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Turkey Tetrazzini

We recently had a winter storm come through our area, and I couldn’t find any meats in the supermarket. I was left to defrost a turkey I had gotten on sale during the Christmas holiday.

There were some turkey leftovers, and I had the best recipe in mind, TURKEY TETRAZZINI! You can do anything to this casserole dish and come out a winner. I love using white wine or heavy cream, but I have used different broths, sour cream, cream cheese, and it has always been a family hit.

This is baked ar 350 for 35 minutes. I wanted it darker but you can serve it just like this.

This recipe has had to be tweaked due to a younger child deciding not to eat sweet peas lately, but I pulled off a great Kid Tested Mother Approved Recipe that was another weekday dinner success.

I took the aluminum foil off and cooked for an extra 10 minutes to get the cheese darker. I love when my cheese has those brown spots.

You can use more turkey if you like, I didn’t have more than 4 cups, I love to have every bite with meat and veggies. They soak up the cream and you are left with delectable goodness.

See how the casserole is still moist and the cheese has melted beautifully? This is true comfort food.


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Turkey Tetrazzini

An easy recipe for the entire family. You use leftover turkey for this dish, great after Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 1 9X13 baking dish


  • 4 cups cooked turkey meat
  • 2 cups egg noodles (any size)
  • 1 can cream of chicken
  • 1 can cream of mushroom
  • 1 carrot diced fine
  • 2 cups turkey stock
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 3 cups mild cheddar


  • Cook your egg noodles for 7 minutes and run under cool water. You want to stop the cooking process since you will be baking them. You just want the noodles to take their shape while still being al dente. After rinsing place in a large bowl.
  • Turn oven to 350 degrees. Grease your 9x13 baking pan.
  • Shred your turkey into pieces and place it into the large bowl, adding everything except your cheese.
  • Stir well and place your mixture in a 9x13 baking pan.
  • Add cheese on top and bake cover for 35 minutes. Enjoy!!!


You can add sweet peas, broccoli, mushrooms, corn, asparagus, any vegetable you would like. 
Substitute the turkey stock for white wine for an exotic taste of evaporated milk for a more creamy taste.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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