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Healthy Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe | Clean Eats Style | Thanksgiving Leftovers

  • Author: Diana of
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4


  • 2 cups leftover turkey (dark and/or white meat) – chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 3 oz dry linguine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, plus more to prep the casserole dish
  • 2 stalks celery, cleaned, chopped small
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package mushrooms, cleaned and sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons cup grated parmesan
  • dash nutmeg
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and brush a 8×8” or 7 1/2” square casserole dish with about 1 teaspoon of oil.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook linguine following package directions, except cook pasta about 1-2 minutes less than recommended time (it will finish cooking when the casserole bakes in the oven). When pasta is done, rinse with cool water to stop the cooking. Add cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl when done.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a sauté pan over medium heat. When ready, add onions and celery and cook till veggies are tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add veggies to large mixing bowl when done.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a sauté pan over medium heat. Melt 1 tbsp butter in pan. Add mushrooms and cook till mushrooms are tender, about 6-7 minutes. Add veggies to a large mixing bowl when done.
  5. In same pan as mushrooms were cooked in, melt 2 tbsp in pan. Add flour to pan and cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, add sherry, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper (to taste), and cook till sauce is thick, about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Add parsley and peas to mixing bowl, then add sauce. Stir all ingredients together and pour into the prepared casserole dish. Smooth top flat. Evenly distribute the breadcrumbs (add or reduce amount of breadcrumbs to your liking).
  7. Grate parmesan over breadcrumbs. Optional: Add some extra bits of butter on top, spread out.
  8. Bake casserole for 30-40 minutes or until sides are bubbly (the top may not brown unless you do optional step #7 so look for signs of bubbling rather than the browned top for doneness)
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