Affordable Family Dinners – Turkey Tetrazzini

Sometimes, you just need pasta. Fulfill your cravings with this savory, comforting pasta dish.
Looking for a way to use that leftover Thanksgiving turkey? This creamy pasta dish with turkey, mushrooms, and cheese makes for an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love.
Turkey Tetrazzini
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 tbsp. butter, divided
1 lb. spaghetti
1 lb. sliced baby bella mushrooms
1/2 c. white wine
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1 c. heavy cream
2 lb. leftover roast turkey, chopped (about 5 cups)
1 c. shredded white cheddar
1 c. frozen peas
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 c. panko bread crumbs
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Cooking spray
Freshly ground black pepper

Kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9”-x-13” baking dish with cooking spray. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add mushrooms and wine and cook until most of wine is absorbed and mushrooms are soft, 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining 4 tablespoons butter to skillet, then whisk in flour and cook until golden, 3 minutes. Slowly add broth and cream and whisk until no lumps remain. Simmer until thickened, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add turkey, cheese, peas, and oregano and toss until combined. Add cooked spaghetti and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper then transfer mixture into prepared dish.
  5. In a medium bowl, toss to combine panko, Parmesan, and oil. Top baking dish evenly with panko mixture.
  6. Bake until top is golden and cheese is melty, 25 minutes.
  7. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. is one of our favorite resources for easy, delicious family meals.

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