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Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

Make use of all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving with this easy (and affordable) turkey tetrazzini recipe! This creamy and delicious pasta dish is a perfect go-to for a quick dinner.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini, holiday recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • Leftover turkey breast 2-3 breasts
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 ½ cups milk 2% or whole milk
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 box spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups shredded cheese Italian blend
  • 2 tsp dried parsley


  • In a pan over medium-high heat, sauté onions and chopped turkey breast.
  • Add in frozen vegetables. For this recipe, I used frozen carrots, corn, and peas, as well as my own frozen seasoned vegetable mix.
  • Cover and cook for about 1 minute (to let the veggies steam and thaw a little).
  • Add cream of mushroom soup and milk. Mix in with chicken and veggies until fully combined.
  • Lower the heat to medium heat.
  • Add in all-purpose flour to thicken the mixture. I used about 1/4th of a cup, but you can add a little more or less depending on how thick your cream mixture is.
  • Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • While that’s cooking, prepare your pasta according to the directions on the box (I used regular spaghetti noodles). Once your pasta is done cooking, drain the pasta water. Add about 2 tbsp of butter to the pasta and mix until melted.
  • In a baking pan (or casserole dish), add the pasta and pour the creamy turkey sauce over the pasta. Mix together until the pasta is fully coated.
  • Top with shredded cheese. I used an Italian mixture of asiago, mozzarella, parmesan, and provolone. You can use whatever kind of cheese you prefer—just make sure the pasta is completely covered with cheese!
  • Sprinkle with dried parsley. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve & Enjoy!