Italian Chopped Salad in Shells

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by yooper

I just found this on Haven't made this yet, but they sound like an incredible appetizer for a cookout or picnic. Prep time includes 2 hour chilling time.

Top Review by Lizzie-Babette

Made this for a Fourth of July picnic and everyone RAVED! I made these the night before, and had to substitute pepperoni and hot italian ham, since I didn't have cooked chicken or salami. I added shredded parmesan cheese, too. A word of advice, though; make sure to measure 4 cups of the chopped romaine. I measured 4 cups, then chopped it, and felt more romaine would've been great. There are a lot of ways to slightly change this recipe for different tastes - it's very versatile, and would be a great addition to a brunch, casual, or even more formal buffet. They're perfect finger food, and do look pretty elegant. My friends, family, & I could not have been more pleased. We'll be making this often. Thanks for posting this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta shells as directed on the package.
  2. Drain and cool.
  3. Place remaining ingredients except vinaigrette in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour vinaigrette over the salad, toss to coat.
  5. Stuff the shells with the salad.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

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