Turkey Tetrazzini

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My favorite recipe for leftover turkey

The holidays are here and that means TONS of turkey. I tend to cook as if the entirety of Paris Island is coming to feast at our home, so that means an incredible amount of leftovers. That also means that I need lots of recipes to use with that leftover turkey. Tetrazzini is a family favorite in the Marcinkoski house. I hope you enjoy it just half as much as we do! It is especially good if you use the turkey bones to make your own broth!


2 tablespoons butter

12 cup finely chopped onion

13 cup finely chopped celery

12 teaspoon  pepper

12 teaspoon salt

1 cup frozen peas

34 cup carrot (I use the pre-cut matchstick carrots)

8 ounces sliced mushrooms (optional)

12 cup white wine (the drier the better)

12 cup flour

4 cups chicken broth (or better yet turkey broth made from boiling your carcass!)

1 cup parmesan cheese (divided)

4 ounces cream cheese 1

8 ounce thin spaghetti (cooked)

3 cups turkey meat, cooked and shredded (or chicken)

12 cup breadcrumbs (I use Progresso with Italian seasoning)


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Melt butter in sauté pan.
  • Add onion, celery, pepper, salt, carrots, and mushrooms (optional).
  • Sauté until vegetables are tender.
  • Add flour and stir until vegetables are coated.
  • Add wine, and stir quickly until flour is absorbed.
  • Gradually add broth, stirring constantly.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and the cream cheese, stirring until cheese melts.
  • Add the peas, turkey and pasta.
  • Stir until blended.
  • Coat a casserole with non-stick spray and transfer mixture to the casserole.
  • Combine breadcrumbs with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Sprinkle mixture evenly over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until lightly browned.

I think it is bet to let the casserole sit for about 15-20 minutes before serving

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