Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is NOT safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use garbanzo flour in this dish.


"There's almost nothing you can't do with a cashew. Not only does it lend its nutty sweetness to savory dishes, it also gives desserts a deep richness." -Kate Christensen

The refrigerator light goes on...

Spaghetti squash is so versatile. Most of us think of it as a replacement for pasta and that is correct but it is more than that. The texture is similar but only in shape. The noodle-like squash is a bit denser than pasta with some crunch to it. At the same time it is sweet where pasta isn't.

All of this adds up to an ingredient that you can use just like pasta but it is a good idea to make some adjustments – especially for the sweetness of the squash and the coconut milk. Adding the yogurt lends that perfect balance.


Curried Spaghetti Squash with Chicken

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 8 ounces squash with 3 ounces chicken and sauce

Cooking time: 45 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, refrigerated, 2-3 days.


4 quarts water
1 medium spaghetti squash (about 2 1/2 lbs)
3 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup raw cashews (coarsely chopped)
1 large white onion (thinly sliced)
12 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs (cubed)
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground ginger
4 Tbsp enriched white flour or garbanzo flour
1 cup lite coconut milk
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 tsp. salt
8 medium green onions (thinly sliced crosswise; keep white and green parts separate)
1/2 cup Greek yogurt

Place the spaghetti squash in a large saucepan and cover with water. The spaghetti squash will float; be careful not to overfill the saucepan.

Bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

Simmer the squash for about 30 minutes and remove from the water. Set aside.

When the squash is cool enough to handle, cut off the stem and cut the squash lengthwise.

Scrape the seeds out of the center of the squash and discard, being careful to avoid removing much of the flesh.

Scrape the spaghetti squash into a bowl, separating the strands. Set aside.

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the cashews and cook for 3 mutes. Stir frequently.

Add the white onion and cook for 5 minutes until slightly tender. Stir frequently.

Add the chicken thighs and cook for 5 minutes until lightly browned. Stir frequently.

Add the curry powder, garam masala, paprika, cumin, and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Stir continuously.

Add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir continuously.

Add the coconut milk, milk, salt, and the white part of the green onions, and cook, stirring continuously, until the sauce thickens – about 2 minutes.

Add the spaghetti squash, yogurt, and the green part of the green onions to the sauce and stir gently until heated through.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 8 ounces squash with 3 ounces chicken and sauce

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 466 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20g 26%
    Saturated Fat 6g 32%
    Monounsaturated Fat 8g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
    Sugars 14g
Protein 27g
Vitamin K 75mcg