Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells made with cooked chicken, spinach, cottage cheese, mozzarella, and topped off with a homemade red sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 457 kcal
Author Dawn


Stuffed shells

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 jumbo pasta shells

Red Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup green pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  1. Combine the shredded chicken, chopped spinach, cottage cheese, mozzarella, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper together and set aside. 
  2. Cook the pasta per the direction on the box. Once they are cooked rinse with cold water and cool.
  3. While the pasta is cooking make the red sauce. In a skillet heat the olive oil. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cooking over medium heat cook the vegetable until they begin to soften. 
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese stir until well blended. Simmer for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. To assemble - spread 2 1/2 cups of the red sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan. Fill the cooked shells with about 1 tablespoon of the chicken filling. Place the stuffed shell in the baking pan on top of the red sauce. Repeat the procedure for the rest of the shells.
  7. Drizzle the remaining red sauce over top of the stuffed shells. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Place back into the oven and continue to bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.