Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Turkey Tetrazzini

First of all I just want to announce that this is my 100th post! Yay! *throws confetti*

I'm so glad I looked at my post count today, because I knew I had been getting close to 100 and wanted to mention it when I got there! I'm actually sticking with this thing! Of course, you all make it so easy to stick with because you make it fun! So thank you to all of my lovely readers, here's to the next 100! :)

I thought I would share one of my favorite pasta recipes with you today, Turkey Tetrazzini. This is an old recipe that we got from a friend many years ago (boy do I sound old) and we don't make it often (because HOLY calories) but it is SO good! Perfect comfort food, perfect winter food, just perfect.

A few months ago some friends of ours were going through a rough time and I don't know about y'all, but when us Southerners want to help and show how much we care, we bring food. As soon as I had the thought to bring them some dinner to take some of the load off, I immediately thought of this recipe. It's somewhat time consuming (although it helps if you cheat with a rotisserie chicken like I did), but easy to make, and it travels and reheats beautifully.

Next time you need a filling, comforting, homey meal for your family or a friend, try this one out.

You will need:

1/4 pound butter 1/2 cup AP flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 16 oz whipping cream 1 cup chicken broth 2 tbsp cooking sherry 1 can sliced mushrooms Diced turkey or chicken (amount desired)- Or if you're me, a rotisserie. No shame. 8 ounce box spaghetti 1 package shredded parmesan cheese

First preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then you want to cook the spaghetti.

While the spaghetti is cooking, I shred my chicken so that it will be ready to stir in to the sauce when it's time. 

Once that's done, start melting your butter: 

All that glorious butter. 

Add the flour, salt, and pepper and heat until it's combined and starts gently bubbling. 

Remove from heat and add the chicken broth and heavy whipping cream. 

See what I mean about the calories? 

Place back on burner, and heat to boiling, stirring continuously. Boil for one minute. You want it to have a pretty thick consistency at this point, but don't let it boil too long or it may scald. 

Remove from heat and add turkey or chicken, pasta, sherry and mushrooms (if desired). At this point I transferred it to a large bowl to have enough room to fit everything and stir it together well. That's a lot of goodness right there, this is a pretty large skillet and it just barely fit. 

Once it's all combined, pour it into a 9x13 baking dish and cover with the Parmesan cheese. 

Bake for 30-45 minutes. 

Devour and enjoy! Serve with warm, crusty bread slathered with more butter. Mmmm. 

Ok, I want pasta now. 

Turkey Tetrazzini:
Ingredients: 1/4 pound butter 1/2 cup AP flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 16 oz whipping cream 1 cup chicken broth 2 tbsp cooking sherry 1 can sliced mushrooms Diced turkey or chicken (amount desired) 8 ounce box spaghetti 1 package shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Cook the spaghetti. Dice or shred turkey or chicken. Heat butter, flour, salt, and pepper until bubbly. Take off burner and add whipping cream and chicken broth. Place back on burner and heat to boiling, stirring continuously. Boil 1 minute. Remove from burner and add sherry, mushrooms, turkey, and spaghetti. Mix together and pour in baking dish. Sprinkle bag of cheese evenly over the top of mixture. Bake for 30-45 minutes.

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  1. Yay!! Congrats on your 100th post!! That's awesome. And what better way to celebrate with a delicious recipe!! Can't wait to try this one out!

  2. this looks SO yummy!!! congrats on your 100th post!!!!

  3. That seriously made my stomach growl. Looks so good! Yeah for your 100th post!!!!!!

  4. Congrats on your 100th post - yay!!! The recipe looks so good - I've never made it myself!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  5. Woohoo...100 posts, that's awesome lady!

    I love this recipe!! yummy!!

  6. Yay for 100 posts! Such an accomplishment!

  7. This looks yummy, I don't think I have ever had this before.

    Congrats on 100 posts!!! Yay!!!

  8. Looks so good! I love creamy pasta dishes!

  9. I mean anything with that much butter has to be delicious!! Happy 100 posts!!!

  10. Happy 100th post!

    This recipes comes at a perfect time. My husband's boss is going through a REALLY rough time and everyone is pitching in and cooking her food. We've done it once before but I don't want to repeat a recipe so this is the one that's going over next time.

  11. this looks amazing! when i eat chicken, i almost always prefer rotisserie - yummmo! happy 100th post!

  12. You are killing this girl who is trying to watch their carbs!!! LOL, but that seriously looks delish. I'll def keep that in mind when I need to bring a meal to someone!

  13. Congrats on your 100th post! I haven't had this in forever... Looks amazing!

  14. Congrats on post #100! That's awesome! It's an exciting milestone, isn't it?! :D

  15. Yummy and congrats on 100 posts!


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