most of the ingredients are already gluten free. The main thing you would need to use gluten free pasta shells. For the cheese, you would need to buy cheese like Natural Sargento or Tillamook cheese (without the powdered coated stuff that is found on most shredded cheese packages). All classico brand red/white sauces are gluten free that I am aware of.

      • Is there any substitution suggestions for the pasta?

        • You could always put filling inside a crescent roll and bake? Similar to my chicken brocolli cheese pockets recipe that i have on website too.

          • Do you have any gluten free brand suggestions for the shells? I haven’t been able to find any in stores where I live.

          • I know sometimes the local grocery stores don’t have a large offering of gluten free products, but I would try places like Whole Foods. They would definitely have several offerings. Plus, you can find them on Amazon too. Tinkyada is one brand that makes larger shells gluten free – CLICK HERE!

  127. When placing the stuffed shells in the baking dish , do they go in face up showing the insides or face down. Also how many stuffed shells are there usually to stuff and how many servings does it make ?

  128. Hi I would like to make this for dinner tonight but with fresh chicken. How would you cook yours if you did it this way? Thanks in advance.

    • I would put chicken in slow cooker or cook chicken in a little boiling – this will make it easier to shred to stuff inside your shells and bake. You you can cook the chicken regular and dice up small to put in mixture for shells. Definitely do not put the chicken raw into the shells as it will take a very long time to cook – which would overcook your shells.

  129. Heidi Majewski says:

    Hi, can I switch out the broccoli for spinach?

  130. A friend shared this with me, and I love it! I was wondering if you’ve had the opportunity to calculate the nutritional info? Just wondering what the calorie count would be, fat g/serving, etc…

    thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • I have not had a chance to calculate out. honestly, it can vary pretty drastically depending on the type of alfredo and cheese you use. You can buy low fat alfredo and cheese to make it more healthly. As long as you eat just a portion size, in moderation, you should be good! However, these shells sure are tasty! :) Let me know if you end making them and how they turn out.

  131. Brittany says:

    I’m really excited to try this for dinner tomorrow night but I’m wondering how many lbs of chicken to buy at the store to get 2 cups of shredded chicken?
    Thank you!

  132. Lindsay says:

    Hi just wanted to say this looks amazing I am actually planning on making it tonight, but I had one question…how did you cook the chicken before hand? If you could let me know that would be great. Thank you!!!!

    • You can either put the chicken in a crock pot for a few hours with 1/2 cup – 1 cup of water. Then cook and shred. Or you can cook in a pan on stove with a little water and do the same thing. If you don’t feel like shredding, you can cook in a pan with a little dap of oil, then cook and Dice into small pieces.

      • Adrienne says:

        I was wondering what brand or variety of spaghetti sauce you prefer for this dish. My favorite brand is Preggo. do you use a four cheese sauce or original or one with mushrooms or a one with garlic and herbs? Or is it just a person preference? I just want to make sure I am using the sauce that will taste the best with the Alfredo sauce.

        • Basically any will work – it’s a personal preference. I have used 4 cheese and original before. Those are my personal fav!

  133. This looks delicious! Planning on making these this weekend, any recommendations on what to serve as a side? Was thinking potatoes or a salad?

    • I think any veggies or a salad would be perfect! I usually do a side salad and garlic bread! Or even extra broccoli on the side!

  134. These are delicious! I love the red sauce and the alfredo together!

  135. carolina says:

    Hello! I saw in your comments to put the chicken in In a crockpot with some water. i was wondering how much water and for how long I should cook it?

  136. carolina says:

    Hello! I am planning to make this soon and I was wondering how do I cook the chicken in a crockpot? How much water I add and for how long?

  137. Carolyn Hunt says:

    I am making this recipe now……however, I am going to add some fresh mushrooms in the mix…..I believe it will be yummy!!!!

  138. Huntnmama says:

    I made this for dinner tonight! Absolutely AMAZING!!!

  139. cheryl hession says:

    I made these tonight, we couldn’t stop eating them!! I used a zesty spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the casserole, so good!

  140. William Harrison says:

    I have made this dish twice. The first time my store didn’t have jumbo shells so I used manocotti. It was amazing. I made this the second time with the jumbo shells and it too was amazing. It is now one of my goto meals. It is a little time consuming but worth all the work.

  141. I’m going to make this tonight, My husband is mister picky and is turning up his nose..I’m sure he will love it…can’t wait to see the smile on his face after the first bite.

  142. Toni Mitchell says:

    Hi I was just wondering if the broccoli is fresh or frozen? Thanks!

  143. I made this, and actually did it two ways. Some with the alfredo sauce and the other with spaghetti sauce (not everyone in my family likes alfredo). And both ways turned out amazing! I also added a bit more cheese, personal preference. Will definitely be making this again!

  144. kaleena says:

    I forgot to precook the broccoli! Will it still be OK? They are already stuffed and ready to go in the oven;(

  145. I made this a little while back with some left over turkey I had frozen. I also did not cook my broccoli, but since my daughter doesn’t like it, I had only cut the buds off, so that part worked out fine. I used the Ragu Garlic & Parmesan Alfredo & I highly recommend it. This dish was delicious! However, I’m making it again tonight & realized that I grabbed a frozen pkg of pork instead of the turkey, so we’ll see how it turns out. I seen someone else had used shrimp & loved it, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the pork turns out as good. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

  146. This was fantastic! My 11 and 13 yr old loved it, even one of their friends who doesn’t like broccoli, and the neighbors liked it!! It was a hit.

  147. Melissa says:

    I can’t wait to make this. I am just wondering if you know how many calories and serving size? Trying to lose weight but I don’t want to deprive myself of so many things I love including everything in this!

    • It can vary depending on what brand of sauce and such you use. You can always buy light/reduced fat sauce and cheese to cut on calories.

  148. William Harrison says:

    I have made this three times. First I used manicotti (couldn’t get jumbo shells). It was amazing. I used the jumbo shells the second time. I prefer the manicotti. I like the fuller noodle. I am making this again todaay for a retirement party at work. I love this recipe.

  149. Chrissy says:

    I made this tonight it was soo good my husband found it and asked if I would make it everyone loved it I put more cheese on top when I put it in the oven and then when we ate it we used the pasta sauce on the bottom and put on top it was so good.

  150. I just substituted the broccoli with chopped spinach and omg it was probably the best meal I have ever made!!

  151. Hey, I just wanted you to know, your recipe was a huge hit with my family! They have already asked me to make it again! Thanks for sharing…

  152. Valerie says:

    I make this now once a week because its so good! My family loves it and my daughter who is a picky eater loves it too. But instead of the big pasta shells I use macaroni shells and it turns out to be a casserole instead but it still turns out amazing. We minus the spaghetti sauce.

  153. I tryed this last night and my family LOVED IT.. Thanks alot…

  154. These are amazing. My husband, who isn’t much of an chicken Alfredo guy, absolutely loved them. This is definately going into my favorite recipes box.

  155. My co-workers made this and it was good I’m making it tonight thank you!!!

  156. I just made this dish tonight and love it. The only thing I did differently was i omitted the red sauce just because I don’t like red sauce. So to keep the pasta moist I drzzled some olive oil on the bottom of the dish. I would have put a little Alfredo sauce on the bottom but I didn’t have any extra and I didn’t know if it would make it to rich. But the stuffed shells were amazing.
    Great recipe.
    I am going to try itnwit spinach next time.

  157. Jennifer says:

    These were SO good! Definitely a keeper. Thank you for the recipe.

  158. shonda Mac says:

    curious, did you cook the chicken at all before mixing all of the ingredients or just let the oven do the heavy work? I’ve never worked with pulled chicken before so i just wanted to be sure that it would be thoroughly cooked.

  159. Awesome. Kids loved it! Thank you!

  160. I will, I will, I will win my fiances heart even more after this dish. It’s been said, it shall be done.

  161. Jasmine says:

    I’m tryin this tonight but instead of Parmesan I’m using the hot pepper blend of cheese..I’m a spice kinda chick. Also adding in a little Cajun seasoning. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the idea.. Also is there a way I can add a pic for the finishing product?

  162. L McKay says:

    Love these. I do make my own Alfredo with a simple cheese beschemel sauce and I do add a littl ricotta cheese. After I mix it all up and stuff the shells, I freeze them for a few hours on cookie sheets. I can then throw them in freezer bags and pull for a single meal for a tumbling teenager or a whole meal for all of us. I prep the same way as the recipe states I just add a little extra oven time. Thanks for this recipe. It’s a fav in my house.

