Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini: A Comforting and Delicious Pasta Dish

Nov 25, 2023 | Main Courses


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Turkey Tetrazzini Ingredients

– 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked until al dente
– 2 cups diced cooked turkey
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 medium onion, finely chopped
– 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 cups chicken broth
– 1 cup heavy cream
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Chopped parsley, for garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and mushrooms and sauté until they start to soften and turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.

3. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and onions, stirring well to coat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flour to cook but not brown.

4. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, ensuring that no lumps form. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat and let it cook for another 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.

5. Stir in the heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Let the sauce simmer gently for another 5 minutes until it thickens further.

6. Add the cooked spaghetti and diced turkey to the skillet, tossing everything together until well combined and coated in the creamy sauce.

7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.

8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until the top is golden and bubbling.

9. Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley for a pop of freshness.

Tips and Variations

Turkey Tetrazzini Cooking Instructions

– For a vegetarian option, replace the turkey with cooked chickpeas or roasted butternut squash chunks.
– You can use leftover roasted turkey or roast a fresh turkey breast specifically for this dish.
– Don’t limit yourself to just spaghetti; try using other pasta shapes like fettuccine or penne for a different texture.
– Consider adding a sprinkle of breadcrumbs on top before baking for an added crunch.

This Turkey Tetrazzini recipe is a cozy and satisfying dish that will transport you to a place of comfort and happiness. Whether it’s enjoyed during a leisurely family dinner or prepared as a nostalgic treat, the blend of creamy goodness and hearty flavors makes it a timeless classic.

Turkey Tetrazzini Final Dish

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