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A white casserole pan of turkey tetrazzini with servings removed.

Turkey Tetrazzini

Course: Dinner/Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tetrazzini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 629 kcal
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Turkey Tetrazzini is the classic creamy and cheesy pasta dish with mushrooms and leftover holiday turkey, but chicken works too for enjoying all year long.



  • 10 oz angel hair pasta
  • cup butter divided; ¼ cup/ remaining tbsp
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 2 celery ribs diced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup white wine (or broth)
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt +/-, to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper +/-, to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic minced/grated
  • cups cooked turkey cubed/chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley


  1. Cook the pasta 1 minute shy of packaged directions; drain
  2. While pasta is cooking, cook the vegetables and make the cheese sauce
  3. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 1/4 cup butter and cook the onions, mushrooms, and celery
  4. Sauté for about 3 minutes or until the vegetables have begun to soften;

  5. Add the flour and stir well, making sure all the flour has been thoroughly mixed into butter and vegetables.

  6. Slowly pour in both the milk and the wine (broth); stir well

Cheese sauce

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter and cream cheese
  2. Once smooth, add the sour cream and mozzarella cheese
  3. After the cheese has completely melted and the sauce is smooth, add the thyme, nutmeg, paprika, salt, and pepper, stirring well to fully incorporate the seasonings into the cheese sauce


  1. In a large bowl combine the pasta, vegetables, turkey, and cheese sauce; toss well
  2. Pour into a large baking or casserole dish, cover, and bake in a 375°F degree oven for 30 minutes.

  3. At time, remove cover and bake an additional 5 minutes allowing the top to brown.

  4. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley
  5. Enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Tetrazzini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 629 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 567mg25%
Potassium 612mg17%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 913IU18%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.