Turkey (or chicken) Tetrazinni
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Turkey Tetrazinni

Turkey (or Chicken) Tetrazzini with peas and mushrooms and a creamy, cheesy sauce is always a family favorite.
Course Casserole
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 534kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces spaghetti, snapped in half
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Sherry
  • 3 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 to 1 cup frozen green peas, defrosted
  • 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Topping

  • 1/2 cup homemade bread crumbs or panko crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt and pasta. Cook to al dente and drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • While water is coming to a boil, add 2 tablespoons butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sauté until brown. Remove mushrooms to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add remaining 4 tablespoons butter to skillet along with flour. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add the chicken stock, milk, and heavy cream, whisking well to avoid lumps. Cook until smooth and bubbly, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add salt, thyme, pepper, nutmeg, lemon juice, Sherry, and mushrooms.
  • Stir in turkey, peas and Parmesan cheese. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Add cooked pasta to the skillet, or if not enough room combine both in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add some of the reserved cooking liquid if mixture is too dry.
  • Transfer mixture to a greased 9X13-inch baking dish.
  • In a small bowl combine bread crumbs, melted butter, and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Scatter on top of casserole. Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes. If desired, broil briefly to brown top.

Nutrition

Calories: 534kcal