Chicken Tetrazzini

Turkey tetrazzini is one of our all-time favorites when it comes to comforting, reliable weeknight dinners, but depending on the time of year, good fresh turkey can be hard to find. Enter: this chicken version, which is just as creamy and delicious, and comes together in under an hour. Read on for how to make it the best it can be:

What is chicken tetrazzini?
Tetrazzini is a creamy, baked pasta that can vary in mix-ins, but usually involves spaghetti baked in a cheesy, creamy sauce with vegetables (like mushrooms in this case) and a protein like turkey or chicken. One of our favorite things about this dish? It’s endlessly customizable, so you can really use what you have on hand to create this comforting meal.

Can I use a different type of pasta for this recipe?
Absolutely! Tetrazzini is usually made with spaghetti, linguine, or egg noodles, but feel free to use your favorite cut. If bowtie is your thing, don’t let us stop ya!

Vegetable variations.
Spinach, tomatoes, or chopped bell peppers would be delicious additions (or substitutions) in this recipe. Dark leafy greens like kale or chard would be good, just be sure to sauté whatever veggie you choose before adding to your baking dish.

Can this be frozen?
Absolutely. Simply cover tightly and freeze! When ready to eat, remove from the freezer and let defrost in your refrigerator for 24 hours in advance. Once defrosted, cover with foil and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove foil, bake 15 minutes longer, and serve.

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