Turkey Veggie Tetrazzini is a hearty combination of Italian-style vegetables, turkey and whole wheat spaghetti mixed with a creamy sauce. A crowd pleaser!
- 8 oz. dry whole-wheat spaghetti
- 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen Italian-style vegetable blend (broccoli, red peppers, mushrooms and onions)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 can (14.5 fl. oz.) reduced sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
- 3/4 cup (2.25 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- 2 cups cooked, chopped turkey breast meat
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
PREPARE pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables to boiling pasta water for last minute of cooking time; drain. Return pasta and vegetables to cooking pot.
MEANWHILE, HEAT oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat; gradually stir in broth. Return to heat; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in evaporated milk and 1/2 cup cheese; cook over low heat until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Stir in turkey.
POUR cheese sauce over pasta and vegetables; mix lightly. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve immediately.
Review This Recipe
Great Healthy Dish
I love cooking veggies and meat all in one dish and this is one of the best. It is easy to cook, healthy and tasty. I also substitute what I have on hand for the vegetables. What a versatile dish!
A Real Keeper
We loved this recipe! I used chicken instead of turkey because that is what I had. I also used fresh peppers with frozen broccoli since I had those as well. We loved it! The sauce is tasty without being too heavy and the flavors meld well together. I'll be making this often!
This was quick & easy. I used regular pasta, and added some extra cheese. My som said he couldnt say the dish name but it was goooood.
Great for leftover turkey!
Different from the usual recipes using canned mixed veggies and cream of mushroom soup. My family enjoyed this version.
A great way to use your leftover turkey.
TIP TOP TETRAZINNI
turkey tetrazini was a long ago favorite meal.
Back in those days, it wasmade w/ condensed ( cream of) mushroom soup & green beans. I prefer the Italian veggies& homemade sauce so much more.
We often had it as an economical meal when the money ran out before the month did . On occasion, it was even served to company, using less of that precious food moneybudget for entertaining. There were never any leftovers; guests & family devouredevery last bite w/ gusto.
I particularly like the method of coking the veggies along w/ the pasta (one less pot)
Great for kids
My family loves turkey so this was great but I have a hard time getting my kids to eat veggies but not tonight they loved they ate the whole thing so I know next time I have to make two or three