Romance Cooks

Turkey/Chicken Tetrazzini with a New Mexican Twist – Samantha Ann King



My family likes this recipe so much that I make it all year long. When I don’t have leftover turkey, I simply substitute shredded chicken breasts. I frequently double the recipe and freeze one for later.

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Turkey/Chicken Tetrazzini with a New Mexican Twist


8 oz whole wheat fusilli/spiral pasta (or whatever pasta you have in the pantry)

2 cups shredded cooked turkey or chicken

3 tablespoons butter

1 onion chopped

2 cups shredded Cheddar/Jack cheese

2 cups half and half

2 oz jar diced pimentos, drained, or ¼ cup chopped roasted red bell peppers

4 oz can chopped green chile, drained (I use mild, but if you’d like something spicy, try medium or hot.)

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1-2 cups fried onions (Although, I’ve made it without these when I don’t have them.)

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain and spread in 9×13 pan. Mix in shredded turkey or chicken.

Melt butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add cheese, half and half, and pimentos or roasted red bell peppers, green chile, salt and pepper. Stir until thoroughly heated. Pour into pan with pasta and turkey/chicken.

Sprinkle fried onions on top. (If freezing, put the fried onions in a Ziploc and freeze with casserole. After thawing the Tetrazzini, sprinkle the fried onions on top.)

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until bubbly.



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