“When I grow up, I want to be a chef and invent Strawberry Spaghetti!” exclaimed my daughter Grace. The rest of the kids at the table burst out laughing. They couldn’t imagine Strawberry Spaghetti!
Instantly this recipe came to my mind. I had made a similar cream sauce before and thought if I tweaked it, it would be perfect. “I think it will be delicious!” I came to my daughter’s rescue. “We will make it!”
I decided to Google “Strawberry Spaghetti” and was shocked that my daughter wasn’t the first one to think of it, but among all the recipes I found, none were like mine, so it is unique indeed!
It took longer than I anticipated between when this conversation happened and when we actually purchased ingredients and began experimenting, so my daughter had ample time to talk and dream of her Strawberry Spaghetti. She was so excited! Together we created this fantastic recipe.
What you will need:
1 cup sour cream
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup heavy cream
6 tablespoons brown sugar
2 pints strawberries
8 ounces thin spaghetti
Beat the heavy whipping cream adding the 6 tablespoons brown sugar after the cream begins to thicken.
In a separate bowl mix together the sour cream, vanilla, and the other 6 tablespoons of brown sugar. Dice about six strawberries and add them to the cream (optional).
Grace wanted to add a little red food coloring to give the cream a pink tint. This is also optional. You can also puree a few strawberries and mix them in to give it a pink tint.
Gently fold the sour cream sauce into the whipping cream.
Boil spaghetti according to package directions. When the pasta is done, drain, and immediately run cold water of the noodles until they are cool. Stir about half of the sauce with the noodles reserving the other half for the topping.
Half or quarter the strawberries. Serve the strawberries over the spaghetti with a glop of cream on top. We loved this sweet, fruited, pasta salad.
At our family dinner we served Strawberries and Cream Spaghetti for a light dessert, but it would also be delicious served as a side salad. We all decided this was perfect for a ladies luncheon, Valentine’s Day, or child’s tea.
My girlie was so proud of her invention! The real shocker to me was how much my husband gushed over it. He must have said how good it was at least 6 or 7 times, and I hope he doesn’t me me telling you that he licked the plate clean! 😉
Ya’ll are just the sweetest family.
Suanna Sears says
This sounds really good! I enjoyed hearing about how you helped your daughter’s idea become real.