Turkey Tetrazzini

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8 servings


Turkey Tetrazzini is an easy-to-make meal that is tasty and full of flavor. You'll love the crunchy topping. Ready in less than 1 hour.


  • 8 oz. dry spaghetti, prepared according to package directions, kept warm
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 3/4 cup (2.25 oz.) BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 can (14 1/2 fl. oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped turkey breast meat
  • 2 cans (4 oz. each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.

MELT remaining 1 tablespoon butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat; gradually stir in broth. Return to heat; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in evaporated milk and remaining 1/2 cup cheese; cook over low heat until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Stir in turkey, mushrooms, peas and sherry.

COMBINE pasta and turkey mixture in large bowl. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumb topping.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

A Winner

by K. Kris , California on Mar. 2010

Excellent meal - my kids and husband loved it. Tip - cook the spaghetti and do all your prep work (chop turkey, thaw peas, etc.) BEFORE you start with the sauce. Yummy!

Much better with fresh bread crumbs.

by J. Jess , Palm Desert, CA on Sep. 2009

We take whatever bread we have on hand and tear it into bits and put it in the blender to make fresh bread crumbs. For dishes like this great tetrazzini, the fresh bread crumb lifts the flavor to new levels.

Easy and tasty.

by E. Elsa , CEDAR PARK, TX on Jul. 2008

This was so easy and so tasty. My family loved it. I used frozen mixed vegetables instead of the peas. Quick easy and delicious.

Turkey Tetrazzini

by G. Ginger , SOUTHWICK, MA on May. 2008

This recipe was soooo good! I had to change a few ingredients and used what I had on hand; leftover turkey, marsala wine, linguini. It turned out soooo good. My husband loved it! and that makes me very happy! thank you carnation!!!

Turkey Tetrazzini

by L. Lana , KENT, WA on Dec. 2007

I reduced the fat grams to 4 per serving by omitting the butter and using fat free condensed milk. We all need to consume less fat ... help others stay healthy, hope this helps you too!

Yummy !!!

by C. Charlotte , MONTEREY, IN on Dec. 2007

This makes an easy and comforting meal. I did not have any turkey so I used chicken. I also omitted the dry sherry and it still turned out wonderful. I will make this again !!

jennas favorite

by J. June , ALBANY, OR on Nov. 2007

I saw this recipe the other day and wanted to try it. My daughter is a huge pasta fan. So it seemed the perfect recipe to try with all of the left over turkey I would be having. It was very easy to make but it tasted like I spent all day planning it. I will make this again it is now a favorite for us. The flavor was very good and for once everyone liked it . I have a very fussy family and its very hard to find something that everyone likes. thank you

Turkey Tetrazzini

by D. Debbie , BROOKLYN PARK, MN on Mar. 2007

I made the Turkey Tetrazzini except with chicken. It turned out really good! My husband is a picky eater, and even he liked it!

Turkey Tetrazzini

by A. Alisha , Minnetonka, MN on Feb. 2007

It takes longer than the recipe says, but it is absolutely delicious. My guests loved it and so did I. If you have the time, it's worth it.

Tasty & Filling

by C. Candace , RHINEBECK, NY on Apr. 2006

I made this with leftover turkey, of course! We enjoyed it and decided that the next time I make it we would like to substitute grated cheddar cheese. It was a delicious dinner. Thanks!