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green spaghetti

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Elizabeth Lancaster
Lincoln, NE

Yes, you heard right! Green Spaghetti. I was working in a Mexican Restaurant when I was younger, there they taught me to make this amazing dish, Verde Espaguetis AKA Green Spaghetti. I didn't want to try it at first, but they made me eat it,and I'm so glad they did, it is now One of my family's favorite Mexican dishes I make, their true favorite is my Chicken Enchiladas with Verde Salsa( recipe also here on Just a Pinch) So I pray this dish finds its way to your table top. Enjoy!!!!

(3 ratings)
yield 4 -5 people
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For green spaghetti

  • 2 lb
    spaghetti (cooked)
  • 4-7 lg
    poblano peppers (fried and peeled and de-seeded)
  • 1 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 4-6 Tbsp
  • 2
    cubes of knorr's chicken bouillon
  • 2 bunch
    cilantro, fresh
  • 2 lg
  • 1 md
    fresh lime juice
  • 4 lg
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 lb
    fresh shrimp (peeled and de-veined)

How To Make green spaghetti

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of water to boil, add spaghetti and cook according to package directions.
  • 2
    While spaghetti is boiling, heat a skillet with oil and add poblano peppers, rotate peppers until they turn almost black looking. Or if you have a deep fat fryer, place peppers in the basket, at 350* until skin boils and peppers turn black.
  • 3
    Remove peppers from oil, and place onto a paper towel to soak up oil. once cooled enough to handle, remove stems and seeds,(I usually run the peppers under cold water to make sure all the seeds are removed) (peppers are hot do to the seeds in the pepper,so if you love HOT HOT, leave the seeds in) place on a flat surface and take a knife and skin off the skin.
  • 4
    Drain, pasta. Once all peppers have been skinned,de-seeded and de-stemmed. place in the blender with the cilantro,milk,lime juice,bouillon and sour cream and blend til everything is liquefied.then add avocados and blend til smooth,
  • 5
    place pasta back on the stove top, on med-low heat, add 2-3 Tbs. of oil, and add sauce, toss until heated throughout. ******************************************************** IF ADDING MEAT:::: If you are adding meat to your dish, I do the same thing with both the chicken and shrimp. in a large skillet, add oil. once skillet is hot, add meat of choice, then add Adobe Mexican seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste, cook until done and add to pasta, tossing in while sauce is simmering with the noodles.
  • 6
    NOTE: If you like spice add more peppers or leave the seeds in. If your not a fan of spicy, then just used 2-3 peppers only, kids love this dish, my boys have been eating this since they where 1 1/2 years old :) I pray this dish finds its way to your dinner table. Enjoy!