Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

This recipe is one that I came up with after looking at about 5 different recipes and pulling out bits and pieces from each one.  They turned out really good!

1 box jumbo shells, cooked per box instructions (drained and set aside)
1 1/2 c. chicken, cooked and diced
1 box frozen spinach, thawed
3 cloves garlic, minced
15 oz. ricotta cheese
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. parmesean cheese grated or the powder stuff
1 egg, beaten
2 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
2 tsp. italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place small amount of sauce in bottom of a 9x13 inch pan, just enough to lightly coat.  Combine all ingredients (except spaghetti sauce and 1c. of the mozzarella cheese) in bowl and blend well.  Spoon into shells.  Spoon the rest of the spaghetti sauce over shells.  Place foil over top of pan and cook for 40 minutes.  Remove foil and place the other 1c. mozzarella on shells and cook for additional 5-7 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.

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