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Turkey Fettuccine Skillet Recipe

Turkey Fettuccine Skillet Recipe

I came up with this simple dish as a way to use leftover turkey after Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. My children really enjoy it. —Kari Johnston, Marwayne, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the onion, celery and garlic in oil for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Stir in the milk, seasoning blend and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • 2. Combine cornstarch and half-and-half until smooth; stir into skillet. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in Parmesan cheese just until melted.
  • 3. Stir in turkey. Drain fettuccine; add to turkey mixture. Heat through. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 361 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2-1/2 starch, 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat

Reviews for Turkey Fettuccine Skillet

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Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"Made this as written except with roasted chicken instead of Turkey and my husband and I also found it VERY bland. It definitely needs something...maybe the strong cheddar instead of mozzarella as one user suggested. Not worth making again in my book."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"Good recipe, but even better when white pepper is generously added. I also use butter instead of canola oil. Fresh parsley gives it some added flavor, too."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"Love this recipe! I cut it in half because there's just two of us and it turned out great! Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"Very good & so simple to create. Both my household and my daughter's loved this. So this is a 5 star rating times 2. We both used ground turkey (using our own favorite seasonings) because it holds so much flavor when you bite into it. That kept the sauce from tasting so bland. We each added the cheese to our liking rather than the recipe's measured portion. Both of us have deciced to put this recipe on our dinner menus from now on."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"This was a terrific recipe my husband loved. Great for leftover turkey. I used white cheddar cheese and added panko crumbs on topic. I am sure kids would love this. It is a "comfort food" and the recipe can be readily adapted in different ways."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Very tasty recipe and a great way to use up leftover turkey. Think this would also be good with chicken or ham. I agree it was a little bland but not so much so that I wouldn't make it again. This is going in my leftover turkey recipe box!"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"My whole family loved this recipe!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"The sauce was slightly bland so I added some white pepper and cayenne. I also used smoked turkey legs and baby portabella mushrooms. Great comfort food!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"The only word to describe this dish is bland. Is it edible? Yes. Would I make it again? Definitely not. There are for sure ways to improve it, no doubt...But you would have to change/add so much, it is then a new dish. I do make another dish similar to this called hay & straw & it is ten times better. I thought I would try this because you never know what gem you might find, but this is not it."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Excellent. Definite keeper."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Yummy! Just made this for dinner, didn't have fresh mushrooms so used canned and added a little fresh baby spinach. Delicious! Will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"I followed the recipe exactly and unlike the other reviewers I found this to be VERY bland and not creamy enough. It isn't even worth trying again and tweaking it. This one goes in the trash.SJS9"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"Yum! We just made this at the last minute minus some of the ingredients (too lazy to go to the store!) & even though I forgot the oven was locked & cleaning itself so I can't broil it, we've been sneaking some little tastes & really like it. There are so many ways you can tweak this - I didn't have fettucine so just used spaghetti noodles, no fresh so canned mushrooms, no Mrs. Dash-type seasoning but just added a tiny bit of basil, used up some leeks I had instead of onion - you get the idea. It's still pretty much the same dish & very tasty."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"Prepared this dish today. I liked it, my husband loved it. It was creamy and cheesy and yummy. Next time I may leave out the celery and double the mushrooms. Otherwise very tasty just as written."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"A little sherry in the recipe gives it an even richer flavor and don't worry - the alcohol bakes out! 1/4 - 1/2 cup in the sauce."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"My whole family enjoyed this dish. It is quick and easy to prepare and very tasty."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Awesome - both of my kids and my DH loved it!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"I was looking for 'any recipe out of the ordinary', and I found it!! I WILL BE MAKING THIS!! It sound wonderful! Thank you Kari !! You have proven that you can teach a 66 year old something new!! (Now, what am I going to do with all this cranberry sauce!!) lol"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"I have made this recipe over and over again, and we are never disappointed. I also use chicken instead of turkey. It's tasty, healthy, and filling - a perfect meal for a hungry family!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"Just Delish!!! Followed the recipe exact (which I usually don't do) and it was FABULOUS!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"We loved this recipe. I substituted cubed cooked chicken breast for the turkey. It made a great meal."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2009

"This was easy to make. Chicken could be an easy substitute. I don't normally season my dishes with salt and pepper after they're prepared, but this needed just a little pepper. I'll add more mushrooms next time, just as a personal preference."

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