Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini

Thanksgiving is this week!!!!! Woo Hoo! Can’t wait. πŸ™‚

If you are still looking for something great to cook, you can see 30 Wonderful Thanksgiving Recipes HERE. If you are looking for a few great ways to use thanksgiving leftovers then click, HERE, HERE or HERE.

Now, let’s talk about the recipe of the day. Man, this Turkey Tetrazzini is fabulous. Wonderful!!! is what I am telling you here. My family loved it with a gusto I haven’t seen in quite some time. Thin spaghetti noodles, and tender turkey chunks are covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce that is rich with layered flavors. Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese are sprinkled on top, then the whole dish is baked to a heavenly delight. It’s comfort food at it’s finest. πŸ™‚

Make it! Please make it at your earliest convenience. I know you might have your hands on some leftover turkey here in the Β next few days. This recipe would make you popular with your family, it surely would.

Let me show you how to make it happen…


Turkey Tetrazzini

Time: 20 minutes prep + 30 min baking
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

half (16 ounce) box Spaghetti noodles
3 Tb butter, divided
2 C cooked turkey, chopped
1 C mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper
1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 C milk (I used 1 %)
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/8 tsp dry mustard
1 C sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 C mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 Tb Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp dried parsley



1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Boil some water in a medium-sized pan. Salt the water generously, then cook half a box of spaghetti noodles. Drain the noodles…


and place them in a 3 quart casserole, or 7×11 pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Β Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the noodles and toss them around a bit so the butter has a chance to melt. This gives them a nice rich flavor, while keeping the noodles from sticking together.


3. While your noodles are cooking, slice 1 cup mushrooms and chop 1 onion.


4. Into a hot skillet place 2 tablespoons of butter. Once it has melted add the mushrooms and onion. Hit it with just a bit of salt and pepper. Saute the yummy veggies over medium high heat until the onions are translucent.


5. Add 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1 cup milk. Whisk it in to combine.


6. Add 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard. Stir to combine.


7. Add 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese and stir it in. Once the cheese has melted remove the pan from the heat.


8. Chop 2 cups of cooked turkey…


and sprinkle it over the top of the noodles.


9. Pour the sauce over the noodles (no need to stir it in, just layer it). Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese…


and 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese over the top of the sauce.


10. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley over the cheese.
11. Pop it into the oven (uncovered) and bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sides are bubbly.

Turkey Tetrazzini from Jamie Cooks It Up

Hope you love it!


I can’t wait to make it again. πŸ™‚ This one is a keeper!

Post a comment!


  1. 1
    November 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm

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    • 2
      November 25, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks for letting me know about the inappropriate ad. I have contacted my publishing network to have it removed. Thanks again.

  2. 3
    November 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Made this tonight and it was delicious!! Thanks for sharing, Jamie> πŸ™‚

    • 4
      November 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Wow, thanks for your quick feedback! So glad it turned out well for you. πŸ™‚

  3. 5
    John W
    November 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Would this would with chicken as well?

    • 6
      November 26, 2013 at 5:30 am

      Chicken would be fabulous with this recipe. Good luck!

  4. 7
    Debbie Menconi
    November 25, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Love your recipes, Jamie. That is what I come here, for. Can’t wait to try this one!!
    Your blog is hilarious-makes my day!

  5. 8
    Sharon J
    November 26, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Cant wait to try this,looks DELICIOUS!

  6. 9
    December 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you so much for the recipe! Mine is currently in the oven and I cannot wait to see how it turns out. I did try the sauce before baking and it was wonderful.

  7. 10
    December 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm


    Made this tonight. It was delicious!! I did double both cheeses…. πŸ™‚


  8. 11
    December 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Made it tonight using our leftover turkey. Sooo good! I think the turkey tasted better in this than it did on Thanksgiving Day! Thanks so much. πŸ™‚

  9. 12
    Anna kuma
    December 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Used another recipe last week and it was so dry πŸ™ this one looks to be a hit–will try thanks

  10. 13
    Kat Hilton
    December 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve never tried any Turkey Tetrazzini before. I used cream of celery soup and some other changes. We loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  11. 14
    Sandra Wimbish
    December 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    This was so yummy. I have 3 children and they all loved it. I did change one thing, Instead of the mozzarella cheese on top, I used fresh breadcrumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese, with a little drizzle of melted butter. I will definitely make again!

  12. 15
    December 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Love your blog! Will be trying this recipe tonight. Thanks!

  13. 16
    December 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm


    Excellent quick recipe!

  14. 17
    May 29, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    This is a winner! Absolutely delicious and is now a family favorite.
    Thank you, Jamie!

  15. 18
    September 25, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Made this tonight and was a huge hit! Will be making this again.

  16. 19
    October 12, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Made it tonight using our leftover turkey. Sooo good! I think the turkey tasted better in this than it did on Thanksgiving Day! Thanks so much.

  17. 20
    November 29, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Can I make this a freezer meal???

  18. 21
    December 2, 2019 at 6:47 am

    I made this last night and it was delicious! I used leftover smoked turkey and fresh parsley instead of dried and it was amazing. Will definitely make again.

  19. 22
    March 30, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    I was looking for a recipe to use leftover turkey and found this one. I substituted cream of chicken soup for the mushroom soup.
    My family says this should be a regular dish for dinners.

  20. 23
    May 26, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. I will try it the way you suggest. It is not like I do. thank you for sharing. It will be better than what I do.

  21. 24
    Patty Cav
    November 28, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Hint: if you have leftover gravy, use it instead of the cream of mushroom soup. Much more flavor!

  22. 25
    June 29, 2021 at 1:05 am

    I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. I will try it the way you suggest. It is not like I do. thank you for sharing. It will be better than what I do.

  23. 26
    July 22, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Multumesc pentru idee!

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