This creamy Turkey Tetrazzini is a straightforward and flavorful pasta casserole dish. It’s best for utilizing leftover vacation turkey, but makes for a crowd favored 12 months round!
I don’t believe I’ll ever get sick of baked pasta dishes! The total family loves this turkey tetrazzini, as properly as our traditional model with chicken. But if you’re searching for a lot more casserole-fashion pastas, definitely try baked spaghetti, or our three cheese pasta bake!
ideal way to use leftover turkey!
Thanksgiving is virtually here and if you’re anything at all like me, you’re Past excited to gather with close friends and family and consume delicious food. We collect with the whole Luna gang for hanging out and feeding our faces, but there’s often one problem. We make WAY also considerably food!!
One particular item we always have leftovers of is the turkey, so right now I wanted to share a tasty and simple recipe for all that leftover meat—because let’s be honest, you can only consume so several turkey sandwiches.
We have been extended-time fans of Tetrazzini (primarily due to the fact it’s SO easy), but we’ve always created it with chicken. I wished to modify this classic recipe to use turkey, and I’m so glad I did. The consequence was incredible and the hubby declared it tasted greater than our traditional model.
How to make Turkey Tetrazzini
This recipe truly is so easy and doesn’t get extended to prep and make.
Cream mixture. I started by combining the butter, sour cream, cream of celery, chicken broth, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to generate my cream mixture.
Mix. From there I added the turkey chunks and cooked linguine. As soon as this is all combined, I poured it into a greased casserole dish.
Best it off. From there, I topped the dish off with some grated Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese as well as some bread crumbs. The cheeses and crumbs additional so considerably flavor and develop the best tetrazzini along with the creamy turkey linguine base.
Bake. Then I just baked it in the oven for 35-forty minutes till the cheese was wonderful and bubbly, and voila! The end solution: a casserole dish full of creamy, superb comfort foods.
Make it your own, or make it ahead
I presently described how considerably my hubby loved this recipe, but even my picky-eating youngsters loved it. It’s impossible to go wrong with all the ‘kid-friendly’ components. If you do want to add a number of additional veggies, or switch out the sort of noodles, here are some alternatives to make it your own way:
- Switch the linguine noodles for spaghetti or egg noodles. Even now use sixteen ounces of noodles, and stick to the regular cooking directions.
- Add sauted mushrooms before stirring in the noodles.
- Add frozen peas when you mix the noodles and sauce mixture.
- Use cream of mushroom soup as an alternative of cream of celery.
Can turkey tetrazzini be frozen? Like most other cream-primarily based casseroles, you can freeze tetrazzini following baking. Make certain it is entirely cooled before covering it with hefty duty foil and putting it in the freezer. It will last in the freezer for up to 4 months. If you are arranging to freeze the dish, cook noodles al dente.
Reheat. To reheat, take it out of the freezer and allow it thaw in the fridge for 24 hours before you program to bake it. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes or so, until there are bubbling edges and you can tell it is heated through.
If you didn’t have time to thaw your tetrazzini casserole in the fridge, you can nevertheless bake it frozen. Make confident you leave it covered with tinfoil, and include an extra 45 minutes or so to the time. Uncover for the final 15 minutes of baking.
Holiday TIP: Use leftover turkey in recipes by chopping it up, bagging it and freezing to use in this recipe for later on!
We have turkey for several holidays, so I’m excited to chop up leftover turkey, bag it and freeze it for long term meals. It doesn’t get much better (or simpler) than that! I hope you guys appreciate this recipe as a lot as we did. It truly is so straightforward and so tasty.