Classic Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe
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Classic Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

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This classic casserole is so easy to make and works well with either leftover turkey or fresh turkey cutlets. You can also substitute flavored bread crumbs for the plain ones and jarred, roasted red pepper for the fresh variety. —Shannon Weddle, Berryville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 9 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 6 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute onions in 6 tablespoons butter until tender. Add mushrooms and red pepper; saute 4-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Gradually whisk in milk and bouillon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in turkey and cheese; heat through. Remove from the heat.
  3. Drain spaghetti; add to turkey mixture and mix well. Transfer to one greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish and one greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  4. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casseroles. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Classic Turkey Tetrazzini in Taste of Home October/November 2007, p37

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

I don't understand why this is such "a long time to prepare and there was a lot of clean up" - you use 3 pans, 1 of which you actually cook in. This recipe looks awesome & I cannot wait to try it. I'm not afraid of a little work. =)

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

I was not expecting this to be so good. Took a long time to prepare and there was a lot of clean up, but in the end it was worth it. It transformed our frozen leftover turkey that was actually a bit dry into yummy chunks of turkey. The only thing I did different was use almond milk since we no longer drink cow milk. As far as I could tell it substituted just fine.

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

I used most of the meat from a whole chicken, 1 can evaporated milk, 4 cups whole milk; left off bread crumbs (DH doesn't like), added two cloves of garlic, minced. This made two large foil pans; I froze one for later.

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