Turkey Tetrazzini

Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking" by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch, published by William Morrow, 1993

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound white button mushrooms, ends trimmed, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Essence, recipe follows
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1 pound cubed or bite-size shredded roast turkey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 (5 1/2-ounce) bag potato chips, crushed
  • Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Directions

Saute the onions and bell peppers in 6 tablespoons butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over high heat until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add the mushrooms, Essence, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are soft and have released their liquid, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and chicken stock and cook, stirring, until smooth and thick, about 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and very flavorful, 15 to 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the egg noodles until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.

Butter a 9 by 13-inch casserole or baking dish with the remaining tablespoon of butter and set aside.

When the sauce has thickened, add the noodles, turkey, parsley, salt, black pepper, and Parmesan to the skillet and stir until thoroughly combined. Transfer to the prepared casserole and top with the potato chips. Bake uncovered until bubbly and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Yield: 2/3 cup


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I made it virtually the same way with fettucine noodles except that I used leftover, buttery turkey gravy and decreased the butter and cream. I put in no flour or chicken stock because that's already in my gravy. I reduced a bit of red wine because I didn't want to open a whole new bottle of white. It was delicious, potato chips and all. My picky husband and daughter-in-law loved it, as did son and grandkids. But this was really good casserole, destined to be a family favorite whenever we have leftover turkey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was fabulous! Everyone loved it and said it was like eating at a restaurant. The flavor was wonderful and was fairly easy to make. We had enough for leftovers and it was just as good the next day. I did not put the crushed potato chips on top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe would have been delicious, I'm sure, except I managed to stir in the entire batch of Emeril's ESSENCE seasoning: all 2/3 of a cup. Talk about "bam!" I'm scheming on how to salvage this overly-seasoned batch. Maybe served in a tortilla with sour cream and fresh avocados...? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh, bam, bam, bam!!!!!! I enjoy so many of Emeril's dishes. Easy to put together, and just so good. I took some to the older neighbor lady, and two men neighbors, and still had more than enough for hubby, me & some leftover!! Next time will cut it in half. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this casserole several times. A neighbors son was visiting one time and he told my son what ever you don't eat, I will. Awesome recipe. Thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was amazing! Great casserole for a cold, winter night! We used lightly salted chips due to the amount of salt in the recipe and it was great! Will definitely be making again, but with more turkey! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic, I didn't have turkey so I used some leftover rotisserie chicken, fabulous will definitely make again item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was superb! amazing! I have been making chicken/turkey casseroles for years, but looking back, they were tasteless and gooey. The sauce in this casserole, along with the spices really gives us a velvety and spicy flavour, with just enough turkey and noodles to make a small portion very satisfying . Thank you Emeril!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice recipe! Very tasty and forgiving. I made it two years in a row for New Year's Day and doubled the recipe each time. Even my mother liked it and she is not usually a fan of pepper. I omit the noodles and chips so that we can serve it at a buffet where people spoon it over rice. Emeril's Essence is fabulous. I use it on my popcorn too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it with skim lactose-free milk instead of heavy cream, but added 1 tbsp of butter more at that stage of the recipe. Not strictly lactose-free but easy enough on my stomach! Kids & hubby loved it, although, admittedly I added dashes of cayenne pepper on top of mine to kick it up a few notches and it was perfect for me! Better than any turkey tetrazzini i've ever had. I didn't read the other reviews till now...I'll probably use this recipe with tuna next time. Thanks, Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I struggled to give this four stars because most of the flavor comes from the butter and added salt. If I make again the seasonings will change. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe and I have made it several times - it has just the right amount of kick to keep it from being bland. The flavors mesh perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry that I cannot give an accurate rating for what probably is a marvelous dish. I am writing to advise other readers to CAREFULLY read the recipe. There are two lists of ingredients. In the first, which I see now is the master list of ingredients, it clearly says 1 1/2 teaspons Essence (a spice mix. However, I missed the quantity and followed second list of ingredients which I see now clearly makes 2/3 cup of Essence. I did not go back and look at the first ingredient list and thus, yes -- you guessed it, I put 2/3 cup of Essence in the casserole instead of 1 1/2 TEASPOONS! It seemed like a lot but I THOUGHT I was following the recipe. Needless to say the dish was vastly overseasoned and unedibly salty. It was saved by making three more batches without any spices and diluting the original batch. Next time I will slow down and comprehend what is written! Chefeat emptor... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed this last night for company for the first time and it was by far a big hit, seconds for all. Great recipe and I will definately be fixing it again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
By far the best recipe ever for Turkey Tetrazzini. I have been making this for awhile now and it is sooooooo good. You won't be disappointed. I don't change anything its perfect just the way it is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good recipe as mentioned by all the reviews. The Emeril's Essence gives this recipe the 5 stars and why it is better then others for me. The Essence gives the dish a nice spice and flavor that other casseroles don't have. When you have cream, pasta and turkey you need something to take the dish to the next level and spice does that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I ever made a recipe that tasted like I was at a fancy, expensive restaurant. It is unbelievably good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
just tested the recipe on college guys getting ready for sunday night football... they only ate one serving..we will see if they come back for more... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super delicious, super easy! Made it as is, only change I made - didn't use the potato chips, used leftover crispy fried onions on top. Amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This exact same recipe is also on Foodnetwork as Tuna Tetrazzini. I have used this recipe with tuna - and it was the best tuna casserole I ever had. Tonite I used leftover Christmas Eve ham... and it was delicious! I julienned about 5 slices of ham to get 2+ cups of ham. Used whole milk instead of heavy cream, and topped with fresh bread crumbs tossed with olive oil. This is a great, versatile recipe. Will have to try it with turkey or chicken some day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This continues to be one of the best casseroles we've ever had. Packed with lots of flavor and easy to make. If you get the chance, make it with leftover smoked turkey ... incredible!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night for my husband and 18 year old son....OH BOY! They Loved it!! The casserole dish was close to gone! Awesome recipe for leftover turkey or chicken! Emeril is my go-to chef first always!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the best tetrazzini I've had. Didn't change anything perfect for left over turkey item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! I would make Turkey, just to have the leftovers so I could make this dish. This was great! Even the 10-yr old loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe rocks!!!!! Easy to put together and kid friendly. My family of 6 loved it. I didn't change a thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is good. I upped the essence like folks said, and replaced the turkey with more chicken and the mushrooms with peas and carrots. It turned out flavorful but the yield is way off. There's no way this recipe feeds 10 adults - more like 6. I wish the recipes included the serving size, for example ten 1/2 cup servings, so people can adjust for the portion they need. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Good. As far of turkey tetts go, I am used to a long pasta. This is a great alternative with the eggs noodles. I added a handful of peas and more seasoning, as others suggested. Also, I thought it was overkill with the chips - so I mixed panko and shredded Parmesan and topped with that. Turned out great!! Better the next day for sure!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted good, but maybe more along the lines of glorified pot pie. If/when I make this again, will definitely be adding more Essence and more white wine to kick up the flavor. Traded chips for crushed Ritz crackers and it was lovely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! I used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, and to accommodate some health concerns, I left out most of the salt and some of the garlic (which my hubby doesn't care for, love the Essence, used some spray rather than all the butter, and left it all in the dutch oven to 'cook.' Turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you are sick of leftover turkey, and looking for something interesting to do with the bird, look no further. This was extremely easy and flavorful. I made this recipe exact, and wouldn't change a thing. Can't wait roast another turkey, so I can make this again. A real winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an easy and yummy recipe. My husband loved it, and he's a picky eater. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very yummy! Fist time I have tried turkey tetrazzini and it was great! Definitely recommend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummy! I replaced olive oil for most of the butter. It was still very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous! I've never been disappointed with any of the food network recipes. I also added frozen small green peas to my recipe... I used all fresh veggies,and smoked turkey, and got loads of praise.