Turkey Tetrazzini
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this is a creamy comfort food casserole made with turkey or chicken, great for thanksgiving turkey leftover or rotisserie chicken. A savory creamy dish to make again and again.
Recipe type: Main Dish,
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 10-12 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided 4T, 1T, 1T
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb egg noodles (or similar size package)
  • 1-½ cups milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 lb cooked turkey (or chicken
  • ¼ cup romano cheese
  • 3 oz grated Jarlsberg cheese
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, freshly chopped
  • ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs
  • Add in 2 cups fresh spinach, (stir in as you put everything in the casserole dish, it'll cook down when it bakes)
  • Add 1 tablespoon fresh/minced garlic when you saute the onions and mushrooms
  • Use 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice if you omit the wine
  1. In a skillet on the stove saute mushrooms with 1 tablespoon butter for 2 minutes.
  2. In a 4 quart pot cook egg noodles according to the package, but subtract 1 minute so the noodles are a little firmer so they don’t fall apart when baked.
  3. Drain noodles in a colander.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°
  5. In the pot over medium-high heat, put 4 tablespoons butter and flour, cook for 1 minute, slowly add in chicken broth, heavy cream, and wine (I put these all in one measuring cup that is easy to pour from).
  6. Add in cheeses and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is thickened.
  7. Add in the mushroom mixture.
  8. Add in the noodles and stir to combine.
  9. Next stir in turkey (or chicken)
  10. Stir in nutmeg, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  11. Pour mixture into a 13x9 casserole pan.
  12. Mix breadcrumbs with 1 tablespoon melted butter and stir to combine, put on top of the baking dish.
  13. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the center of the casserole is heated thoroughly and breadcrumbs are toasted.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2020/11/turkey-tetrazzini.html