Tre Stelle® Chicken Stuffed Cheese Shells

You’ll be surprised how delicious and light these stuffed pasta shells are made with ground chicken.
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Cheese: Ricotta   Course: Pasta

Makes 4-5 servings

INGREDIENTS

20 jumbo pasta shells

1 clove garlic, minced

1 small onion, chopped finely

1 tbsp | 15 mL
olive oil

1 package | 450 g
ground chicken

1 cup | 250 mL
Tre Stelle® Ricotta Cheese, drained

3/4 cup | 175 mL
Tre Stelle® Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

2 tbsp | 30 mL
Tre Stelle® Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 tbsp | 15 mL
fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 tsp | 1 mL
ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp | 2 mL
salt

1/4 tsp | 1 mL
black pepper

1 jar | 700 mL
Your favourite tomato based pasta sauce

Additional Tre Stelle® Grated Parmesan Cheese for garnish if desired

PREPARATION

Add olive oil to a medium skillet; add onions and garlic and sauté until onions
are transparent; approximately 15 minutes. Add ground chicken and sauté until chicken is cooked; approximately 25 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

Cook the pasta shells in a large pot of boiling salted water until just before al denté, drain and set aside.

In a large bowl combine Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan, parsley, beaten egg, ground nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add cooked ground chicken. Spoon chicken/cheese mixture into shells and place them in a baking dish. Spoon pasta sauce over shells. Cover and bake for
30 minutes. Sprinkle with addition Parmesan if desired.

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Created By: Tre Stelle Kitchen

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