Delicious Creamy Genovese Pesto Alfredo Stuffed Shells

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I never knew he also loved to cook as much as he loved to bake. He has created so many recipes, including this one for Barilla's Creamy Genovese Pesto Alfredo Stuffed Shells. It's a recipe that is perfect for dinner parties, date nights in, or when you are craving something hearty and indulgent!

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Ten years ago when I first met my husband, we talked about everything under the sun while he was helping me bake Christmas cookies. I learned that he went to a local vocational school for culinary specializing in baking and pastries.

Creamy pesto alfredo stuffed shells remains one of our favorite dishes that my husband has recently created. I'm sure it will be your family's favorite also.
He's probably going to be mad at me for this, but this is my husband in culinary in front of his senior year wedding cake demo.

His love for all things baking, creating recipes, coming up with better recipes, and expanding on the classics. Creamy Pesto Alfredo Stuffed Shells remains one of our favorite dishes that my husband has recently created, and I'm sure it will be a family favorite for your family as well.

When I was approached by Moms Meet to partner with them and Barilla on this recipe pesto was not my favorite thing. For me, it was a texture/flavor thing. I never once thought about mixing it the way my husband did with this recipe. This husband of mine is creative when it comes to flavors, textures, sweet, savory, and different food categories that can go together perfectly.

I think in the past 10 years that we have been together, he has cooked up only 2 meals that the whole family said would not be a “make again” meal. Most meals or recipes he creates or alters go into our family “Make Again Recipe Binder” to save and share with our loved ones. Creamy Pesto Alfredo Stuffed Shell recipe will be one that we will keep. We have agreed that next time we're going to add a nice shredded chicken to the mixture for extra flavor and filling.

Creamy pesto alfredo stuffed shells remains one of our favorite dishes that my husband has recently created. I'm sure it will be your family's favorite also.

With this recipe, instead of just using a single shell, you are going to double-shell each of them that way your filling stays put keeping the shells filled. With the extra filling, you will spread it over the top and top with Barilla's Creamy Genovese Pesto Pasta.

Barilla's Creamy Genovese Pesto Pasta sauce is packed with Italian basil which was picked early in the morning and combined with the genuine flavor of Parmigiano Reggiano: a perfect encounter, for a fragrant pesto with a fresh and authentic Italian taste.

Typically pesto is great for stirring into pasta and grains, spread onto sandwiches and toast, marinating meats and veggies, or simply use as a dip. You can eat it cold or heated, whichever suits your recipe or tastes.

Having the Parmigiano Reggiano combined with Barilla's staple pesto ingredients adds a flavor that even the most anti-pesto person would enjoy. As I mentioned, pesto isn't one of my favorite sauces, however, this is probably going to be a staple sauce in our home now to add to meals.

I never knew he also loved to cook as much as he loved to bake. He has created so many recipes, including this one for barilla's creamy genovese pesto alfredo stuffed shells. It's a recipe that is perfect for dinner parties, date nights in, or when you are craving something hearty and indulgent!

Did you know?

Pesto is “a meal for today” as it is normally bought and used on the same day: 66% of shoppers consume pesto after three hours of purchase.

About Barilla

Since its beginnings in Parma, Italy in 1877, four generations of the Barilla family have been passing down the secrets to great-quality pesto. Barilla pesto sauce delivers a burst of Italian flavor to a wide range of dishes including pasta, pizza, sandwiches, fish, chicken, vegetables, and many other delicious recipes!

Delicious Creamy Genovese Pesto Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Creamy pesto alfredo stuffed shells

Creamy Pesto Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Adding a little bit of flair to a delicious classic recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 12oz box Barilla Jumbo Pasta Shells
  • 1 lb Cream Cheese
  • 1 8oz pkg Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 6.2oz jar Barilla Pesto Creamy Genovese
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3 Garlic Cloves - Minced
  • 1/4 Onion - Minced
  • 1 16oz package of Thick-Sliced Bacon - Diced
  • 1/2 stick of Butter - Unsalted
  • 1/4 Onion - Diced
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 Quart Half & Half
  • 6 oz grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Partially cook the Barilla Jumbo Pasta Shells; no longer than 8 minutes, you want them firm but still pliable.
  2. Mix together the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, Barilla Pesto Creamy Genovese, egg, minced garlic, and minced onion; set aside
  3. Cook bacon until barely crispy; drain
  4. In the same pan that you used for the bacon, melt butter and caramelize diced onions
  5. Once caramelized, add flour and continue to stir to make a roux.
  6. Add your half & half and continue to stir until thick.
  7. Stir in parmesan cheese until smooth
  8. Stir in your bacon and remove from heat.
  9. Fill your shells with your cream cheese & pesto filling and cover with a second shell
  10. Place in a 9x9 casserole dish and cover with sauce
  11. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes


I never knew he also loved to cook as much as he loved to bake. He has created so many recipes, including this one for barilla's creamy genovese pesto alfredo stuffed shells. It's a recipe that is perfect for dinner parties, date nights in, or when you are craving something hearty and indulgent!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1501Total Fat: 111gSaturated Fat: 53gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 51gCholesterol: 315mgSodium: 2615mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 64g

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Where to purchase

Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto is available to purchase at Target (SuperTarget), Publix, Stop & Shop (Super Stop & Shop), Meijer, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, and more. To find a store near you, visit
momsmeet.link/barillalocate

Creamy pesto alfredo stuffed shells is one of our favorite dishes that my husband has recently created. It will be your family's next favorite meal.

If you're looking for a quick, easy and delicious dessert for after dinner. Check out my Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Written by Anna C.

I am a wife and mother of two sons. We live in Rural Northeast Ohio with our 2 cats, 2 dogs & many fish. I love all things Supernatural, Harry Potter, elephants, sunflowers, crystals, occult, crafting, coffee, wine, and online shopping. Have a TikTok, PokemonGo & Elder Scrolls addiction, I've always loved plants, recently I became a houseplant mom, and am currently growing over 15 varieties in our home! Now if I could get my outside gardens to flourish I will be happy. When I'm not tending to the home, pets, plants, or hanging out on the couch catching up on my shows, I'm doing some type of crafting or DIY project. (Or I'm pestering my husband in the barn.)

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