Make-Ahead Turkey Tetrazzini

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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