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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Turkey Tetrazinni

For my Italian themed dinner party last week I served a classic Turkey Tetrazinni. I remember my mother serving this at dinner parties when I was a girl. It's an elegant version of comfort food. Rich and creamy sauce with poultry and mushrooms mixed with pasta, topped with cheese and baked until bubbly. I use the Joy of Cooking version as a guide, but having made it so many times I've simplified it a bit.

It only takes a few basic ingredients- 1 pound pasta ( I usually use spaghetti but macaroni, penne, or rotini would work just as well), 1 cube butter,  1 can chicken broth, 1/2  pound fresh mushrooms sliced, 1 cup whipping cream, 2-3 cups leftover turkey or chicken in bite sized pieces and shredded parmesan cheese.

Melt butter in a large saucepan.

 Add mushrooms and saute for a few minutes. Add 2 tablespoons flour and allow to brown and thicken slightly.

Add chicken broth. Bring to a simmer to thicken sauce.

Slowly pour in cream while stirring.

Add turkey and season to taste.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and place in buttered 9x13 casserole.

Pour turkey and mushroom sauce over pasta and top with parmesan.

Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1/2 hour. This serves 8.
Rich, creamy and delicious!

Turkey Tetrazinni

2-3 cups cooked, cubed turkey
1 pound spaghetti
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 can chicken broth
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 pound butter
2 tablespoons flour
shredded parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package. Drain and place in 
9x13 casserole.
In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. 
Add mushrooms and saute. Add flour and brown slightly.
Add broth, simmer and thicken. Slowly add cream. Add turkey. Pour over pasta and top with parmesan.Cove with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. 
Serves 8

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  1. Oh this looks soooooooooooooooo good. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. This looks good enough to pin and that's what I'm doing! Thanks.