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut the recipe in half. Used only 2T butter and 1/8 C flour, half onion, 1/4 C roasted red peppers, 1 can sliced mushrooms. Omitted wine since I didn't have it. 3/4 C turkey and salt & pepper for taste. Also used my homemade turkey broth 1C and fresh thyme. Came out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not like the potato chips, but everything else was good. Maybe I will try again and use a different topping next time, as some others have suggested also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved this so much that I have now made it twice since Thanksgiving. It's the first time ever that I have used all of the leftover turkey! I saute mushrooms in cream sherry and butter prior to adding them and also added some cream of mushroom soup to the chicken broth. It's even better when heated over the next few days as leftovers, with fresh potato chips on top, of course. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A definite hit at the table. I used ingredients I had on hand, yellow pepper and frech green beans and it was delicious. This dish has great flavor and the chips add a nice crunch for added texture. For sure, I will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and easy to make. I had no chips or ingredients to make the essence so I substituted with panko crumbs and pappys seasoning. I think next time I might add a bit more turkey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great way to use up the Thanksgiving turkey! I followed the recipe exactly and was very pleased. May fix without the potato chips next time but I was really happy with how this recipe turned out. The mushrooms gave it a great flavor. Will definitely make again, and not just after Thanksgiving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great way to use up leftover turkey, and the dish is absolutely delicious! I used half & half to save a few calories and thin spaghetti because I had it on hand. It was really yummy & I would make it again. You could also use chicken or tuna if you don't have leftover turkey. Thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Talk about yummy comfort food. I omitted the wine. Made an extra cup of sauce. I also omitted the potato chips and used panko bread crumbs with melted butter. This is a new tradition to have Tetrazzini while decorating for Christmas with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I just know the leftovers will warm up real well for work tomorrow! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My hubby doesn't like it when I make pasta dishes, but I couldn't help notice him getting his 2nd FULL plate of this! What a great recipe to use the extra Turkey (not that I had much leftover since I made Anne's Brined Herb-Crusted Turkey w/Apple Cider Gravy... simply a MUST. I used a pablono pepper instead of the bell, threw in some sour cream and substituted fettuccini for the pasta, yummy! I'm stuffed, once again! Thanks Emeril for sharing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent flavor and easy to make. The kids had fun crushing the potato chips! I had fun eating a great dinner and getting rid of leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a leftover turkey casserole fan, but decided to give this a try because of the positive reviews, and because Emeril's recipes are normally hits. I had used Ina Garten's herb roasted turkey basic recipe for a whole turkey breast and used the leftovers in this recipe. This casserole was really exceptional, and I think the herbed flavor of my leftover turkey gave it an additional plus. Using suggestions from other reviewers, I did increase the amount of essence by another 1/2 tsp, and I used about 2/3 c. of parmesean (because I was trying to use it up. Taste the sauce before adding the additional salt called for in the recipe. I reduced the amount of salt to 1/2 tsp because I had salted the water the noodles were cooked in. The dish was fine without it. This recipe came together easily and quickly. The family really liked it, and asked me to remember it for next year's holidays. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING.....this recipe was great with our turkey leftovers from thanksgiving. I didn't add any cheese to mine because of allergies but it still came out great. And I had fun crushing the potato chips!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly as written except I used Emeril's southwest essence. I wasn't sure about the chips on top, but, they added a nice crunch! Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! The sauce reminded me of this dish I had at a french restaurant years ago "champagne chicken." Nice sweetness to it without being sweet. Just pleasant. Definitely not a weight watchers meal - but hey, it's the day after Thanksgiving! Personally, I would like to try buttered panko breadcrumbs as a topping instead of the chips, but the chips are good. Others in the house liked the chips very much and called them a nice surprise. Another winner, Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this every year the day after Thanksgiving. I add a small bag of frozen peas, or frozen peas and carrots - whichever one I can find in the store. This is an awesome way of dealing with leftover turkey. I think the chips as a topping was an original idea and really make the dish. I highly recommend it to others, and have! Thanks Emeril!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Lunch at my job! Everyone raved about even my Executive Chef! This recipe will become a standard in my home! