Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

This American classic is always a tasty choice. With turkey in this recipe, the bountiful flavors achieved make it the best way to cook a turkey. Let these turkey cooking instructions guide you on a wonderful culinary journey.

Notes

If you like this recipe, you will love our other great Thanksgiving turkey leftover recipes and cooking ideas.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds cooked turkey
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth or stock, fresh or canned
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt
  • Water
  • 16 ounces package spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 ounces jar grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Remove meat from bones and discard bones and skin. Cut turkey into chunks. Set aside.
     
  2. After preparing spaghetti as label directs, drain in a colander. Spread it evenly in a greased 13 inch by 9 inch baking dish.
     
  3. Chop onion. In 4 quart saucepan over medium heat, in 2 tablespoons hot butter, cook onion, mushrooms and lemon juice 5 minutes. Remove to bowl.
     
  4. In same saucepan, melt remaining butter. When hot, stir in flour, salt , pepper, nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon paprika until mixture is smooth.
     
  5. Gradually stir in sherry and reserved chicken broth and cook stirring until liquid is thickened. Add half and half, turkey chunks and mushroom mixture and over low heat cook,stirring, just until mixture is heated through. Taste to see if it does need more salt and pepper.
     
  6. Spoon turkey mixture over spaghetti in baking dish. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and add paprika.
     
  7. Bake in 350 degree F oven 30 minutes or until spaghetti and turkey mixture are throughly heated and surface is golden and bubbly.

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NEXT TIME I WOULD BREAK THE SPAGETTI IN 3OR 4 PIECES SO IT WOULD BE EASIER TO SERVE

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