  163. Made this for dinner last night – my boys loved it! Thanks for sharing!!

  164. I have made rhis several times. Its yummy. Even in my spaghetti i mix red with alfredo sauce all the times its yummy. Love the combination . u can even make home made alfredo sauce cream cheese milk etc it even better .

  165. april spencer says:

    i tweaked it a bit. i used 2 jars of alfredo, one being bacon flavored alfredo………omggggggggg… was good as the original and with adding the bacon it was even better if that was even possible!!!! lol . best dish i have ever made and is a huge hit and a major request!!!!!

  166. I’m wondering your thoughts on layering them in a crock pot to finish cooking as I’d like to take them to work for lunch….think that’d work and what setting/how long would you recommend??

    Thank you, so excited to try this!!

    • You could but I’m unsure the time. I wouldn’t think that long since typically in oven you are baking just to heat through items. Maybe on low for an 1-2 hours.

  167. HeatherL says:

    I noticed you said that if you freeze it, don’t put the spaghetti sauce down first or freeze without the sauce or something. Why is that? Does the spaghetti sauce not freeze/thaw/cook well as a combo with this? Just curious. Thanks! Can’t wait to make this!!

    • It will freeze easier without the sauce.then when ready to cook you can just thaw and cook and then add sauce to bottom of baking dish at that point.

  168. Stephanie says:

    Third times a charm. I’ve tried 2 different recipes I’ve seen on Facebook and both came out horrible. This recipe was perfect. My whole family liked it. My picky 10-year old ate 5 shells (which is a lot for him).

    I made 4 small pans (5 in each) I’m a vegetarian, so I used vegetarian “chicken” for mine and it came out great. I made one regular pan without sauce on the bottom for my son and one with sauce on the bottom for my husband. My husband said he prefers no sauce, but I like the sauce.

    I used raw broccoli, chopped finely because my family prefers crunchy broccoli and it came out great. Thank you, this was a hit at our house and we’ll definitely be making it again.

  169. This recipe was so delicious! It rocked our household!!

  170. My first time making any type of shell dish and this recipe was FANTASTIC! The whole family enjoyed and I will be making it for guests this weekend. Thanks!

  171. I’ve made this quite a few times, it is absolutely delicious!
    I just thought I’d mention that I make this meatless all of the time and instead of chicken I always use a frozen bag of broccoli and cauliflower. It is just as divine and comforting!
    Just in case anyone wanted to know how it would work meatless.
    Thanks for the great recipe! My family LOVES this dish! :)

  172. Delicious!! If you are debating to make this with or without the marinara sauce… Definitely use it! I don’t think the dish would be the same without it, the combination is wonderful. Since the shells are cooked al dente, baking them in the marinara really sets off the flavor. I made this for a potluck at work and this was a hit. Yummy!

  173. Jessie Langone says:

    Since my husband and I are vegetarians, we made this without chicken and added spinach. Also didn’t have any shells on hand so made rigatoni and mixed it together in a baking dish, added fresh mozzarella on top and threw it in the oven. Delicious!

  174. I made this tonight the fam loved it thank you so much for the recipe!!!

  175. Sue Jackson says:

    One of my favorite recipes of all time! Thank you!

  176. I made this recipe last night for my big family and they LOVED it. I’ve tried many recipes on Pinterest and my family rarely like them, but this one is a keeper. I seasoned my chicken breasts with my house seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. I also added sharp cheddar along with the Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and it DELICIOUS. Thank you so much for sharing!

  177. Melissa says:

    Just made this tonight. It was a hit. Didn’t put the red sauce on the bottom but warmed some up on the side for anyone that wanted to add it. I must say, the red sauce complimented it very well. Will definitely make this again. Thank you for the delicious recipe!

  178. Lost this recipe and jumped threw hoops just to find this again. Love it!!!!!

  179. Natalie Abraham says:

    I seriously use this recipe all the time! We LOVE it.
    I can’t always find jumbo noodles, so I just make
    bowties, penne, or any other noodle really, and mix
    them in with the sauce/broccoli/chicken/alfredo sauce
    before putting it in the oven. I’ll cover the top with cheese
    and then just eat it like a pasta dish!

