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Turkey Fettuccine Skillet

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.
  • Makes
    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


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

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  • Sue
    Mar 25, 2020

    I loved my version of this recipe, I added a half glass of nice Chardonnay, served with peas and rolls! Yummy!

  • dschultz01
    Dec 1, 2017

    I liked it, but my wife did not. It was a good use of the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I added some black pepper to it.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Nov 7, 2016

    Definitely adding this to my list for day-after-Thanksgiving leftover meals! This will make for the perfect next-day dinner. Can't wait to try it out.

  • spronovo
    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.

  • Susansews2
    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.

  • pjwyliemorgan
    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!

  • jynxxmartin
    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.

  • pinelady
    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.

  • ConnieK
    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!

  • jnedore1
    Sep 1, 2013

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