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Turkey Tetrazzini is the perfect Thanksgiving leftovers recipe. For many, it’s almost as much of a tradition as the actual Thanksgiving meal. I like it because no matter how you slice it, turkey dries out so this creamy noodle dish is a great solution.

Turkey Tetrazzini, a simple Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

The ingredients are likely things you already have in the pantry and fridge so no need to run to the store.

1 (12 ounce) package uncooked egg noodles
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1 2/3 cups grated Parmesan cheese
4 cups chopped cooked turkey
1/4 ounce breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and place in the prepared baking dish.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Mix in chicken broth and milk. Cook and stir continuously until the mixture comes to a boil. Stir in 1 1/3 cups Parmesan cheese, and remove from heat.
Mix chicken broth mixture and turkey with noodles. Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until surface is lightly browned.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes?



8 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    I've already made this, with a different recipe, but it's wonderful.

  2. @MsAJRogers says:

    I had so much fun doing this on Twitter! It was DELICIOUS!! Better even my husband is the pickiest man on the planet (no joke) and the fact that he liked it is AMAZING!

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  4. gina says:

    What size casserole dish did you bake it in?

  5. Crazimamma says:

    No seasoning?

  6. tmjt says:

    Great dinner!!

  7. Lynette says:

    Made this tonight, used a 9" square dish, cut ingredients in half. Easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ann GrubbsnCritters says:

    That's a brilliant use of leftovers! Love it!

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