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Cheese and chicken pasta shells recipe

This recipe is relatively simple to make using fine simple ingredients.

Cheese and chicken pasta shells


  • 25 g (1 oz) margarine (or butter)
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 x 397g (14 oz) can tomatoes
  • 1 x 15 ml spoon (1 tbsp) tomato puree
  • 1 x 5 ml spoon (1 tsp) basil, chopped

  • 125 g (4 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 125 g (4 oz) low fat cottage cheese 15 g (1/2oz) Parmesan cheese
  • 125 g (4 oz) cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 x 15 ml spoon (1 tbsp) parsley, chopped
  • 1 x 15m1 spoon (1 tbsp) capers
  • Few drops lemon juice
  • 12 large pasta shells


Cook pasta Shells in boiling salted water until `al dente' and drain. Sauce: melt margarine (or butter) and saute onion and garlic until soft. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently: Combine filling ingredients and use to fill each pasta shell. Place shells in an oven­proof dish and heat through in pre-heated oven 160°C, 325F, Gas No. 3 for 10-15 minutes. Serve with the tomato sauce.
Approx. 424kcal per portion

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  • Servings 4
  • Preparation Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 30 mins