Quick Turkey Tetrazzini

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a quick and easy recipe for using up leftover turkey, and it's especially great if you're a Parmesan fan like me.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g uncooked spaghetti
    • 125g butter
    • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
    • 3 cups chicken stock
    • 2 cups (500ml) milk
    • 1 2/3 cups grated Parmesan cheese
    • 4 cups chopped cooked turkey

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and place in the prepared baking dish.
    3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Mix in chicken stock and milk. Cook and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Stir in about 1 1/3 cups Parmesan cheese and remove from heat.
    4. Mix chicken stock mixture and turkey with spaghetti. Top with remaining cheese. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until surface is lightly browned.

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    UPDATED: I made this again last night with the following additions & it was even better! I added some chopped celery to the onion & garlic and sauteed in olive oil until tender. Then added 1/4 c. sliced mushrooms & sauteed a little longer. Set aside the sauteed vegetables and make a roux in a separate saucepan with the flour & olive oil, and then add sherry wine (1/4 cup) to the broth and then milk (cook about 5 mins, continually stirring). Follow the rest of my review below & you'll love it! When I reached the right consistency, I added frozen peas, chopped turkey, and freshly grated parmesan and asiago cheeses (or romano is good too). I like linguine instead of spaghetti. Add pepper and salt to taste. Top with seasoned bread crumbs with melted butter on top and bake about 1/2 hour til bubbly. Quite yummy!  -  27 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I recently made this recipe with left-over turkey. I cut the recipe in half and added about 1 teaspoon of minced garlic to the butter and also some black pepper. Another small change that I made was to put Italian seasoned bread crumbs on the top and to bake for only 40 minutes. I was very pleased with this recipe and will serve it again!  -  02 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is fabulous! The only changes I made were halving the recipe for my husband & 2 toddlers, and it made enough for 2 meals. I also added about 1/2 t. garlic powder, a dash of pepper, and about 4 T. of sour cream. I also cut the cooking time down to 40 minutes, and probably will cut it down even to 30 minutes so it's a bit more soupy. This is a really delicious recpe, thank you so much!! I will definitely make this recipe again & again. My 2 year old daughter had two HUGE helpings of this.  -  26 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)