Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta, tetrazzini, turkey
Servings 8 people
Calories 672 kcal


Roast Turkey (Skip If Using Leftover Turkey Meat)

  • 4 pound turkey breast bone in skin on
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon flake sea salt
  • Pinch freshly cracked black pepper

Garlic + Parsley Toasted Bread Crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic cloves minced
  • cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes

Turkey Tetrazzini

  • 1 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large or 8 small shallots finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds mushrooms sliced
  • ½ teaspoon flake kosher sea salt
  • 8 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 cups freshly shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup freshly shaved white cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound Barilla Classic Fettuccine
  • 4 cups roast turkey cut into 1-inch cubes


Roast Turkey

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub the turkey breast with the olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Place the turkey on a baking sheet, skin side facing up. Roast in the oven until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit and the juices run clear, about an hour and a half. Remove, allow to cool to warm, remove the meat from the bone, and cut the roast turkey into roughly 1-inch cubes.

Garlic + Parsley Toasted Bread Crumbs

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl mix together the garlic and olive oil and allow to sit together for 5 minutes. Add the panko breadcrumbs and toss to combine. Evenly spread out the breadcrumbs on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven until golden, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring halfway through to ensure they toast evenly. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Toss with the parsley and red chili flakes and set aside.

Turkey Tetrazzini

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the shallots and stir to coat in the oil. Cook until softened and transparent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add the mushrooms and salt stir to coat. Continue cooking until the mushrooms soften and deepen in color, they’ve released their moisture which has evaporated from the pan, and the mixture has become very fragrant, about 30 to 40 minutes more, stirring every few minutes. Set aside.
  2. While the mushrooms are cooking, you can prepare the base of the sauce. Pulse together the garlic, egg yolks, and 2 more tablespoons of the olive oil in a blender or food processor. Remove the center lid from the blender to create a small hole in the cap. With the blender running at medium low speed, *slowly* drizzle in the olive oil in the thinnest drizzle possible. You can stop the blender to wipe down the walls of it with a spatula if needed. You want the garlic bits at the bottom.
  3. Add the white wine in a drizzle, then the lemon juice, and then the thyme leaves, parmesan, and cheddar cheese. Blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. Set the sauce aside.
  4. Prepare the Barilla Classic Fettuccine according to the package directions. When the pasta is nearly done but not quite al dente, use tongs or a pasta claw to transfer the fettuccine to a large pot and immediately toss with the olive oil sauce. Add some of the hot pasta water, a tablespoon at a time, until the sauce becomes creamy, about 4 to 6 tablespoons. Add the roast turkey and the sauteed mushroom mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Tetrazzini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 672 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 226mg75%
Sodium 1310mg57%
Potassium 990mg28%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 64g128%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 404mg40%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.