Turkey Tetrazzini 
with Broccoli & Parmesan

A handful of pantry staples and a few fresh veggies are all you need to transform leftover turkey breast into this quick and satisfying take on the classic pasta dish. Feel free to substitute chicken for the turkey if that’s what you have on hand.

Turkey Tetrazzini with Broccoli and Parmesan

Turkey Tetrazzini with Broccoli and Parmesan

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  • 6Servings


  • 1½ tbsp organic unsalted butter
  • 2½ cups sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 
leek, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 3 
cloves garlic, 
finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup 
dry sherry, vermouth or white wine
  • 2 tbsp 
white whole-wheat flour
  • 1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 2 cups 
chopped or shredded cooked turkey breast
  • 1/2 tsp 
each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 8 oz 
whole-wheat rotini pasta
  • 2½ cups small broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp 
lemon zest + 2 tsp fresh lemon juice


  1. In a large skillet on medium-high, melt butter. Add mushrooms and leek and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and thyme and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add sherry and cook, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet, until liquid is almost evaporated, about 1 minute.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Sprinkle in flour, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in broth and cream. Add turkey, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until thickened and bubbly, 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot, cook pasta al dente according to package directions, adding broccoli during last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain and stir into turkey mixture. Stir in cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
  • Calories: 378
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 74 mg
  • Fat Content: 15 g
  • Protein Content: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 8 g
  • Sodium Content: 366 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 2 g