Friday, March 30, 2012

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

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When I saw Cherry Kay's

post on her beautiful blog,

Entertaining Women

detailing a

Wild Game Dinner Party

I went bonkers over all the GREAT food she showed us!

(except for the boars head...yuck!)

If you haven't seen that post

be sure to follow the link above just

to enjoy seeing the GORGEOUS home it was held in!

I asked Cherry Kay for

her recipe for

"Creamy Baked Pheasant Spaghetti"

so I could make it for

my "Meet The New Neighbor Luncheon".

She shared with me that it was her adaptation

of the Pioneer Woman's recipe

for Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

I made some changes of my own to that recipe,

to accommodate health issues

at The Gazebo House.

You can see & print my version HERE.

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Just a few notes on how I did the desserts for the luncheon...

You'll want to use untreated, food-grade terra cotta pots. You can find these at specialty food, baking stores.

Here is one online source that will sell them individually,

without the various mixes that they also sell.

Rabbit Creek

Avoid those from gardening or hardware stores because these may include unsafe elements or may have come in contact with toxic ingredients.

Run them through a cycle of your dishwasher, just to be sure they are clean.

I put a mini Nabisco vanilla wafer over the holes in the bottom, then filled them about 3/4 of the way with sugar-free chocolate pudding.

Place several Oreo® cookies in a zip lock bag & crush them with a rolling pin.

Sprinkle your crumbled cookies over the pudding.

Stick gummy worms down into the crumbs & pudding, so they look like they are crawling out of the earth.

Top off with a candy carrot &/or candy rocks.

Pop rocks would be a wild sensation, too!


Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today.

I'm joining Michael Lee at

Rattlebridge Farm


Foodie Friday

as well as The Tablescaper for

Seasonal Sundays


  1. Rhett it's so nice to visit your blog ---just love your header photo! I used to make your dessert for our boys' birthday parties--except it really looked like a bowl of dirt with worms. They loved it for a time and then started to feel a bit sick looking at the worms! LOL. Your recipe looks delicious! BTW we got started on the mashed cauliflower when on the south beach diet.

  2. Your chicken spaghetti casserole sounds/looks delicious...what isn't there to like, chicken, spaghetti, black olives, mushrooms. The fun desserts also sound yummy...who can resist anything chocolate.
    Have a great weekend, Rett.

  3. What a cute dessert...the grands would love that! I think I'll have my spaghetti with chicken too, I have trouble thinking about pheasant (I have had it, it tastes good, I won't cook it). Your header photo is gorgeous!!

  4. Thanks for the mention and the link. Your variations make great and healthy sense. Cherry Kay

  5. The chicken spaghetti sounds good and different! Happy Weekend Rett:@)

  6. I saw that on EW and I'm glad you asked for the recipe. My daughter would love that in a big old way.

  7. Looks delicious, Rett. I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing the details of your luncheon.
    Enjoy the weekend........Sarah

  8. Yummy dishes, nice details...tfs~
    Happy April!

  9. I agree that Cherry Kay's post was amazing (except for the Boar's Head!). Your adaptation sounds delicious and I have copied it to serve when the kids come home from college in two weeks. Anything pasta is good with my son! And I always love those garden pot desserts. I will have to look for the special pots. Linda

  10. Rett,
    Hi! I'm always looking for a new recipe to try. This looks good. Have a great luncheon.

  11. That does look delicious and I think I'd prefer with chicken rather than pheasant too :)

  12. This reminds me of my childhood and chicken spaghetti dinners at the Y. Lots of comfort in this recipe and everyone always loves it. I really like how you've presented it in the silver dish - very chic.

  13. Oh Sam....that is Cherry Kay's beautiful bowl & presentation...SHE is the one who is classy & chic! I'm the one with the garden tools for serving! Hahahahahaha!

  14. You are classy too, my dear!

    I am making Bow tie, chicken and snow pea salad for a baby shower this month It always goes over well.
    Your chicken salad for the luncheon looked delicious. Since we may not all get a space at the table, I thought the bow ties would be easier to handle.
    Did you make the Babka and Kolache for Easter, or at least get out the recipes?

    1. Got out the recipes but that is ALL I've done!! Yikes!

  15. Hi Rhett,
    I clicked on the so called dead links and they work for me. It takes a moment, but they do show up.
    Your dessert is so cute!
    I love chicken salad. There are so many variations we could do. I agree with you, Cherry Kay's bowl is lovely.
    I hope you stop by to see the wedding design and candy buffet I did. Happy Easter.

  16. Rett, You are a wellspring of creativity and really practical tips! Thanks for the tip about the terracotta pots. How do you know this? I have seen so many recipes on line that call for terracotta pots and don't say anything about using food grade pots. You are such a great resource... as well as a friend! I would have never know unless I had read this!
    Thanks again, dear friend!
    Happy Easter!
    xo Yvonne

  17. Hi Rett! This sounds so yummy! And I love your garden party pretty! I especially love the blue touches! Cute desserts! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  18. Thanks for the recipe, Rett! I'd be using chicken, too. I love the terra cotta pots, but I've always used plastic ones that look terra cotta, because of my fear-factor! Thanks for the instructions on what to do. Happy Easter!!

  19. Sorry to be so late visiting. This is adorable!

    - The Tablescaper


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