Best Turkey Tetrazzini with Mushrooms, Bacon, Garlic, and Herbs

Best Turkey Tetrazzini with Mushrooms, Bacon, Garlic, and Herbs
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Best Turkey Tetrazzini with Mushrooms, Bacon, Garlic, and Herbs

Barbara Kiebel

Best Turkey Tetrazzini with Mushrooms, Bacon, Garlic, and Herbs

Turkey Tetrazzini is a fancy name for a turkey casserole with a cream sauce, mushrooms, and peas, and we've always used it for a leftover dish after Thanksgiving when turkey is so abundant. But, the truth is, it's great anytime you have some leftover turkey or chicken. Turkey Tetrazzini can taste slightly bland so my version includes some garlic, bacon, and herbs to punch up the the flavor of the sauce. Dare I say, "BAM?"


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain well and set aside.

Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large ovenproof casserole dish over medium heat. Sauté the onions until they start to become translucent, for 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add the mushrooms, herbes de Provence, and 2 tablespoons of the butter, and cook until the liquid has evaporated, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Sprinkle the flour over the mixture in the pan and reduce the heat to low, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes to cook off the flour taste. Stir in the broth and the wine.

Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes. Gradually stir in the half-and-half and cook until thickened, stirring constantly until mixture coats the back of wooden spoon, for 5 minutes.

Combine the pasta, sauce, onions and mushrooms, turkey, peas, and bacon in the casserole. Stir in 2/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining Parmesan and the breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the Turkey Tetrazzini, and dot the top with the remaining butter, cut into small pieces. Bake until the top is golden brown, for 30-40 minutes.


Calories per serving:

1,094 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Egg Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 47g 73%
  • Carbs 99g 33%
  • Saturated 27g 135%
  • Fiber 7g 28%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Monounsaturated 13g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 65g 131%
  • Cholesterol 221mg 74%
  • Sodium 793mg 33%
  • Calcium 537mg 54%
  • Magnesium 136mg 34%
  • Potassium 1,209mg 35%
  • Iron 5mg 28%
  • Zinc 7mg 44%
  • Phosphorus 883mg 126%
  • Vitamin A 351µg 39%
  • Vitamin C 21mg 35%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 37%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 70%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 92%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 59%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 108µg 27%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 30%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 19µg 24%
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