Nov 09
Guest post from I Was Born to Cook2 Comments

Happy Wednesday to everyone! I am happy to say that I have already made some new dishes in my new kitchen, I can’t wait to share all the recipes with you! Today’s guest post is from Melissa from I Was Born To Cook. Her blog is full of mouth-watering Italian dishes, but that is not the only thing she blogs about. Check out her Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats, her Pumpkin and Sausage Baked Pasta, and her Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken. I can’t wait to try these shells she is sharing with us today!
Hi! I’m Melissa from I Was Born To Cook. I’m excited to be here as a guest poster for Krissy – her blog is terrific, as you all know :)

I’ve been focusing a lot of quick and easy dishes lately. Plus, anything that involves using leftovers is also a bonus in my book, since I believe food should never go to waste. This meal is perfect for those busy days/nights that we all have (plus it can be made ahead, and frozen!) and involves leftover chicken, which many people have asked for ideas about using up before. I always have some of my marinara stashed in the freezer, so it’s easy to pull out for dishes like this. You could even add spinach, artichokes or broccoli to get your veggies in. Hope you enjoy this original recipe of mine!
Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Shells
20 large pasta shells, cooked al dente

marinara sauce

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 cup shredded provolone cheese

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

1 large boneless chicken breast, cooked and shredded

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

grated pecorino romano cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix ricotta, provolone, basil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add chicken and mix.

Cover the bottom of a 9×9 pan with marinara. Carefully stuff each shell with cheese mixture and place each in pan. Top with mozzarella and pecorino romano, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until pasta starts to brown and cheese is melting.

Serves 4.

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2 Responses to Guest post from I Was Born to Cook

  1. The recipe looks mouth watering. My kids love italian dishes and this one looks like a real crowd pleaser.

  2. These look great! I’ve never made stuffed shells with chicken, fabulous addition. Great guest post!

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