Make-Ahead Turkey Tetrazzini

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Make-Ahead Turkey Tetrazzini
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 9 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8
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Make this creamy, herb-flecked casserole, with cooked turkey and a splash of sherry, in advance to save time.
Sep 8, 2014


  • 8 oz (227 g) uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) margarine or butter
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) half-and-half
  • 1 to 3 tbsp (15-45 mL) dry sherry, if desired
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) nutmeg
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cubed cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


  • 1
    Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, melt margarine in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half, sherry, 1/4 cup parsley, salt, nutmeg and pepper.
  • 3
    Add cooked spaghetti and turkey to mushroom mixture; stir gently to mix. Spoon mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 350ºF. Uncover baking dish; sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Cover; bake at 350ºF for 45 to 55 minutes or until thoroughly heated, removing foil during last 10 minutes of baking time. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Recipe Fact : Classic Tetrazzini consists of strips of cooked chicken combined with cooked spaghetti and a Parmesan cream sauce spiked with sherry. The casserole is sprinkled with bread crumbs and baked until it is brown and bubbly.
  • Tip 2
    Ingredient Info : Sherry is a fortified wine originally from the southern Spanish town of Jerez. Fortified wines get their sweetness and strength from a dose of brandy or another spirit.
  • Tip 3
    Kitchen Tip : This recipe may be baked immediately after assembly. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.

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