Thursday, June 2, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells




I've been addicted to buffalo wing sauce.  Frank's.  My favorite.  I saw these shells and knew they would be next on the list of buffalo sauce recipes to be made. 

This was my first time making stuffed shells! I thought it would be more difficult and time consuming but it wasn't. It went quick and I had the perfect amount of filling for the shells.  There were about 4 shells that didn't stay complete but I had 37 whole shells.  I posted the Chicken Enchilada shells that I made after these, I just ended up posting those first.  Whoops! 

We used ranch and mozzarella but this would be great with blue cheese if you like it.

I made one 9 x 13 pan and one 8 x 8 pan of these.  We ate one pan and then froze the other.  I can't wait to have the other one! 



Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipe
Adapted from Sugar Crafter

1 package 12 oz. jumbo shells
13 oz. cooked and shredded chicken breast
3/4 cup hot sauce, I used Franks
3 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded, part skim
3 oz. parmesan cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, part skim
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, light
1/2 cup ranch dressing, light

Prepare pasta shells as directed on package.  Mix all the ingredients except for the shells in a large bowl.  Stuff each shell with as much filling as it will hold.  Place in a dish sprayed with cooking spray. I put these in a 9 x 13 and an 8 x 8 casserole.  Top with green onions if desired. Cook for about 20 minutes at 350.

Total calories = 4243 calories
37 shells - 115 calories per shell

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Cooking Thursday at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
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Recipe Swap at Prairie Story
Tip Day Thursday at Around My Family Table
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home
Recipe Swap at The Grocery Cart Challenge
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Friday Potluck at EKat's Kitchen
Foodie Friday at Little Brick Ranch
Ingredient Spotlight: Hot Sauce at Eat at Home
Recipe of the Week at Family Fresh Meals




Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

17 comments:

  1. Very creative my husband would love this and be forever grateful! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These sound delicious. I love Frank's on anything.

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  3. I love Frank's too, I buy it by the BIG bottle. I know we would absolutely love these as one of our favourite dishes is Buffalo chicken mac and cheese. Very similar. Love all that cheese!

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  4. you read my mind, after I made stuffed shells last week I was googling all over to find a recipe like this!

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  5. Incredible! I can't wait to try these myself!And I just got a great idea on how to use any leftover buffalo chicken dip (if there is any leftover)! I will stuff shells with it! Thanks so much!!! Oh and did you know Frank's has a buffalo hot wing sauce too!

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  6. I must get some pasta shells today! The chicken stuffing looks incredibly saucy and delicious!

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  7. Hi Debbi. These look amazing! I'm a huge Frank's fan too!!! This has been bookmarked! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  8. Hi..
    Oh this sounds so good... I am a fan of franks as well, thanks for sharing a new idea.. this sounds wonderful...
    Take care

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  9. Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :) http://thesweetdetail.blogspot.com/search/label/Savory%20Sunday

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  10. Hi Debbi,
    This looks like a great recipe with a wonderful combination of flavor. I would really enjoy this dish. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

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  11. Those look excellent. What a great idea! I'll bet if you substituted pressed cottage cheese for the cream cheese the fat content would plummet.

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  12. I too love Franks... and all things Buffalo. Thanks so much for bringing this to Friday Potluck. YUM!

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  13. I love all things Buffalo. Yummy! I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I'm saving this! I've been on the hunt for healthy recipes! I'm trying to loose weight and want to eat better.

    I've already lost 19 pounds :)

    I'm now following your blog. I'd love it if you'd come over to my site and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Angie
    http://bigbearswife.com

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  15. Cook for how long? At what temperature? Thanks!

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  16. Wow! That sounds like such a good take on two different dishes. I Stumbled and pinned ya!

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