TURKEY TETRAZZINI

PREP TIME: 10 MINS | COOK TIME: 1 HR 20 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 30 MINS | SERVINGS: 10

This Turkey Tetrazzini is a perfect make-ahead dish and freezer-friendly. One of my favourite turkey meals with shredded turkey and spaghetti in a homemade sauce with a golden cheesy crust!

Ingredients

Turkey Breast:

1-1.5 pounds boneless turkey breast filet

1.5 c. turkey or vegetable stock

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Sauce:

1/4 c. unsalted butter

1/2 medium onion finely diced

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp Italian seasoning

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 c. all-purpose flour

2 c. turkey stock

2 c. cream – 10%-18%

Assemble the Tetrazzini:

375 g. high fibre white spaghetti (about 13 ounces), cooked to al dente

1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

1 c. frozen peas

How to make Turkey Tetrazzini

Step 1: In a large skillet, place the turkey breast. Pour the stock over and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2: On medium heat, bring the mixture to a simmer, then adjust the heat to medium-low. Cover with the lid and continue to simmer for about 40 minutes until the turkey breast is cooked through and the internal temperature reached 165 degrees F. Or add the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on low.

Step 3: When done, transfer the turkey breast to a cutting board. Chop or shred then set aside.

Step 4: To make the sauce, melt the butter in a large skillet. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and saute over medium heat until soft. Add the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook for a minute more. Stir in the flour until fully incorporated. Pour in the turkey stock followed by the cream. Whisk well until smooth. Cook further over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens. Set aside.

Step 5: If baking right away, prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees.

Step 6: In a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish, place the cooked pasta, shredded turkey, and peas. On top, pour the sauce. Using a spatula, spread the sauce over the pasta, then sprinkle with cheese.

Step 7: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until golden and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 485cal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1028IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3mg