Spicy Shells with Broccoli and Blue Cheese

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Very hearty and spicy comfort dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in large pot of salted water according to package instructions.
  2. In a small kettle cover chicken with water, add salt and simmer until cooked through.
  3. Shred the chicken and set it aside.
  4. Save stock for later.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add scallions, cook 4 minutes or until wilted but not brown.
  7. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  8. Add broccoli and chicken broth that you saved.
  9. Cover, bring to a boil and cook 2-3 minutes.
  10. Broccoli should be crisp-tender.
  11. Add undrained beans, salt, crushed red pepper and black pepper, stir gently.
  12. Heat for 1-2 minutes.
  13. Drain pasta, return to pot.
  14. Add the broccoli mixture and chicken.
  15. Increase heat to medium, add 1/4 cup of the chicken stock.
  16. Bring to a boil.
  17. Add 1 cup cheese, stir until cheese is melted.
  18. Add additional 1/4 cup chicken stock if necessary to thin sauce.
  19. Sprinkle with the rest of the blue cheese and serve.
  20. Top with cherry tomatoes.


Most Helpful

Great recipe! If you like spicy food and blue cheese this is the BEST recipe. A great dish for pot luck. I used mushrooms too! Will definitely make again. Served it with side salad. See photo.

Lucy'sMom September 20, 2011

This was terrific! I had to use white beans & didnt have enough blue cheese, but it was really good! I also chickened out on the whole tsp of pepper flakes & used only 1/2 and that was a mistake. Should have used it all. Definitely a keeper, especially for Fall/Winter. Thank you for sharing Christine!

Queer Eye in the Kitchen Guy September 11, 2006

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