Raise your hand if you have leftover turkey! Since I hosted Thanksgiving this year and all of my guests had long drives home, I have a lot of turkey just sitting in my fridge. And, I can only have so many turkey sandwiches. So, where do I go to find good recipes for leftover turkey? Pinterest!
Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini, courtsey of Taste of Home, was floating around Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try. A huge bonus – I had all of the ingredients (or at least a variation) in my house so no need to run to the grocery store. This dish was the best way to use up all of those leftover ingredients in my fridge.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 package (7 ounces) thin spaghetti, broken in half
- 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
- Minced fresh parsley
- Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with turkey; set aside.
- In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Whisk in the soup, milk, poultry seasoning and mustard until blended. Stir in cheddar cheese; cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. Pour over turkey.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses (dish will be full). Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4-6 servings
I made a few modifications based on what I had in the house. I used a combo of green pepper and celery (leftover from stuffing) instead of the mushrooms. I used a little bit of marjoram, sage, thyme and rosemary instead of poultry seasoning. And, I just threw in whatever cheese I had instead the cheddar – Colby Jack slices worked just fine.
Here’s my finished product. It turned out so good – creamy with lots of rich flavor. When your husband goes back for seconds, you know it’s a keeper.