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Turkey Tetrazzini from Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

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This turkey tetrazzini recipe from Thanksgiving leftovers is one of our favorite ways to enjoy turkey twice! It’s easy, tasty, comfort food.  Shred leftover turkey breast, fold into a creamy sauce, and toss with fresh sautéed vegetables and egg noodles.

A simple comforting fall meal with leftover turkey you’ll want to enjoy again & again!

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Leftover turkey tetrazzini is one of our favorite ways to use extra Thanksgiving turkey. Since having leftovers are arguably the best part of cooking a big Thanksgiving meal, its crucial to have some great recipes on hand to transform that turkey into something fantastic! This leftover thanksgiving casserole uses turkey with fresh vegetables and egg noodles in a creamy sauce, ready in under an hour.

I always loved turkey tetrazzini when I was little, and this grown up version is super hearty and packed with veggies too.  I love loading in the fresh veggies too – the sautéed onions, mushrooms, and fresh parsley absolutely make this dish. It can also be made ahead too – just combine all the ingredients in a pan, and omit the baking step.  Cover and refrigerate the night before, and pop it in the oven the next day. Thanksgiving comfort food at its best.

This Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe Is:

  • Simple
  • Creamy
  • Comforting
  • A great no-waste recipe!
  • Gluten Free
  • Easy to Make with Thanksgiving Left Over Turkey
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Easy Tetrazzini with Cooked Turkey

This leftover turkey tetrazzini recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in under 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

Browse all our Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a tasty meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

What’s In This Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Onions, Garlic, Spinach, Parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Italian Seasoning Blend: usually has thyme, basil, rosemary, parsley, etc. I love this bright and flavorful Italian season mix which brings this amazing dish to life.
  • Vegetable stock
  • Egg Noodles – These wide egg noodles are gluten free and SO good!  They’re the perfect addition to this tetrazzini.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Panko Breadcrumbs for the topping: use gluten-free if you avoid wheat… they have that amazing classic panko crunch, it’s unreal!
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Turkey Noodle Recipes for Thanksgiving or Holiday Leftovers

This turkey noodle tetrazzini is a fantastic recipe to use up those leftovers from the holidays.  Add a few simple refrigerator ingredients to your turkey leftovers to give it a second life.  I always have a plan for how to use leftovers so we don’t throw anything away.

Making a big bowl of turkey salad is a great way to use up any extra leftovers, and have prepared meals for the week.

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Turkey Bean Soup Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini

Kelly Jensen
This casserole is a super yummy way to use those Thanksgiving leftovers! Use simple clean ingredients to transform your extra turkey into something EXTRA. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner, Holiday, Leftovers, Thanksgiving
Cuisine American, Canadian, Thanksgiving
Servings 8
Calories 291 kcal


  • 1 12 ounce package egg noodles use gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms rinsed and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning thyme, oregano, garlic, parsley
  • 3 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups baby spinach packed
  • 2 cups cooked turkey meat chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs Gluten Free
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Ferenheit.
  • In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water to a boil and cook the egg noodles al dente according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot (I used the same pot), heat the olive oil on low until shimmering. Add the onions and garlic, and sauce for 5 minutes until soft.  Add the celery and mushrooms and sauce for another 8 minutes on low heat.  Add the frozen peas, spinach, Italian seasoning and stir.  Turn off heat.
  • In a sauce pan, heat the vegetable stock and milk on low heat, until just simmering.  Add the cream cheese and stir until all ingredients have melted together.
  • To the pot with the veggies- add the egg noodles, cream cheese/milk mixture, and the chopped turkey.  Add the parsley, black pepper, 1.5 cups of mozzarella, and stir to combine.  Add ingredients to a greased 13×9 inch baking dish.  Top with remaining half cup of mozzarella and breadcrumbs.
  • Cook covered for 20 minutes.  Remove cover, and cook for an additional 15 minutes until top begins to brown and the casserole is bubbly.


Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 876mgPotassium: 511mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1638IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 251mgIron: 2mg
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