Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

Make this easy dish with leftover Thanksgiving turkey for an easy and yummy casserole dinner.

Make this easy dish with leftover Thanksgiving turkey for an easy and yummy casserole dinner.

I have to admit that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. You get to see family and enjoy a wonderful meal together. But, what about all those leftovers. There is only so much you can do with leftover turkey meat. 

Turkey sandwiches are good, but after a while, the meat will get so dry after sitting in the fridge or freezer for a while. That’s why I decided to make my own cheesy good casserole with the leftovers. 

Make this easy dish with leftover Thanksgiving turkey for an easy and yummy casserole dinner.

Nothing fancy. Really easy and with a jar of alfredo sauce, you will have dinner on the table in about an hour. A recipe that’s been around for ages, but never gets old.

I normally take all the turkey that’s not used for sandwiches, shred it, store in a freezer reusable bag. I also add a freezer label on the bag and store it in the freezer for up to 3 to 4 months. The freezer labels I use are removable for easy cleaning. This casserole could also be made and stored in the freezer. I love these casserole dishes with lids for the freezer. 

Even though I normally make this recipe around the holidays, it is equally delicious year-round. If you don’t have turkey on hand, you can use rotisserie chicken or cook up a couple of chicken breasts! I will freeze shredded chicken often to make meals easier to make.

Serve this up with a garden salad and some crusty bread for a perfect meal!

Make this easy dish with leftover Thanksgiving turkey for an easy and yummy casserole dinner.
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Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time:10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Tammy

Ingredients

  • 1 10 to 16 oz ziti pasta
  • 1 jar of Alfredo Sauce
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 to 3 cups leftover turkey shredded

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain and set aside. Take off 1 or 2 minutes from the cooking time suggested.
  • Mix together Alfredo sauce, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and pepper in a pot. Stir constantly while letting all that goodness heat up and melt together. Add shredded turkey.
  • Lay all the pasta in a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of pasta and then pour Alfredo and turkey mixture on top of that. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes or so until the top just starts to turn a golden brown.

Notes

NOTE: I use basically whatever pasta I have on hand to make this recipe. 
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Enjoy,

Tammy

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16 Comments

  1. Now that’s putting your leftovers to good use! This turkey tetrazzini looks so scrumptious, I can’t wait to make it with our leftovers!

  2. I don’t plan on making a turkey this year. But I use a ton of chicken breasts. I’ll cook a 3 lb bag of chicken in the crockpot on slow and then divide it into two meals. My son loves pasta dishes and I’m going to give this one a try. Crossing my fingers he will eat it. He loves Alfredo.

  3. The older I get the more I love Thanksgiving! The older I get the more I seem to love leftovers too! Thank you for this great idea for what to do with leftover turkey meat!

  4. Casseroles are one of my favourite recipes to make. We are coming up to leftover turkey season. This is definitely a recipe I am looking forward to trying. I’m sure it will be a big hit with my family.

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