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 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.
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??
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a medium baking dish (around 2 quarts, 11x7-inches) and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
- Mix in the turkey, green peas, and spaghetti. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Top with remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter and bread crumbs.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Source: Adapted from Allrecipes.
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Post updated 11/19/2022, photo above is the original.