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely divine! I've used this recipe so many times. My family just loves it and it is so easy to make but definitely takes time. We usually have a butterball turkey breast then save the leftovers just to make this dish the next day. I have to admit though, we didn't use the essence but used italian seasoning (Pampered Chef) and Black Peppercorn and Garlic Rub (Pampered Chef) in this dish. We have also added frozen peas into it in order to get the kids to eat some veggies occasionally. Simple delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe! I also used way more Essence, maybe 3 tablespoons, but I am a seasoning freak. Halved the butter, sprayed olive oil on the pan and omitted the shrooms and it was still super tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!! Sooo good. I don't even write reviews but I was compelled to on this one... Thats how darn good this is! I live in new Orleans and this truly tastes like the authentic flavors here. I used roast chicken from the grocery because I didn't have any leftovers. After thanksgiving this is so gonna rock my too much turkey leftover world!!! But recipe is too good to hold out for holidays. Most def in the regular rotation! Emeril rocks!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! I added much more Essence (probably 3 Tablespoons) and mixed potato chips and breadcrumbs for the topping. I will make it again when we have Thanksgiving leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh this is fabulous. I only changed up a few things. I didn't butter the dish, i sprayed it with pam. Instead I used the butter 1tbls and mixed that with about 1/2 or 3/4 bread crumbs and 1/4 c. parmesean and used that for the topping instead of potato chips. Also added 1 tsp of cayenne to kick it up yet another notch. BAM! it was fabulous. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dish! One of my favorites! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! Great recipe for after holiday turkey. Added a little sherry, and used fried onions (from other review). Increased amount of garlic too. Husband loved it. Will make again, only when I am not on diet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy and great flavor...lots of compliments ...a great dish..@ garypeyton_485580 if you dont even bother to try it why bother to tell people .no one cares that your to busy. use the forum as it is intended item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for some kids at the high school and they went nuts. one of them wants to come over to my house to learn how to make it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make this every year with Thanksgiving's beer-brined, Cajun rubbed, smoked turkey. It's amazing. Cut the butter and salt, and ditch the chips to sub almonds on top. Use egg noodles, fettucine, angel hair, whatever blows your hair back. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sooo Good! Made this for dinner tonight. Substituted chicken for turkey. It was pure yummy goodness! My husband said it was restaurant quality. The flavors all popped in your mouth. Didn't have potato chips on hand either so used fried onions in the can. Can't imagine how delicious it will taste with ALL the ingredients. Thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe; lots of flavor. How can you go wrong with 7 T of butter and 1 3/4 C of heavy cream? I seldom have turkey on-hand so I make this recipe with rotisserie chicken and instead of the potato chips, I top the casserole with panko. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not have egg noodles, so I used fettucine; I used about 1/2 c. gruyere instead of parmesan cheese and I used 1/2 white button and 1/2 portabella mushrooms. My husband and I both enjoyed the lighter sauce and the Essence punch in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is OUTSTANDING! We used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. It really did not take me over an hour to do all that and it was very simple. I was nervous about the potato chips, but after cooking and eating, I can't imagine anything else making sense. I'm used to the old fashioned kind of turkey tetrazinni so I used fat spaghetti noodles and it was scrumptious. This was so good, we might just have to bake a turkey just to make this again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy and easy!!!! It was fabulous. My family loved it. Reduced the calories and 30 min of cooking time: I omitted the parmesan cheese and potato chips and the half hour of baking. I served it with the noodles on a plate and topped it with the turkey mixture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I can say is, Emeril you are talented! Absolutely delicious, I have found a new tradition for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! Sooooo good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it’s over !! you and me, I’m just plain tired of turkey- even though you got dicey and spicy at lunch with Emeril's recipe. Yes, of course you were tasty and handsome at first, maybe just a little stuffy. Hey! don’t blame it on me being in a foul mood or not .To tell you the truth, Tom T, you were leftovers the day after your timer popped. No hard feelings, You are and always will be VIP. (Very Important Provision). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty recipe, added leftover thick gravy instead of flour for a bit of extra flavor. Essence was nice addition. Easy peasy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe!! I used 3/4 cup of white wine and 2 cups of organic valley heavy whipping cream and 6 oz of whole grain egg noodles and topped with Cape Cod sour cream and green onion chips. Also used sea salt to taste, a lot less then recipe called for. Chopped up organic portabella mushrooms. Used 1 cup parmiago reggiano cheese. My picky 12 year old had 2nds and her friend had 4 - 5 servings. Thanks Emeril for a recipe that will always be an after Thanksgiving tradition. