Smokin' Tetrazzini


This baked pasta recipe is a delicious way to give new life to leftover chicken or turkey. Plenty of veggies (sweet peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes) add nutrition and color to this easy comfort food dinner.

Smokin' Tetrazzini
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 12 ounce dried multigrain, spinach, or whole wheat fettuccine or linguine

  • ¾ cup dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), snipped

  • 3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (8 ounces)

  • 2 medium red sweet peppers, cut into bite-size strips (2 cups)

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ⅓ cup milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese or smoked cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 2 cup shredded roasted turkey or chicken

  • 2 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted

  • Shredded smoked Gouda cheese or smoked cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 3-quart baking dish; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding dried tomatoes to boiling water with the pasta; drain.

  2. For sauce, in a large skillet cook mushrooms, sweet peppers, and onion in hot oil over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk and the 1 cup water. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Gradually add the 2 cups cheese, stirring until melted. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

  3. In a large bowl combine cooked pasta mixture, sauce, and turkey. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds.

  4. Bake, covered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle each serving with additional cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

526 Calories
19g Fat
54g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 526
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 908mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 54.9mg 275%
Calcium 353.4mg 27%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 699mg 15%
Folate, total 165.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*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.

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