Make-Ahead Turkey Tetrazzini

Make this creamy, herb-flecked casserole, with cooked turkey and a splash of sherry, in advance to save time.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 9 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

8
oz. uncooked spaghetti
1/4
cup margarine or butter
2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
cups chicken broth
3/4
cup half-and-half
1
to 3 tablespoons dry sherry, if desired
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon nutmeg
Dash pepper
3
cups cubed cooked turkey
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

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  • 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 350°F. Uncover baking dish; sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Cover; bake at 350°F. for 45 to 55 minutes or until thoroughly heated, removing foil during last 10 minutes of baking time. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • 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 350°F. Uncover baking dish; sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Cover; bake at 350°F. for 45 to 55 minutes or until thoroughly heated, removing foil during last 10 minutes of baking time. Sprinkle with parsley.

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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.

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.

This recipe may be baked immediately after assembly. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
135),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
900mg
900%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.