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A total family favorite - very yummy - savory, tasty and nice balance - to Thursday's Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Day meal. The potato chips on the top were a hit with all (especially the littles)! I thinly sliced orange bell peppers and chopped parsley to add some color and sprinkled a couple of potato chips around the dish for visual effect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! A crowd pleaser for sure. Easy and a great way to use leftover turkey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is so hard to please my 4-year-old, for obvious reasons. He didn't even mind the mushrooms in this dish. Said "Mom, these mushrooms taste good!" and cleaned his plate! I made the recipe to exact specifications and was amazed at the result. EVERYONE had second helpings! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Soo Tasty. Flavor combo great and sauce not too heavy. I bought turkey tenderloins, seasoned them with Emeril's Essence and sauteed them in EVOO and then chopped up when cooled. I didn't have fresh thyme or parsley on hand, so used dry herbs and it was still amazing. I made it in advance, refrigerated and popped in oven on a busy weeknight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
No other words needed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never made Turkey Tetrazzini before but this recipe is a keeper! My husband and three kids loved it. Simple recipe. I made it a few hours ahead and then baked it when we were ready. The only change I made was that I used panko bread crumbs and fresh parmasean for the topping. Turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried many chicken/turkey tetrazzini recipes, and this is by far the easiest and most flavorful. Thank you for a wonderful recipe and a keeper. I have made this and put in individual bowls (corning) put in freezer, take out, defrost, put potato chips on and bake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Emeril!!! A new family favorite. My only suggestion, make half the amount of noodles. I acutally used glutten free spaghetti and my family raved. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the tetrazzini and by the end of the evening, there was just one small helping left. The wine really made it! My son and his friend had 3 helpings each. I love the potato chips on top - reminds me of the tuna casserole my mom used to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I used whole wheat spaghetti instead of noodles. I think the next time I make this-and there definitely will be a next time-I will use a lot more wine and skip the potato chips. Highly recommended and it tasted wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Doesn't look much different from other casseroles of this type but the layers of flavor are great. Especially good the next day. I used cornflakes and melted butter instead of Potato chips because that is what I had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great way to use up leftover thurkey. I loved it, as I do most of Emeril's recipes, but the true indication of just how good this was came when my 15 year old son cleaned his plate and reached for a second helping! That never happens with him! Thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was awesome. I used week old pitiful turkey leftovers and made an amazing meal. Skipped the mushroom because I didn't have them; used jarred roasted red pepper and fresh green pepper. The family thought the potato chips were weird, I think they are fun and different. Will probably use buttered bread crumbs when I'm trying to use up the turkey next year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't have fresh herbs on hand so I used 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme leaves and 1 teaspoon dry parsley; instead of chopped red bell peppers, I stirred in almost a whole bag of thawed baby peas when I combined the noodles and turkey with the sauce, and instead of potato chips I topped it with seasoned bread crumbs instead of potato chips. Again, I wasn't as absolutely wowed by it as everyone else who ate it, but will make it again because everyone seemed to love it so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Common ingredients that make for a wonderful dish. Added a couple of carrots, a little celery, a few green beans, and some frozen peas for a one dish complete meal. Served it to 5 people besides myself and everyone loved it. A heck of a lot better than the "can of soup" stuff. It will go into my "make again" recipe file. Thanks again Emeril. You are a class act and so is your cooking and recipes. Jim in So. Calif. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've wanted to try this recipe for a long time and finally I did. It was a great way to use the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. The only substitution that I made was to use fat free half-and-half. There was a substantial amount of work involved in chopping but the result was very tasty. This is a great alternative to turkey pot pie for using leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this recipe. The only thing I changed was the noodles. I used medium size instead of wide noodles. I loved the flavor, and it seemed a lighter version of the usual recipes out there. Which is why my husband didn't like it. He thought it needed more cheese. I would definitely make this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was pretty good, but my boyfriend LOVED it. I cut down on the calories a little by using Smart Balance margarine and less of it, milk instead of cream and pam instead of buttering the dish. I also used a combination of panko and seasoned bread crumbs instead of the potato chips. We like our food spicy and I was afraid it was going