Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken and noodles in a creamy, buttery sauce. This chicken tetrazzini tastes just like Mom's.

Chicken Tetrazzini with noodles, mushrooms, and chicken in white oval dish
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 8 ounce dried spaghetti or linguine

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup sliced green onions

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 ¼ cup chicken broth

  • 1 ¼ cup half-and-half or milk

  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken or turkey

  • 2 tablespoon dry sherry or milk

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 4-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium. Add mushrooms and green onions; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, nutmeg, and pepper. Gradually stir in broth and half-and-half. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken, sherry, and half of the cheese. Add spaghetti; stir gently to coat.

  3. Transfer pasta mixture to a 2-qt. rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and the almonds. Bake 15 minutes or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Chicken and Vegetable Tetrazzini

Prepare as directed, except add 8 oz. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces, or 1 1/2 cups small fresh broccoli florets to the pasta water the last 1 minute of cooking.Per Cup: 425 cal., 21 g total fat (9 g sat. fat), 82 mg chol., 630 mg sodium, 39 carb., 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 22 g pro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
21g Fat
38g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 630mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 257mg 5%
Folate, total 88.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles