Tre Stelle® Chicken Stuffed Cheese Shells
You’ll be surprised how delicious and light these stuffed pasta shells are made with ground chicken.Prep Time:
40 minutes Ready In:
1 hour or less Serves:
Makes 4-5 servings
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
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.