TURKEY TETRAZZINI

PREP TIME: 10 mins | COOK TIME: 1 hr 20 mins | TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 30 mins | SERVINGS: 10

A pleasing make-ahead pasta dish that freezes wonderfully. Creamy baked pasta in a homemade sauce with shredded turkey, spaghetti, and a golden cheesy crust. What more can you ask for?

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%)

To Assemble:

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

1 c shredded mozzarella cheese

1 c frozen peas

How to make Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Breast:

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

Step 2: Over medium heat, bring this to a simmer, then adjust the heat to medium-low. Cover the skillet. Simmer for about 40 minutes until tender and the inside of the turkey breast has reached 165 degrees F. Or in a slow cooker, place the ingredients, then cook for 4 hours on low.

Step 3: When done, transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Chop or shred and set aside.

Sauce:

Step 1: Melt the butter in a large skillet.

Step 2: Once the butter has melted, add the onion. Saute over medium heat until soft.

Step 3: Add the garlic in the skillet, then the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook for a minute more.

Step 4: Stir in the flour until fully incorporated.

Step 5: Pour in the turkey stock followed by the cream and whisk until smooth. Cook further over medium heat, stirring until soft. Set aside.

Turkey Tetrazzini:

Step 1: If baking directly, prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees.

Step 2: In a 9 x 13-inch greased baking dish, place the cooked pasta, shredded turkey, and peas. Pour the sauce over. Use a spatula to spread the sauce.

Step 3: Sprinkle the cheese on top and place it inside the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

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