Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

tetrazzini casserole
Chicken Tetrazzini. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings

This delicious chicken and spaghetti casserole makes a satisfying meal with a tossed salad and crusty bread.

Tetrazzini is an American dish made with poultry or seafood. It was named after the Italian opera star Luisa Tetrazzini. It dates back to the early 1900s. There is some debate about the origin, but the earliest description of turkey tetrazzini was published by Good Housekeeping in 1908. 

Related Recipe: Easy Crock Pot Turkey Tetrazzini

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups chicken (cooked, diced)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces spaghetti (cooked and drained)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (fresh, sliced)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light cream (or half-and-half)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry (dry)
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Optional: ground sweet paprika
  • Optional: buttered bread crumbs

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 425 F. Butter a 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish.
  2. Cook spaghetti or noodles in boiling salted water following package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, in skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat; sauté sliced mushrooms until golden.
  4. In a saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter; stir in flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir until smooth; add chicken broth and cream. Cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened.
  1. Add chicken, cooked mushrooms, and sherry; heat through.
  2. Place noodles or spaghetti in a buttered baking dish; pour sauce over all.
  3. Top with Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with paprika.
  4. If desired, sprinkle with 1 cup of buttered bread crumbs.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
456 Calories
31g Fat
21g Carbs
23g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)