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Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

What a great way to use up leftover turkey! This casserole bakes up delicious and bubbly for a wonderful main course. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (1 pound) linguine
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 to 5 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne until smooth. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cream.
  • Drain linguine; add 2 cups sauce and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Make a well in center of pasta, making a space about 6x4 in.
  • To the remaining sauce, add the turkey, mushrooms, pimientos, parsley and pepper sauce; mix well. Pour into center of dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly and heated through, 20-30 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 540 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 729mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Sharon
    Dec 8, 2020

    Only giving it 3 stars as I thought it bland. I added garlic and pesto plus more cheese.

  • nas1314
    Dec 4, 2020

    OMG, I can say enough about this recipe!! Loved it and will try to mix it up with either chicken, beef or seafood. Very delicious and satisfying!

  • Raynebow68
    Nov 27, 2020

    This has become a family post-Thanksgiving dinner expectation. I've been making it for years and only now thought to leave a review! It is halv-able and customizable and so very, very tasty.

  • Mary
    Jun 30, 2019

    Great recipe, tasty and comforting. Read the reviews and upped the flavor by adding 1/2 teaspoon celery seed and 1(2 teaspoon poultry seasoning to the heating flour mixture. My grandmother always added celery seed and poultry seasoning to chicken so I do to. Creamy, hot, flavorful all in one dish. Makes great take to work lunch and reheats well.

  • bmarana
    Jan 10, 2018

    Wonderful, great flavor! I used a store bought rotisserie chicken vs turkey and I didn't have pimentos. I also sauced the mushrooms in the butter just because I hadn't read recipe good enough at first but I will prob do that again cause I like my mushrooms well done. Also, used more like 1/2 c Parmesan vs 1/3. My husband loved it too. I will definitely be making it again!

  • AmandaColaizzi
    Jan 22, 2016

    I made this recipe exactly as specified, EXCEPT i only had ground turkey, not cubed. It turned out delicious. The sauce isn't a strong overpowering cheesy flavor, like those processed alfredo type of cream sauces. It is a mild creamy flavor with hints of delicious spices. In culinary class we learn that all ingredients should blend harmoniously together, and I think it did just that. If you like an extra kick, just add a bit more cayenne or hot pepper sauce. I added a bit of extra grated parm to my bowl (because i love cheese) and it was perfect! I will be making this a lot!

  • sandrahigley
    Nov 30, 2014

    This is the first Taste of Home recipe that hasn't "wowed"--it was ok...just very bland. Nobody wanted seconds, so I was left with leftovers of the leftovers. However, the next day I added some bacon, onion, and bell pepper (along with a pepper spice blend) and ended up with an outstanding dish that was delicious!

  • thelouws
    Oct 28, 2014

    Wonderful, creamy, comforting casserole. None of my children noticed the mushrooms mixed in with the meat. I used whole grain pasta and it was still delicious.

  • bernerlover
    May 30, 2014

    this was really good, though I made it with chicken. I also didn't add hot sauce or pimento's since I don't care for them but thought it was very tasty. I've made it a few times already.

  • aunttlk
    Dec 1, 2013

    I made a half batch and it was great!! I added some green peppers and onion. With chicken broth and cream, how can you go wrong? Thanks for sharing.