Garlicky chicken and broccoli stuffed shells

Heather Disarro

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Change up the traditional stuffed shell recipe by adding chopped chicken and broccoli. Topped with a healthy and creamy sauce, this is one divinely decadent dinner you can feel good about serving your family.

Garlicky chicken and broccoli stuffed shells

Garlicky chicken and broccoli stuffed shells

Serves 6


  • 1 pound jumbo shell pasta
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Cook jumbo shell pasta according to package instructions to al dente, about 9 minutes in salted boiling water.
  3. Finely chop the chicken and broccoli and mix well.
  4. When the shells are done, remove carefully with a slotted spoon to a clean dry towel to cool before handling.
  5. When the shells are cool enough to handle, stuff with the chicken and broccoli mixture, about 1-2 tablespoons per shell.
  6. Place the shells stuffed-side-up in the prepared baking dish.
  7. To make the sauce, add the cottage cheese, garlic, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese to a food processor and process until completely smooth.
  8. Pour evenly over the shells and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until the cheese on top is golden and bubbly.
  10. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.