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Creamy Poblano Spaghetti

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"A spicy creamy spaghetti recipe my mother taught me with a few revisions of my own for a creamier result."
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40 m servings 476
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Add oil, salt, and garlic clove to a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Add spaghetti to the boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 12 minutes. Drain spaghetti and return to the pot, reserving garlic clove and 2 cups pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, pan-roast poblano peppers in a large skillet over medium-high heat until skins become soft and charred, 10 to 12 minutes. Place peppers in an airtight container and steam for 10 minutes. Peel poblano peppers and rinse inside and outside to remove seeds and excess skin.
  3. Combine peeled poblano peppers, Mexican crema, milk, reserved garlic clove and pasta water in a blender; blend until smooth.
  4. Place cooked spaghetti back on the stove over medium heat. Add poblano sauce and Parmesan cheese; mix until well combined. Bring to a boil and season with salt.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Creamier milk is better, so you can substitute "media crema" (half-and-half) or heavy whipping cream for whole milk.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 476 calories; 27.9 47.6 12 84 688 Full nutrition

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Full disclosure - I made a lot of changes, but I'm still reviewing. I was looking for an interesting pasta dish for dinner and had to use what I had on hand. That said, using this recipe as a ba...

I made a few adjustments for lack of ingredients, but still came out very delicious! I did however roast the chilies outside on my grill a couple a days before, cleaned them by removing the seed...

I made it and loved it. I used HWC instead of the Mexican crema and I bumped the garlic way up. As far as the peppers go, decide for yourself whether you want the hotter crunchier taste of un...