Leftover time! If you’ve got some delicious turkey leftovers (how is that possible?) and need a new idea on how to use it up, try a pasta dish that’s a jump from the usual turkey casserole.
Tetrazzini is simply a dish utilizing poultry and a white wine sauce and pasta so you can switch up the pasta and even the veggies used, but this one is an easy go-to. If you have enough turkey leftover you can make one for dinner this week and another to freeze.
- 1 box penne noodles or spaghetti or other pasta
- 6 tbsp butter or margarine divided
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 container fresh sliced mushrooms
- ½ cup white wine
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4-5 cups leftover turkey chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 cup frozen peas, or green beans
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- ½ cup fresh grated parmesan
- Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9”-x-13” baking dish with cooking spray. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add turkey, cheese, peas/green beans, oregano and basil and toss until combined. Add cooked pastaand toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper then transfer mixture into prepared dish.
- In a medium bowl, toss to combine panko and parmesan Top baking dish evenly with panko mixture.
- Bake until top is golden and cheese is melted about 20 minutes.
I shared this idea and more on CTV Morning Live Regina this past week – you can catch the clip here!
Perfect! I’m cooking a turkey this Wednesday and need meals to make with the leftovers… which there will be a lot of!
I am 50+ years old and I have never ever made this dish, sounds good and a great way to use up the turkey
This sounds delicious and I will have to try it with my leftover Christmas turkey.
Mmmm, and grated Parmesan! Soooo good!
This sounds so good, I used to make tuna tetrazzini, now can switch to turkey, thank you
This sounds delicious, I will have to try it
sound good. I made something similar to this the other night
I love a good pasta dish and this has great ingredients
This looks like a delicious recipe to use up turkey leftovers
Looks like a great recipe for left over Turkey.
absolutely amazing recipe!
This dish looks like something my whole family would love
I love turkey and pasta so this is one dish I will be making when I have leftovers!
Going to try this next time we have turkey leftovers.
That sounds extremely delicious. Definitely something that I would like.
well that sounds yum….and easy!!
I have some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and this recipe would help use of my stash.
wonderful recipe great to do with leftovers
I am a pasta and turkey lover. This sounds delicious.
We make this all the time with leftover turkey
This recipe sounds super easy and yummy!! Love that it uses leftover turkey or can be subbed with other meats too!
Sounds delicious I always order this when I go out but it looks like it is pretty easy to make.
Looks and sounds delicious.. love making simple pasta dishes my kids can help make and enjoy.
Looks delicious!! Would be perfect for all the turkey leftovers.
love using up turkey leftovers, and this looks like a good one!
Would love to try this. I’ve been craving turkey for a while and sadly didn’t have any at Thanksgiving.
Oh this recipe looks and sounds super yummy, thx very much for sharing the recipe.
Great idea for turkey leftovers! Looks amazing!
This recipe looks a lot better than the one I have been using. I will be trying your recipe next time we cook a turkey. Thanks for sharing it.
Looks great! Would love to try it!
This definitely is something I need to make!!
This sounds like such a delicious recipe! I can’t wait to try it 🙂
Adding this to my menu for the next two weeks. Meal planning for two weeks is leaving me unmotivated in my recipes lol. Thanks!
This sounds lovely! I must try this. Thanks.
Might have to try this one
A great comfort food dish for this time of the year and an excellent recipe to use the turkey leftovers. It looks delicious, thank you for sharing your recipe.
this sounds delicious & a good way to use up the leftover turkey
It would also be good with chicken.
This looks delicious. Comfort food at it’s finest.
This looks amazing. I need to try this with my left over chicken or turkey.
This sounds super yummy
Mmmm yummy. I wish my kids liked mushrooms! This sounds delicious!
This sounds delicious and a great way to use up turkey leftovers
We always get a bird that’s a bit bigger than we need. You never know who might join us for dinner (except in 2020!). Adding this to my collection of turkey recipes. 🙂
This is a great new idea for leftovers. Thank you
This sounds perfect for my family, we would like it for sure!
Pinned it. Sounds really good
I’ve never tried this before,will have to give it a go 🙂 Thanks!
I love cooking with turkey leftovers and this is one recipe that I think everyone will love!
great recipe for the leftover turkey!
oh my gosh this sounds delicious. Going to have to save this one!
We always make a turkey divan with our leftover turkey but I think I may switch it up and try this instead this year. Sounds delish!
This looks delicious! I’d omit the mushrooms though because I’m as picky of an eater as my kids hahaha!
Awesome Dish. Would definitely add a little pizzazz to our pasta night.
This is a fantastic idea for Turkey. Always love seeing different ideas for Turkey meals. We love turkey.
This looks like something my whole family would love! 🙂
Oooh this sounds sooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe
Turkey Tetrazzini looks like a perfect meal for my husband! It looks so delicious! A perfect meal for the cold winter.
This is definitely going in my Recipe file to use after the turkey we will have at Christmas. always looking for leftover recipes
Yum – don’t mind of I do!
We’ve started eating turkey more regularly. I love that there are so many great recipes out there that aren’t just for whole roast turkey, thanksgiving style.
Looks delish, should be on the table for sure!
I used your recipe after we had turkey at Christmas and it was absolutely great. Easy to do, even for a guy! Thanks for sharing!