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Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini is a delicious pasta dish that’s super easy to make. Perfect for busy weeknights or when you want something comforting without a fuss. This recipe makes enough for your whole family, and it won’t break the bank!

Start by boiling some spaghetti or fettuccine noodles until they’re just right – not too soft, not too hard. Meanwhile, gather up your leftover turkey or grab a rotisserie chicken from the store. Shred or chop it into bite-sized pieces.

Now, let’s make the creamy magic happen! Melt some butter in a big pan and toss in sliced mushrooms until they’re golden brown and yummy. Sprinkle in flour, whisking it like a pro, creating a smooth mixture that thickens up. Pour in chicken or turkey broth, add heavy cream, and let the sauce become a dreamy, creamy delight.

Don’t forget the Parmesan cheese – it adds a cheesy kick that’s just right. Season it up with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. If you’re feeling fancy, a splash of white wine can join the party.

Mix in your shredded turkey and cooked pasta, ensuring every bite is coated in that heavenly sauce. Transfer it all into a baking dish, let it bake until the top turns golden brown, and your kitchen starts smelling like a gourmet restaurant.

Before you dive in, sprinkle some fresh parsley on top for a touch of green freshness. Let it cool for a bit, so you don’t burn your tongue in your eagerness to savor this delightful, easy-to-make Turkey Tetrazzini. Enjoy the simple joy of a pasta bowl that’s as elegant as it is easy!

Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini is a creamy weeknight pasta dish ready in just 50 minutes. With a rich Parmesan sauce, mushrooms, and optional wine, this simple yet elegant recipe strikes a delightful balance between indulgence and ease. Baked to perfection, it offers a satisfying bowl of comfort, celebrating straightforward and flavorful cooking.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 500 kcal


  • Large pot for boiling pasta
  • Large skillet or saucepan
  • Baking Dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Cooking spray or butter for greasing the baking dish


  • 8 oz spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 3 cups cooked turkey shredded or diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup dry white wine optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped (for garnish)


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and become golden brown.
  • Sprinkle flour over the mushrooms and butter, stirring continuously to create a roux. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the raw flavor of the flour is cooked out.
  • Gradually whisk in the chicken or turkey broth, ensuring there are no lumps. Stir in the heavy cream and continue to cook until the mixture thickens.
  • Add Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and white wine (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the sauce to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked turkey, followed by the cooked pasta. Mix until the pasta is evenly coated in the sauce.
  • Grease a baking dish and transfer the pasta mixture into it.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden and the sauce is bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.


  • You can customize this recipe by adding vegetables like peas, spinach, or bell peppers.
  • Feel free to use a mix of different cheeses for added flavor.
  • If you prefer a crispy top, you can broil the dish for a couple of minutes at the end.
Q: Can I use a different type of pasta?
A: Yes, feel free to use your favorite pasta shape.
Q: Can I make this ahead of time?
A: Absolutely! Assemble the dish, cover, and refrigerate. Bake when ready to serve, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time if needed.
Q: Can I use chicken instead of turkey?
A: Yes, you can substitute cooked chicken for turkey in this recipe.
Keyword Creamy, Easy Dinner, Pasta, Turkey Tetrazzini
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert