Turkey Tetrazzini

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

6 servings

Updated: Dec. 01, 2023
This recipe comes from a cookbook our church compiled. It's convenient because it can be made ahead and frozen. After the holidays, we use leftover turkey to prepare this dish for university students. They clean their plates! —Gladys Waldrop, Calvert City, Kentucky
Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the next 10 ingredients.
  2. Spoon into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish; if desired, sprinkle with additional cheese. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 40-45 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Turkey Tetrazzini Tips

What can you use instead of cream of mushroom soup when making turkey tetrazzini?

Feel free to substitute cream of chicken or cream of cheddar cheese soup in this recipe. No cans handy? Create your own homemade cream of chicken soup!

What else can you add to turkey tetrazzini?

Add a some chopped celery to the onion and green pepper in this recipe—and for extra flavor, sauté those veggies before adding them to the bake. Instead of jarred mushrooms, add 1/2 pound of sliced fresh mushrooms to the spaghetti during the last few minutes of boiling. Sprinkle in a little poultry seasoning for a savory flavor. Toss some sliced almonds on top during the last few minutes of baking for a little crunch.

What can you serve with turkey tetrazzini?

One of our bright, fresh, 5-star-rated green salads is the perfect sidekick to turkey tetrazzini. Classic creamed peas are another delicious option.

Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Senior Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 343 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 819mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.