If you need a delicious dinner for your family then look no further. These Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells are a family-favorite and easy to make!
Try these amazing pasta dishes too- Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake, Creamy Pasta Primavera, Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Cajun Chicken Pasta.
I’m always looking for new dinner ideas. Of course, having a food blog I need new recipes to post. But way before I had my blog I loved searching for new ideas! I have countless food magazines, cookbooks and I’m a big stalker of food blogs too. 😉
I came across this recipe for Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells from Lauren’s blog Tastes Better From Scratch. (Her recipes are amazing so make sure to check out her blog!) I printed her recipe for these the minute I saw it and knew they were going to be awesome.
Shredded chicken and broccoli are combined with Alfredo sauce and stuffed inside jumbo pasta shells. So quick, easy and so good! I changed just a few things from her recipe. It was a busy day so I used store bought Alfredo to save on time. I know, I know- homemade is 100 million times better, so next time I make it I’ll be making the homemade. I also added garlic powder to the chicken for extra flavor. It was one tasty dinner and the leftovers the next day were even better!
Friends, these turned out so yummy and my family just loved them too. I make them on our monthly dinner rotation because they’re that good!
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells
- 1 box (12 ounces) Jumbo Shells
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (a rotisserie chicken works great for this recipe)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen broccoli florets (steamed then chopped)
- 1 jar (16 ounces) Alfredo sauce OR use the homemade Alfredo recipe below ( I highly recommend the homemade Alfredo sauce)
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 ¼ cups whole milk
- 2/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan
- 3/4 cup freshly shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook pasta shells according to package instructions, just until al dente. Drain water and lay shells out on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let shells cool completely.
FOR HOMEMADE ALFREDO SAUCE
- Combine butter, garlic, heavy cream and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- FOR STUFFING SHELLS: In a large bowl add chicken, garlic powder, salt and pepper and chopped broccoli. Toss to combine. Pour in 1 cup Alfredo sauce and stir together. Add a spoonful of Alfredo sauce to the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Fill shells with a large spoonful of chicken and broccoli mixture and place in prepared pan.
- Pour remaining Alfredo sauce evenly over the shells. Sprinkle tops with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until warm and bubbly. Serve and enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells”
Will this freeze well?
Hubby & I made this for Dinner tonight. And it was Totally Delicious. I’m not a fan of Alfredo Sauce. But this was again Totally Delicious. Next time we will make the Homemade Alfredo Sauce. I Never would of thought it was as Easy as it sounds to be. So will let you know of the Dish with the Homemade Sauce. Oh we did add the minced garlic in the jar 1/4 tea. And topped the Shells with sprinkles of cheese added more Zest…. Thank-you Enjoyed so Much 🙂 ING
My son doesn’t like broccoli can it be made with corn and still taste good?
Did you end up trying it with corn? That sounds pretty good
This was absolutely delicious! My husband did his happy dance while eating it and has requested me to cook this again next week! I made the sauce from scratch and I’m glad I did. I added a little bit of nutmeg and more garlic to my liking and it came out great! Five stars all around! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I made 10 of these for a freezer meal exchange this weekend. Tested one from freezer to oven and they were perfect! Great recipe!! (though that was a LOT of stuffing shells!)
Could you tell me what temp you baked out and for how long?
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until warm and bubbly. Serve and enjoy!
How long did you bake from the freezer?
Anybody else having trouble with the home alfredo sauce thickening?
You might have to add more grated Parmesan cheese to thicken up.
I usually add a bit of cream cheese to help thicken up alfredo sauce!
Made it for dinner. I didn’t have shells so I use manicotti. It was delicious. Have left overs for lunch.
how many servings did it make about do you think???
Made this dish for my family. It was very good my Alfredo sauce thickened on it own. I’ll make it again. Thank you for such a good recipe
Looks complicated but very easy and delicious too!
This is my second time making this and we absolutely love it
Delicious. .My husband really enjoyed it.I’m glad I
tried. A new recipe. ☺
This sounds really good!
I made this for dinner and my family loved it, it was so good
The shells looks gorgeous! I bet if we don’t use the shells at the end, this bowl is still incredibly delicious with chicken, broccoli and cheese
– Natalie Ellis
I didn’t want to stuff the shells, so I made it more like a casserole with rotini pasta mixed in. It was still delicious, but not quite as much work!
Made this for dinner, and both my husband and I loved it! I used fresh veggies (carrots and broccoli)I steamed them prior to adding them to the chicken mix. Will definately put this in the dinner rotation, and attempt to do these as freezer meals.
So happy to hear that, Meg! Glad it was a hit!
Did you try freezing these? if so, did they turn out ok?
I make chicken broccoli alfredo over fettucini as a comfort food often. I never thought to turn it into stuffed shells. I can not wait to make this next week.
Very easy to make. My son who is a very picky eater, loved it. Thank you for the recipe.
Thank you Shon!
I think it will be delicious dishes for my family. What can I use instead of broccoli?. Thanks for an excellent sharing.
To make it more adult: Replace part of the mozzarella with shaved parmesan. Add a lot of pepper and a tiny skosh of nutmeg to the filling mixture. As a smart woman said below, remove the foil for the last few minutes to let it brown. I would serve with diced tomatoes on top, because I like that sort of thing.
can you come up with a lasagna not using ricotta cheese or any cream cheese
with a nice meat sauce instead, Husband does not like the cream cheeses variety at all
Thank you so much for the recipe. I’m gonna try it tonight!
What brand of Alfredo sauce is your favorite? I only tired the Great Value in the past and NOPE! But I don’t want to make my own either! LOL!
Angela, I really like to use the Bertolli brand Alfredo sauce when I don’t have time to make my own 🙂
I’ve been dying to try this. Finally made it tonight, and it was a huge hit. My kids first balked at the broccoli and chicken combo, but they ate it all up with some garlic bread and peas. So creamy, comforting, and delicious. Thanks, Holly!
So great to hear it was such a success. Thanks Jessica 🙂
Tried this for my picky eater and she had seconds! I will try homemade sauce next time, I think I put too much inside. But it is delicious!
This was Very tasty. But…..
Your prep time was way off. I prepped for an hour and a half before it was ready to go in the oven. I cooked my chicken in the crockpot during the day. I would have liked a litTle more realistic prep time.
Danita, my prep time is correct. I use a rotisserie chicken or pre-cooked chicken breasts for this recipe. So that is how I calculate the prep time. 🙂
When you choose to cook chicken in a crock pot (which takes the longest time to cook chicken) of course the prep time won’t match my recipes time.
Just made this…it is delicious..I added ricotta into the chicken mixture and didn’t have shredded PARMIGIANA so just added grated parm and some marscapone…it came out so good..very
I made it and it was amazing and my family LoVed it!!
Can i use salted butter for the alfredo sauce
Can this be made and then kept in cRockpot to keep warm For family gathering?
Yes, you can bake is as normal then transfer it to a crock pot to keep it warm for a few hours. I wouldn’t keep it in there any longer than just a few hours. I worry it will dry it out.
I made the chicken & broccoli stuffed shells and it was delicious. will definitely make again.