This Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini From Leftover Turkey is an absolute winner. My new “go to” tetrazzini recipe. A great way to use leftover cooked turkey or chicken.
It’s also an easy one dish casserole that everyone in the family enjoys.
In spite of it’s Italian sounding name Turkey Tetrazzini is an American dish.
It originated in San Francisco and is named after a famous opera singer of the early 1900s—Luisa Tetrazzini—who lived there for many years.
I like the homemade sauce versus using a canned cream soup. It’s a very pretty dish also.
The carrots, peas, and celery all lend beautiful color.
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A hearty pasta bake that includes sautéed mushrooms, a cheesy creamy sauce, leftover turkey, peas, and pasta.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 3/4 cup carrot I use the pre-cut matchstick carrots
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms optional
- 1/2 cup white wine or sherry
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 cups chicken broth or turkey broth
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese divided
- 4 ounces light cream cheese low fat
- 1 8 ounce package thin spaghetti (cooked)
- 2 cups turkey meat cooked and shredded (or chicken)
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs I use panko
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt butter in saute pan. Add onion, celery, pepper, salt, carrots, and mushrooms (optional). Saute until vegetables are tender.
Add flour and stir until vegetables are coated.
Add wine, and stir quickly until flour is absorbed. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and the Neufchatel cheese, stirring until cheese melts.
Add the peas, turkey and pasta. Stir until blended.
Coat a casserole with non-stick spray and transfer mixture to the casserole.
Combine breadcrumbs (or panko) with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the top of the casserole. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until lightly browned.
Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.
Enjoy this Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini!
Excellent salad…easy…quick to make! It’s a good way to use up left over turkey at Thanksgiving. When I made it everybody devoured it so fast I barely got to try it! …
Recipe based on one by PanNan
Photo by Delicious as it Looks