Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

The day I spent prepping meals for the freezer was certainly a long one. I was 38 weeks pregnant with swollen ankles and general exhaustion. But my nesting urges/energy helped me push through. Then when it came to making the very last thing and suddenly my energy was gone. I wanted so badly to just leave the kitchen (and the mess!) and hit the couch. But it was close to dinner time and I knew we would need to eat anyway, so I decided to make a large batch of dinner and freeze half of it. Then I could kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

I am so glad I pushed through! While I’ve made a lot of versions of stuffed shells, I have to say that these were by far my favorite. I think I finally got the perfect ratio of ingredients to make a flavorful filling that’s not dry and really hits the spot. I’m also happy to report that the portion that was frozen was just as delicious!

 

Other deceivingly easy, delicious pasta dishes!
Creamy Shrimp Pasta
Penne with Chicken and Vegetables in Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce
Cream Lemon One-Pot Pasta
Cajun Chicken Pasta

 

Comments

  1. Who doesn’t love a good freezer meal? These look great, Jess!

  2. Ohhh man, I need these stat!!!

  3. this looks like the PERFECT meal for this cold weather we have

  4. Oh my goodness, this looks incredible!
    I Just found out that I am pregnant & due this fall. I am going to be Much more proactive with this baby & make 6-8 weeks worth of make-ahead dinners. That way dinner is simple, quick & still delicious.
    This is a much better route than frozen pizza. I am going to make several of these. :)

    How long do you think it will it keep in the freezer?

    • I would probably keep something like this in my freezer for 2-3 months. But to be perfectly honest, nothing I prepared ahead of time made it that long!

  5. I’m a little confused about how long you cook it after it’s frozen. Just 15 minutes total? or the original directions (30 + 10/15) PLUS an extra 15 minutes? Thanks!

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