Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms and Spinach

  • DanaSam Posted: 03/03/09
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    I love this dish. There is a multitude of flavors that all come together beautifully. Preparation was easier than I thought it would be and the result was visually appealing and delicious. I received many compliments from my boyfriend. I will definitely make this again. Kudos to the Grand Prize Winner in the Cooking Light Market Basket Challenge!

  • erindiane Posted: 11/08/10
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    I have a similar recipe to this that I made up in college and have been cooking ever since. My recipe is much quicker to make, but I don't think I can ever make it again, after trying this recipe, which has 10 times more flavor. I would never have thought to use poblano and bacon in an Italian recipe, but it totally works. It's a big pain to make, so next time I'll try doubling the sauce recipe and freezing some. I served with a green salad and the leftover white wine for a light meal that still felt really special.

  • mmjboyer Posted: 03/25/09
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    This is a fabulous recipe. I made a few changes as we keep a "kosher-style" home and don't eat pork or mix milk with meat. So, I used turkey bacon and omitted the cheese. It was delicious. My kids loved the chicken. My husband, who doesn't like spaghetti squash, had 2 servings. I will definitely make this again.

  • Bastacook Posted: 01/09/11
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    This was a great recipe! My husband, 8 and 10 year-olds enjoyed it. It has been added to our favorite recipe box. The only change was I used 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil. My kids will tell their friends they had spaghetti squash for dinner!

  • JenNPuddy Posted: 03/27/09
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    I rated this "would not make again" because of the amount of work that went into making such a so-so dish. The flavor was truly mediocre, completely edible but not justifiable to the prep time and number/expense of ingredients.

  • goaugiedoggies Posted: 03/21/09
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    I gave this 3 stars -- not because it's not good, it is a good, solid recipe -- but because, IMHO, it's not something I would serve on a special occasion (4 stars), and I can't label it "outstanding". It is more of an everyday type of meal. I prepared it with button mushrooms instead of crimini because I had the button mushrooms on hand. Otherwise I cooked it exactly as written. I will make it again, and next time I'll kick up the heat a little -- probably double the pablano. It was also good warmed up for lunch the next day. It'l tasty, healthy and low cal, and that's a grand prize winner in my book! Congrats to Claudia Krempp and thanks for a very good recipe.

  • skchandler Posted: 03/16/09
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    The flavors and ingredients all come together beautifully to create a wonderful meal that one keeps remembering as very special. It is a meal that you want to repeat for oneself and for guests. Congrats Claudia for such a wonderful creation.

  • Aingel4ever Posted: 05/18/09
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    My boyfriend and I both liked it. Good flavor. First time eating the squash but was very tasty. The only thing I changed was that I used white mushrooms because I already had them.

  • KMartinez Posted: 03/12/10
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    I gave this a five because I'm always looking for ways to serve spaghetti squash and I thought this sauce was a great complement. I substituted cream cheese for the tomato paste for a creamier sauce and a little bit more flavor. Next time I'll probably wait to add the bacon at the end so the crispness doesn't get cooked out. Overall, it was delicious.

  • Laurala Posted: 03/13/10
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    Absolutely OUTSTANDING! Seriously, this is one of the best dishes I've ever had. Amazingly good!!

  • azfinke Posted: 05/11/10
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    This has officially become one of my favorite meals of all time. I've even taken to making the sauce in bulk and freezing it. It also tastes good with regular spaghetti noodles or as a dip with bread.

  • AutumnA Posted: 02/04/11
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    I had never had spaghetti squash before and this recipe was absolutely wonderful. The topping of chicken vegetable mixture for the squash was super good. Three of us ate the entire recipe amount. Will definitely make this over and probably over again! Thanks once again for a great meal.

  • KarenWard Posted: 06/15/11
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    I don't know what I was expecting but it was delicious. Filling and very tasty! Will make it again and again.

  • jazzwood Posted: 08/15/11
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    Wonderful way to get lots of vegetables! Prepared the Poblano pepper and squash early in the day to cut downs on the preparation time before dinner. I would love to serve this to guests, but am concerned about the extent of time to prepare.

  • Jazzy1 Posted: 01/01/12
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    This is very delicious and filling. It is a lot of work to prepare, but worth the effort. I followed the recipe exactly. Will definitely make again. Wonderfule way to use spaghetti squash.

  • mbpank Posted: 01/31/12
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    I had a spaghetti squash and didn't know what to make. I made this with great hesitation and was completely surprised by how wonderful it came out. Really delicious.

  • jlyn1030 Posted: 04/01/12
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    Wow. It sounds like it would be/should be good, but it was terrible! Bland, and the spinach does not work with the spaghetti squash flavor. We threw it out.

  • Sidsie Posted: 03/29/13
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    Made for dinner with my mom-in-law who had never had spaghetti squash. I was dubious about the flavor combo, but it turned out delicious. I made thin cutlets of the chicken instead of bite-size, sauteed then put on top at the end. Yummy!

  • KelleyHepler Posted: 09/11/12
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    What a wonderful recipe! I added jalapeño instead of the poblano because that's what I had, and it worked perfectly! Can't wait for leftovers tomorrow.

  • ebatema2 Posted: 02/17/13
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    Delicious! Definitely worth how long it takes to prepare. Just as good the second day.

  • Hillary1980 Posted: 05/01/12
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    This was delicious! I used 1/2 lb. shrimp and 1 lb mussels instead of chicken, which turned out great. I added the shrimp and mussels with the spinach. I also skipped the bacon and used ghee for my oil. I will surely make this again. Definitely worthy of serving to company. May add more tomatoes next time.

  • CindyHancock Posted: 01/25/14
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    Delicious! This was my first time tryng spaghetti squash and I'll definitely make it again! Next time, I will add some salt & pepper (and maybe some roasted garlic) to the squash. My family likes spicy, so I might add another poblano...we didn't taste the one at all. I also did not add olive oil; bacon drippings were plenty.

  • lblauv1 Posted: 01/14/14
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    I was skeptical of this recipe at first. I was tasting as I went and was not impressed until I added the tomato paste. WOW! it made all the difference in the world! This recipe turned out to be amazing. Even my boyfriend who is a fantastic cook (and is usually not a fan of healthy foods) was impressed! I will definitely make this again!

  • Anngel Posted: 09/29/13
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    Love it! It is so delicious! I made some changes. I didn't have Poblano and chicken broth. I left out poblano and instead of chicken broth I doubled wine and add 1/4 cup of water. I also didn't use olive oil at all, because bacon grease works just fine. It was easy and fast, will make it again.

  • steponme Posted: 03/21/14
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    Flavorful and delicious. Followed recipe except couldn't use the sun dried tomatoes that I had in my fridge, because they were no good; didn't miss them though. Also, added a couple of dashes of garlic salt at the end; delish;-).

  • jmulligan Posted: 07/15/13
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    The only thing I changed was removing the bacon. The ingredients were expensive and it took soooooo many steps. I have an overflowing sink of dishes. The taste was ok. I'll eat the leftovers, but not sure I'd make this again.

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