    SO SO GOOD. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE! I’ve shared it with my friends and they love it as well! <3

  180. Jaden Delaney says:

    I am making it for my family tonight. I am believe my dad will like it, he is super picky and doesn’t like to eat things that are out of his ordinary. It looks and small amazing while making it. I changed it up a bit by adding cut mushrooms and sauteing my chicken with some spices.

  181. Anna Saas says:

    By far the best dish I make. It takes me a two days to make it because I also make the tomatoes and Alfredo sauce from scratch. But it has been requested by every single one of my friends for their special birthday dinners since then (which my first time was in November 2015). I have had to make it 12 times since lol. Super delicious but not good for the waist line lol. Thank you again for the dash of sass in my dinner!

  182. This is the best recipes ever. My 2 of the 3 kids i have HATE broccoli,when I made this not only did they love it. They all three went in for 2nd. This recipe will definitely be used again. Thank you so much for sharing this with my family.

  183. Made this last night and it was wonderful!!! My husband loved it! What a great way to incorporate broccoli. I’d put some chopped spinach in as well.

  184. This is a simple easy recipe, especially for a beginner recent grad of college who has to cook (most of my food was bought/frozen). Recently, I’ve been taking chances at different recipes and for any beginner who knows how to at least cook chicken this is very easy. I made this for my family and the serving size was very accurate to the amount. It is a little messy but its worth it in the end, and what’s cooking without a little mess? Try it out and you won’t regret it. I’m certainly not the best chef but if I can do it than anyone can do it and your taste buds will like you for it!

  185. I’m a little late to the party but I must say… this is the best pasta dish I have ever made. I, like others, was a bit skeptical of using both marinara and alfredo sauces in the same dish, but I am so glad I followed the recipe. They go together so well. I made it just a few days ago and am already looking forward to making it again. My boyfriend can be picky at times, especially with pasta, but he actually called this “wow worthy”!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  186. Probably a dumb question, but do you cook the chicken before you bake it?

  187. I make this all the time now. It’s one of my all time fav recipes!

  188. My whole family loves this recipe. There are often up to 13 of us lol. You are awesome for sharing this yummy recipe with all. Thank you bunches.

  189. Veronda says:

    I’m only 15 and I cooked this for my family tonight they really loved it and, they suggested me to do it again thanks for the wonderful recipe. I used four cheese alfredo sauce but thank and I will come back for more wonderful recipes.

  190. Jessica says:

    Can you use canned chicken for this or does it have to be fresh chicken?

  191. Cindy C says:

    Changing broccoli to spinach and just using red sauce. Don’t like Alfredo sauce or broccoli.

  192. This is absolutely delicious!! I prefer homemade Alfredo sauce and I will sometimes add bacon into the mix as well. For homemade sauce I use:

    A pint of heavy whipping cream, two tablespoons butter, 4 tablespoons cream cheese, and two cups of mozz cheese and a half cup of parm cheese. I also add two cloves of garlic, and some pepper. Heat the whipping cream, butter and cream cheese on low and slowly add the cheese until melted.

    The red sauce was a super delish idea, never would of thought of tha if not suggested in this recipe.

  193. What brands of Alfredo sauce does everyone recommend I have tried only one and it was not that pleasing.

  194. I am making this now and it smells so yummy! To try to make things easier, I bought frozen broccoli cuts and let them thaw out. I also bought pre marinated chicken that is seasoned with an Italian marinade. Since I had so much red sauce leftover, I also placed some on top of the shells before I placed them in the oven. Cannot wait for dinner tonight! :)

  195. Kaeleigh says:

    How do you recommend cooking the chicken?

  196. Ruth Sol says:

    Terrific recipe, easy and tasty. Making it for a second time. It freezes well but get it in the freezer fast so someone doesn’t eat the leftovers as an evening snack.

  197. I made this for my family, all I can say is… AMAZING!!

  198. How do you make these so neat and clean??? When stuffing the shells I end up making a huge mess and by the time I’m done I can barely see the shell! And it’s all over my hands!

  199. Hi, would you still boil the shells a bit, if you plan on freezing them?

  200. Thank you for sharing


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