Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

tetrazzini casserole
Chicken Tetrazzini.

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
456 Calories
31g Fat
21g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 456
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 521mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 23g
Calcium 99mg 8%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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. 


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Butter a 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish.

  3. Cook spaghetti or noodles in boiling salted water following package directions.

  4. Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat; sauté sliced mushrooms until golden.

  5. 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.

  6. Add chicken, cooked mushrooms, and sherry; heat through.

  7. Place noodles or spaghetti in a buttered baking dish; pour the sauce over all.

  8. Top with Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with paprika.

  9. If desired, sprinkle with 1 cup of buttered bread crumbs.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

  11. Serve and enjoy!