Rachael Ray's Take Two on Tetrazzini

Reader request: "I would love a new version of classic tetrazzini with chicken or turkey!" —Carrie Hampton, Columbus, Ohio
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Take Tow on Tetrazzini

Recipe by Rachael Ray

  • 6 to 8Servings


  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère or Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • Salt
  • 12 oz. extra-wide egg noodles
  • 1/3 cup (a handful) fresh dill sprigs, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 oz. white mushrooms, sliced or chopped
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • Finely ground black and white pepper
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry, dry (white) vermouth, or white wine
  • About 2 cups whole milk
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (about 1/8 tsp.)
  • About 3 to 4 cups shredded or chopped cooked turkey or rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup (a generous handful) fresh or frozen peas


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the noodles.

2. In a small saucepan, melt 4 tbsp. butter over low heat. Mix in the panko, cheese, and parsley.

3. Arrange a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the broiler.

4. Salt the boiling water and add the noodles. Cook until 1 minute shy of the package directions. Drain; return to the pot. Toss with the dill and 1 tbsp. butter.

5. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil, two turns of the pan, over medium. Add the remaining 1 tbsp. butter. When it melts, add the mushrooms; cook, stirring often, until lightly browned. Add the shallot and garlic; season with salt, black pepper, and white pepper. Sprinkle with the flour. Add the sherry; cook, stirring often, until absorbed, about 1 minute. Add the milk; season with nutmeg. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the turkey and peas; cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 4 minutes.

6. Mix the sauce into the noodles. Transfer to a large baking dish. Top with the breadcrumbs. Broil until the top is browned and the edges are bubbling, 3 to 4 minutes.