to be too bland after I mixed everything together so I quickly added some crushed red pepper and more thyme right before I added the bread crumbs. I think the extra spices made a big difference. I served it with some steamed broccoli. I think I might try using roasted red pepper next time I make this. I felt the time between steps and time in the oven was too long. I just used my judgement and cut it down. Next time I think I will combine the first three steps and saute all the vegetables, garlic and mushrooms at once. I took it out of the oven once I saw it was bubbling and that was only about 15 minutes. Someone else said it was dry... I think that may have been too many noodles. I almost made this mistake as well. I think the recipe calls for 12 oz. of pasta and our bag was 16 oz. You definitely want it to be pretty liquidy when it goes in the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had never had tetrazinni before and are normally pretty keen on Emeril's recipes, but this was just OK for us, the time and the calories in our opinion are not worth the taste. We will eat the leftovers but won't be making it again. Sorry Emeril. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is excellent. It's not difficult, but does take a little time and work - but the results are worth it. I was afraid the recipe would make too much, so I cut it in half -- won't do that again! My hubby and I ate nearly the entire half recipe by ourselves! Thinking of making it again today (still have leftover T-giving turkey) and freezing it for a quick-prep weeknight dinner. Could serve with tossed salad or steamed or roasted broccoli, asparagus, etc. if desired. Don't be afraid to try this recipe -- you won't be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the best Turkey Tetrazzini we have ever eaten!!! I have never liked this casserole until today. What a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole is the first one I have ever made or eaten that I would serve to my customers. I used dry Marsella wine and dark roasted turkey stock.My family raved about it. Thank you for shareing Chef Emerill, Chef Chas from Ohio item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is amazing, definitely not my mom's tetrazzini made with condensed soup, blah! The flavor and sauce is wonderful. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because mine turned out a little dry, so I'll try making it with more sauce next time. I could have put too much pasta in it though which could account for the dryness. Will be making this again soon with my left over turkey! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate casserole. My husband loves them. Now we are both happy. This recipe does not use that awful condensed can of ---- but has you make your own thick sauce. You can use the cream as in the recipe or use evaporated milk like I did. I would add more red peppers next time as it gives it a nice dimension. Also, go light on salt as others suggested. I used half the amount and it was perfect, remember you can always add more if you need too. I didn't feel like making Emeril's seasoning so I used a mix I had on hand from Penzey's called Galena Rub. Use what you have in that catagory and it will be delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added peas/carrots, Marsala, cajun spices, sauteed celery and no peppers. I used leftover gravy instead of whipping cream to cut down on calories. I crumbled up Ritz crackers for topping and it was good. I also used canned mushrooms. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really enjoyed this meal. Served with broccoli, might just add it right in the next time I make this. Only sub I made was for the potato chips, I used panko instead and let it sit under the broiler for a few minutes at the end of the cooking time to crisp up the top. Oh, and I didn't add the Emeril Essence; the last time I made the Essence I never used it again...instead I used a sprinkle of cayenne and paprika. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made day before.....definitely good but not as amazing as some of the other recipes i've tried from Emeril. Could just be that we are not a "tetrazzini" family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the tastiest tetrazzini I've ever made, but you need to cut down on the salt. Otherwise really good. Kids liked it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this recipe. Although I've never made tetrazinni before, I've tried it at several restaurants. This was better than any of theirs. Once again, Emeril's recipe shines. He used ingredients that I had in my cabinets and growing in my small garden. I had grilled a turkey last week, and then froze the remainder. After thawing the grilled turkey, I used it in this recipe to add even more flavor. Also, like many other reviewers, I used panko breadcrumbs because I didn't have potato chips. I also added a little more parmesan than the recipe called for, and a little less salt. It was fabulous. Emeril, you've never done me wrong. Thanks for yet another great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hadn't even heard of tetrazzini, but I was searching recipes I could make in my new dutch oven and came up with this. I used left over chicken breast vs turkey, a mix of button and crimini mushrooms, omitted the red pepper (just don't care for it cooked) and used panko and parm cheese instead of chips. It was wonderful! My husband loved it and has already asked me when we're having it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
*sigh* You're not alone in this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
He does this in his recipes..... why?? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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