Tempting Turkey Tetrazzini

A longtime favorite in many kitchens, this creamy turkey and pasta dish is fancy enough for entertaining and quick enough for weeknight meals.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
package (7 ounces) spaghetti
2
cups chicken or turkey broth
2
cups half-and-half, or milk
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour or Wondra® quick-mixing flour
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups cut-up cooked turkey or chicken
1
cup sliced ripe olives
1/2
cup slivered almonds
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • 3 Mix broth, half-and-half, flour, butter, salt and pepper in 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • 4 Stir in spaghetti, turkey, olives and almonds. Spread in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Expert Tips

This elegant one-dish meal is a spin-off on Chicken Tetrazzini, a dish said to have been named for opera singer Luisa Tetrazzini.

Need a shortcut? Omit steps 3 and 4, and make a quick sauce by mixing 1 can each (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups, 3/4 cup milk and 2 tablespoons dry white wine or chicken broth in a large bowl. Stir in spaghetti, turkey, olives and almonds. Spread the mixture in the baking dish, and sprinkle with cheese before baking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
325 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36 g
36 %
(Saturated Fat
17 g,
17 %
),
Cholesterol
110 mg
110 %;
Sodium
980 mg
980 %;
Total Carbohydrate
42 g
42 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
30 g
30 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
24%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.