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This Turkey Tetrazzini is a great way to use leftover turkey or chicken! It's creamy, cheesy and oh so comforting!!
Turkey Tetrazzini
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

This Turkey Tetrazzini is a great way to use leftover turkey or chicken.  It's creamy, cheesy, hearty and oh so comforting. 

Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces (227g) linguine or spaghetti, cooked
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (8 oz) (226g) pkg baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup (45g) all purpose flour
  • 2 cups (450ml) milk or half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups (350ml) chicken broth or stock
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) white wine
  • 2 cups (190g) shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup (60g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups (420g) shredded cooked turkey or chicken
BREADCRUMB TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup (23g) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup (55g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Start cooking your pasta.  Make breadcrumb topping and set aside.  

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. In a large oven-going skillet melt the butter over medium to medium-high heat.  Add the mushrooms and cook stirring occasionally until lightly browned.  Add the onion and cook until tender.  Add garlic and cook stirring for 1 minute.  

  4. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.  Whisk in the milk, broth, wine, salt, and pepper until smooth.  Cook until thickened (about 3 minutes).  Whisk in the cheeses until melted.  Remove from heat and stir in the turkey and drained pasta.  Top with reserved breadcrumb topping.  Bake for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.  

Recipe Notes
  1. Make ahead: Prepare and assemble dish as directed without the breadcrumb topping.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.  Top with breadcrumb topping and bake as directed.  
  2. Freezer option: Prepare and assemble dish as directed without the breadcrumb topping.  Cover tightly with plastic wrap and/or foil and freeze for up to 2 months.  Thaw completely before baking.  Top with breadcrumb topping before baking and bake as directed.  
  3. Serving options: serve this with a simple side salad, favorite steamed green vegetable or these Skillet Garlic Green Beans.  These Garlic Cheddar Biscuits also pair well.