Chicken Tetrazzini (or turkey)

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Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy and delicious casserole made with chicken (or turkey), mushrooms and a creamy sauce, all served over spaghetti noodles, topped with cheese and baked till bubbly and golden.

So simple and delicious your family will love it!

Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy and delicious casserole made with chicken (or turkey), mushrooms and creamed soup, all served over spaghetti noodles, topped with cheese and baked till bubbly and golden. So simple and delicious your family will love it!

Chicken Tetrazzini

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Chicken Tetrazzini is the perfect way to use up your leftover poultry. The recipe is excellent using either chicken or turkey!

After days of turkey leftovers at Christmas or Thanksgiving, this is such a tasty and delightful way to change up your menu! I also love to keep a rotisserie chicken handy in my refrigerator for sandwiches during the week!

I clean the carcass of all its meat to create a quick Chicken Tetrazzini!  Such a simple and speedy meal for a busy weeknight!

Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy casserole made with chicken (or turkey), mushrooms, creamed soup, spaghetti noodles and cheese. Baked to golden perfection!

There are really no universal standards for a tetrazzini. You can make many modifications according to your preferences:

  • While I usually make my tetrazzini with poultry, it can also be made with seafood! It is so delicious with a combination of shrimp and scallops!
  • I love to use mushrooms, however these can be omitted if you prefer.
  • Cream of chicken or mushroom soup are both equally delicious in this recipe! Or if you don’t happen to have a can on hand you can create your own sauce like my Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce, which will work deliciously as well!
  • I like to top this casserole with both cheddar and parmesan cheese, but mozzarella would work equally well.
  • Crushed nuts such as almonds or pecans can also be sprinkled on the top and are a fun way to change the recipe up a bit.

We love to serve this up with a side salad and some  cheesy bread.

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5 from 2 votes
Servings: 8
Chicken Tetrazzini (or turkey)
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tetrazzini, turkey tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy and delicious casserole made with either chicken or turkey, mushrooms and creamed soup, all served over spaghetti noodles topped with cheese and baked till bubbly and golden. So simple and delicious your family will love it!

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 2 6.5 ounce cans canned mushrooms (13 oz total)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 10 ounce cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (or turkey)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti & drain. Drain mushrooms and save liquid.

  2. Melt butter and saute onion and then add mushroom liquid.
  3. Blend in soup and stir until smooth. Gradually add the evaporated milk stirring constantly until smooth.

  4. In casserole dish, mix spaghetti, mushrooms and chicken (or turkey). Pour in sauce. Top with cheese.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees until heated through. (about 20 minutes or so depending on your oven)
Nutrition Information
Calories: 370, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 64mg, Sodium: 766mg, Potassium: 399mg, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 20g, Vitamin A: 7.5%, Vitamin C: 1.4%, Calcium: 17.9%, Iron: 9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

The next time you are looking for an interesting and creative dish to serve to your family, try my Chicken Tetrazzini. So tasty and easy to prepare it will quickly become a family favorite!

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Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy and delicious casserole made with chicken (or turkey), mushrooms and creamed soup, all served over spaghetti noodles, topped with cheese and baked till bubbly and golden. So simple and delicious your family will love it! #casseroles #chicken #turkey #noodles #quickmealideas
Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy and delicious casserole made with chicken (or turkey), mushrooms and creamed soup, all served over spaghetti noodles, topped with cheese and baked till bubbly and golden. So simple and delicious your family will love it! #casseroles #chicken #turkey #noodles #quickmealideas

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3 comments on “Chicken Tetrazzini (or turkey)”

  1. I’ve been making this for years and didn’t know it had a name. Wow, I learn something new every single day!

  2. Sounds great gonna have to give this one a try =)

  3. We love this,but use rotini pasta instead of spaghetti 🙂 My favorite part of Thanksgiving….leftover turkey dishes \!

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