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Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini recipe! It is delicious, perfect for turkey leftovers and will be ready in no time!

Thanksgiving is coming and along with it will come leftovers too. Usually big quantities of leftovers.

I know, I am way ahead jumping to tell you what to do with leftovers when I didn’t even post a turkey recipe.

We always plan and make more than is needed. At least that is what happens in our family for Thanksgiving and of course Christmas 🙂

So, what to cook with turkey leftovers?

Got the perfect recipe for you! Bake a casserole and try my Turkey Tetrazzini recipe. For sure you are at that point when you had enough of reheated roasted turkey

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

What is Turkey Tetrazzini?

Turkey Tetrazzini is an American baked pasta dish invented in San Francisco and named after Luisa Tetrazzini, famous opera singer in early 1900s.

How to make Turkey Tetrazzini?

Traditionally the recipe calls for a creamy sauce, pasta, turkey, mushrooms and peas. From here on, the possibilities are endless. You can add anything your heart desires, I’ve seen recipes with bacon added, some with plenty of vegetables added and so on.

If you haven’t had Turkey Tetrazzini before, you’ll absolutely love it!

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

It is delicious, really easy to make and will be ready in no time.

You cook your pasta separately, sauté the mushrooms and onions, make the sauce, toss all of them together, adding the peas too, spread some shredded cheese on top and some bread crumbs and you bake it.

Quick and easy.

Less than 1 hour, preparation and cooking time included and that’s it! Dinner is on the table!

This way you get to enjoy your turkey leftovers and have a new dish for your family. Kids will be more than happy with it, too!

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

Next week I will have the first Thanksgiving menu option up and running. Will be Grilled Turkey breast recipe, Thanksgiving Side dishes ideas, and of course one of my favorite desserts this time of the year, Upside Down Cranberry Cake

Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini


  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles/ or any kind of pasta
  • 2/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 &1/2 cups sliced white button mushrooms/ cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups cooked turkey, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups organic chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  1. Cook egg noodles/ pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside. Meanwhile, heat oven to 425 degrees F. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, 1/4 cup cheese, 3 tbsp butter, salt and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 tablespoon butter, the mushrooms, onion and salt. Sauté over medium-high heat for 5-8 minutes, then transfer to a bowl. Toss in turkey and peas and set aside.
  3. For sauce, in a medium saucepan, whisk together broth, flour and remaining 2 tablespoons butter, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup cheese, the lemon juice and thyme. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a large baking dish, combine sauce, turkey mixture and egg noodles/ pasta; top with bread crumb mixture. Bake until golden and bubbling, 13 to 15 min. Serve warm.


This recipe is from Ladies' Home Journal.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Turkey Tetrazzini



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Tuesday 11th of November 2014

This is so perfect for using up all those turkey leftovers!

Oana Iancu

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Thank you so much for your comment Joanne! Hope you'll get the chance to try it!

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