KALE & SHELL CASSEROLE

April 30, 2018

Do you like ricotta? It is one of my favorites in the cheese world. (And what a world it is.) Do you like kale? If you don’t, I really think you could learn to. Do you like pasta shells? EVERYONE DOES LET’S NOT GET SILLY.

Do you like using a ready to go rotisserie chicken to make preparing dinner easier? Kale & Shell Casserole it is then.

Kale and Shell CasseroleKALE & SHELL CASSEROLE
Serves five to six

1/2 pound medium shells
1 onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 bunch kale, chopped
30 ounces ricotta
1/4 cup milk
1 cup parmesan, plus additional
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare shell pasta al dente, according to package instructions. Strain and set aside.

Heat onion and garlic with butter in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add kale and cook for 5 more minutes.

Remove from heat and mix kale mixture with ricotta, milk, 1 cup parmesan, chicken, salt, pepper, and red pepper flake in a large bowl.

Transfer to a two quart baking dish. Top with additional parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes.

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KALE & SHELL CASSEROLE
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ pound medium shells
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • 30 ounces ricotta
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup parmesan, plus additional
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare shell pasta al dente, according to package instructions. Strain and set aside.
  3. Heat onion and garlic with butter in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add kale and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and mix kale mixture with ricotta, milk, 1 cup parmesan, chicken, salt, pepper, and red pepper flake in a large bowl.
  5. Transfer to a two quart baking dish. Top with additional parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Adapted from Martha Stewart.

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Comments

  • e

    I just tried this tonight and omg fantastic! Agreed, definitely easy to make and tasty, and surprisingly filling after a bowl. This will be made again~

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks e!

  • Melissa

    I just made this for dinner tonight, pretty easy and turned out delicious! I had never cooked with kale before and this was a great way to use it!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Cool! Thanks for reminding me of this recipe with your comment. I want to make it again soon.

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