Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini

by Erin

Do you have a lot of leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Then you have to make this leftover turkey tetrazzini! You won’t even know you’re eating leftovers, again.

Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini.

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Leftover thanksgiving sandwiches are my favorite – slathering on the cranberry sauce as the condiment and loading up on turkey, stuffing and whatever else I feel so inclined to add. But today I am trying out something different with my leftovers: Turkey Tetrazzini!

I am not entirely sure I’ve ever had tetrazzini before so I am not sure how it compares to others, but I found it to be quite delicious and a welcome change up for my Thanksgiving leftovers.

Baked Turkey Tetrazzini.

I halved the original recipe which I found on Allrecipes and followed some of the reviewers suggestions. Even with only half the recipe you will use up 2 cups of leftover turkey! And it still serves 4-6 people, unless you are not serving this with anything else. Personally I think this would go great with any other leftovers you may have on the side.

What are your Thanksgiving leftovers ideas??

Turkey Tetrazzini made with Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey.

Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini.


Yield: 4-6 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 6 oz. uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter + 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp white wine (or reserved pasta water)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 oz. frozen green peas
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a medium baking dish (around 2 quarts, 11x7-inches) and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium, heat the olive oil. Add onions and garlic, saute for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add butter and when melted whisk in the flour to form a paste.
  4. Slowly pour in the chicken broth while whisking. Add the white wine and milk. Continue to cook, stirring frequently,  until it comes to a boil.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Mix in the turkey, green peas, and spaghetti. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Top with remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter and bread crumbs.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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Source: Adapted from Allrecipes

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Post updated 11/19/2022, photo above is the original.

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