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Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini casserole is a fantastic lunch or dinner made with leftover turkey. It is best served with roasted vegetables and a side salad.

Turkey Tetrazzini feeds a lot of people made with leftover turkey. It is an old fashioned recipe that I am happy to keep in my recipe book.  It is fantastic with roasted vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, onions, peppers, etc. 

I first found this recipe in my Taste of Home Light and Tasty 2011 Annual Recipe Cookbook.

Cost Per Serving is about $3.14 as of September 2023

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $37.73.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $22.27.

  • Cost per serving is reduced to about $1.86.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.


Recipe serves: 12

Serving size: 1 ~ 1/3 cups

Equipment needed: Sauté Pan, Pasta Pot and 9×13 baking pan

Total time: 45 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $15.46 as of September 2023

  • bay leaves $3.49
  • butter $3.99
  • flour $2.49
  • olive oil $5.49


Total: $22.27 as of September 2023

  • 1 garlic bulb $0.67
  • 1 onion $0.90
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms $2.29
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley $0.99
  • 1 package fresh thyme $2.49
  • 1 lemon $0.79
  • Turkey Leftovers $0.00
  • 1 bag egg noodles $2.29
  • 1 box chicken broth $1.49
  • 1 small carton eggs $1.19
  • 1/2 gallon milk $1.89
  • parmesan cheese $3.29
  • 1 loaf fresh bread $3.99

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Bring a pot of water to boil and and cook pasta to package directions. 
  3. Add two tablespoons of olive oil to a Sauté pan.
  4. Add onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper for 2 minutes then add the mushroom herb mixture. 
  5. Cook until mushrooms are soft then add garlic for 1 minute.
  6. Remove bay leaves.
  7. Add mushroom mixture to a mixing bowl then stir in lemon peel and 4 cups of cooked turkey. 
  8. Dain the pasta noodles; set aside.
  9. Preheat oven to 350°.
  10. In the pasta pot melt 4 tablespoons of butter then add 2 tablespoons of flour while mixing. Cook until the flour is brown (about 2 minutes).
  11. Continue stirring while slowly adding 2 cups of broth. Then bring broth to boil for 5 minutes. 
  12. Stir in milk mixture and continue to boil for 2 minutes. Remove the mixture from heat. 
  13. Stir in egg noodles as well as the mushroom and turkey mixture.
  14. Grease a 9×13 baking dish and spoon in the noodle mixture. Season with salt and pepper. 
  15. Top the noodle mixture with bread crumbs and cheese then bake uncovered for 25 minutes until brown. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Winning Recipes for Turkey Leftovers

Side Options

Side Salad

Roasted Vegetables

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