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Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

I make this recipe with leftover turkey, and it's a whole new meal! We look forward to having it after Christmas and Thanksgiving and other times when I roast a turkey for a family gathering. -Susan Payne, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) thin spaghetti, broken in half
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Top with turkey; set aside.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Whisk in the soup, milk, poultry seasoning and mustard until blended. Add cheddar cheese; cook and stir over medium heat until melted. Pour over turkey.
  • 3. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses (dish will be full). Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 444 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 685mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

Reviews for Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini

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12Knights4Mari User ID: 1697950 244291
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"I have another Tetrazzini recipe that I cut out of Taste of Home YEARS ago that was good, but not great. It's like someone took that old recipe, revamped it and this was the result. This was SO much creamier and more flavorful - and it was even better the next day. I was skeptical about not mixing the pasta with the sauce before putting it in the oven, but it turned out perfect. I thought it needed some color, so I took a large red bell pepper and "roasted" it over an open flame, wiped off the charred skin, chopped it up and added it to the sauce. I think it worked out very well. I also used 8 oz. of mushrooms just because I love them. This is definitely a keeper. So glad I ran across it!"

kbussey User ID: 614681 240491
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"I substituted cream of mushroom with Cream of Onion. We though it had good flavor."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 226632
Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"Note that this recipe uses on a 7oz package of pasta! I made the mistake of using a one pound box. However, even with the error, this was a wonderful, hearty dinner! Enjoyed by all and plan on making it correctly next time!"

Vinomachino User ID: 8131332 129435
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"This turned out delicious!!! Full of flavor and just the right amount of sauce! I will make this every year after Thanksgiving. I only had regular spaghetti on hand and I broiled at the end for a minute. I had seconds it was so yummy!"

spronovo User ID: 3118526 55193
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"This was a great recipe. I used leftover roasted chicken instead of turkey. Cooked it on convection at 350 and the cheese really crisped up on top which was delicious!"

barutter130 User ID: 3193101 55192
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"I made this recipe for dinner tonight. I followed the recipe exactly except I added an extra cup of mushrooms. My husband who is not a big fan of new dishes had three servings! A guest and myself both gave it a thumbs up. I used turkey I had frozen from another dinner. Almost all the other ingredients are ones I usually have on hand."

cookshare User ID: 6376994 56052
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"Not very flavorful."

Momheath User ID: 7641575 129434
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"A family favorite! Great with tuna, too. We leave out the mushrooms and use cream of chicken instead of cream of mushroom. Easy to double."

cb1765 User ID: 1918369 131537
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"I added garlic and steamed broccoli however it was dry. Next time I will double liquid. It has a good flavor!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 65143
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"A nice comfort food meal. I loved the flavor, it wasn't too saucy, which has turned me off of tetrazzini before. Also, a very quick meal to get to the table! We will be making this again to use up Thanksgiving leftover!!!"

teenamombear User ID: 4063150 46981
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"Very nice flavor. I used portabella mushrooms and asiago cheese instead of the parmesan."

AlexandTaylorsMommy User ID: 5818646 141263
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"I love turkey and I love pasta, so this is a great one for me!"

Delta Dawn User ID: 3714165 89291
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Made this today and found it okay, not great. But, with some changes it would be much better. For more flavor I'd increase the poultry seasoning, add some heat with chili flakes, add some sliced black olives and artichoke hearts. That should do it!"

MrsDollarhide User ID: 6993118 71084
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Didn't have mushrooms so I used a couple cups frozen spinach instead....excellent!"

jules815 User ID: 4549294 96477
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Decided to try this with our left over Thanksgiving turkey. It was easy and delicious. Two minor changes that I made were adding 1 cup of celery (sauteed with mushrooms and onion) and I used Fettuccine instead of spaghetti. Will definitely make again."

alison6482 User ID: 6611205 46974
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"This was great. Not too complicated or time-consuming. Very tasty."

Jessamine J User ID: 5492030 96476
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"Made it last week and everyone enjoyed it. Great way to use turkey leftovers."

jwilton User ID: 3787251 56048
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I added cooked frozen broccoli, & green peppers instead of the mushrooms & a layer of stuffing. My entire family loved it."

3samoyed User ID: 1096604 205664
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"This recipe was good but a little dry. I used extra milk when I reheated the leftovers and it was much better"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer