Turkey Tetrazzini

Tamara Minck


I started making this recipe about 10 years ago to use up that leftover Thanksgiving Turkey, we always have it the weekend following turkey day, is a great change of flavor. Hope you try it this year and enjoy it!

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This is going to become your go-to recipe for turkey leftovers. This casserole is extremely creamy and super easy. I loved the addition of Parmesan and Asiago cheeses ... it adds flavor to the roux and creates an amazing cheesy crust on top. Your family is going to request this often! The Test Kitchen


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30 Min
45 Min


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1-16oz pkg
spaghetti, cooked per pkg directions, drained
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 large
sweet onion (or whatever you have on hand), chopped
15 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
butter, unsalted
1/2 c
all-purpose flour
3 c
chicken broth
1 c
1 c
heavy cream
1 1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese, fresh, divided
1 1/2 c
grated asiago cheese, fresh, divided
4 c
cooked turkey, chopped (or chicken)
salt and pepper to taste


1/2 tsp
each white pepper, cayenne pepper, and smokey paprika, or more!, if you like a little warmth.

How to Make Turkey Tetrazzini


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter 9x13 baking dish.
  • 2Heat olive oil in large sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
  • 3Add butter to onions & garlic, stir until melted and bubbly, then and flour and stir until you have a med-dark blonde roux.
  • 4Slowly stir in chicken stock, cream, and milk stirring out any lumps. Add salt and pepper to taste and the optional spices listed (if desired). Bring to boil, stirring continuously, and when it begins to thicken, add a cup each of the cheeses, turn off heat, and stir until cheese is melted.
  • 5Stir in turkey (chicken) and set aside, off heat.
  • 6After preparing spaghetti, drain and pour into prepared baking dish. Pour turkey mixture over pasta and top with remaining cheeses. Bake 45 min or until bubbly and cheese topping starts to brown.
  • 7Serve with toasted garlic sourdough bread (YUM!) and a side of your favorite green salad. Enjoy!

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About Turkey Tetrazzini

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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