Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
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Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

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My husband is not a casserole lover, but this creamy, cheesy dish is one of his favorites! Nutmeg gives it a wonderful, different taste. As a busy mother with three young sons, I put this easy recipe to good use. —Kelly Heusmann, Cincinnati, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth, optional
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 258 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in flour; gradually add the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the cream, parsley, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and wine if desired. Fold in the chicken and spaghetti.
  2. Turn into a greased 3-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Tetrazzini in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p27

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Mindy User ID: 9112376 263575
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2017

"This was somewhat tasty. Next time I'd double the cheese. No need to bake.. I just ate straight from the skillet."

[email protected] User ID: 6993142 257690
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"I recently made this using left-over turkey from Thanksgiving but I have mostly used chicken. I usually add parmesan cheese to the sauce as well as sprinkling on top of the dish. Husband and sons love this comfort-food dish!"

dlyn9smith User ID: 1866642 250311
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2016

"I have been looking for a recipe for chicken Tetrazzini, because my mother made this dish when I was young over 50 years ago. This recipe is the one. I used cremini mushrooms and all chicken broth. It was easy to make and so delicious, and the closest recipe I have found to my mother's. My husband gave it a thumbs up."

cdimery User ID: 8801800 245283
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016

"This didn't have as much flavor as I was expecting, and the noodles were too mushy. Next time as other reviewers have suggested I will sautee some onions with the mushrooms, add some lemon juice and a dash of cayenne and cook the spaghetti just to al dente."

lauriecking0623 User ID: 8156753 215896
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"I really liked this receipt a lot. I added garlic, Italian seasonings, it had a great balance as well. I have made the dish three times already. Awesome recipe."

lorettalib User ID: 4493956 1502
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"I've made this recipe several times, most recently two days ago with turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving. I've added two garlic cloves, crushed and use sherry instead of wine or additional broth. I've used dry or cream sherry, whatever I have on hand. A very tasty casserole that I will make again and recommend it to everyone."

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 1563
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"This was just ok to us."

estrogen User ID: 6443834 1923
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"I cut this in half because it serves 8 and it's just my husband and me.......I don't think there will be enough for both of us. Getting ready to put it in oven....will update after eating"

Hersey2784 User ID: 7700890 1489
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"I used ham, even my kids liked it. And so easy! Loved it."

brettacuff User ID: 7579163 1498
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Don't use cinnamon as a substitute for nutmeg."

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