Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Pasta Shells Recipe

Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Pasta Shells Recipe

How To Make Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Pasta Shells

A fully loaded meal, this pasta shells dish is packed with tender chicken, crisp bacon, and crunchy asparagus that’s tossed in a creamy and cheesy sauce!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 10ozshells
  • 6slicesbacon
  • 1lbasparagus
  • 1cupmushrooms,sliced
  • 3tbspbutter
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 2cupsheavy cream
  • ¼tspwhite pepper
  • 3tspdried parsley
  • ½cupCache Valley parmesan cheese,grated
  • 1cupCache Valley mozzarella cheese,grated
  • cuprotisserie chicken,prepared, shredded or chopped

For Optional Additions:

  • parmesan cheese,for topping
  • fresh parsley
  • red pepper flakes


  1. Cook the shells according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Chop the uncooked bacon into small pieces. Trim the ends of the asparagus and cut into 2-inch pieces.

  3. Add the bacon pieces to a skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes over medium high heat. Add the asparagus and mushrooms and continue to cook until the veggies are crisp tender and bacon is cooked through.

  4. In the same pot that was used to cook the shells in, place the heat at medium low and add in the butter and olive oil. When the butter is melted, add in the garlic, heavy cream, and white pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently.

  5. Add in the Parmesan cheese and dried parsley. Simmer the sauce for about 9 to 11 minutes or until the sauce is smooth and thickened.

  6. When the sauce has become thickened, add in the grated mozzarella cheese and stir constantly until smooth.

  7. Add the cooked pasta and shredded rotisserie chicken to the bacon and asparagus skillet. Pour the cream sauce over and toss to combine. If needed, thin the cream mixture with a little milk.

  8. Add the fresh parsley, red pepper flakes, and additional parmesan as desired.

  9. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 767.36kcal
  • Fat: 70.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 36.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.91g
  • Fiber: 1.91g
  • Sugar: 4.74g
  • Protein: 27.86g
  • Cholesterol: 216.32mg
  • Sodium: 730.52mg
  • Calcium: 480.96mg
  • Potassium: 443.71mg
  • Iron: 2.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 544.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.97mg
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