Leftover Turkey, Spinach and Mushroom Tetrazzini

The holidays are often filled with very heavy meals with often just as heavy leftover dishes. But after all of the sweets and heavy dishes I find that I crave slightly healthier meal options. One of my favorite leftover dishes that my mother made while I was growing up with Turkey Tetrazzini. So I decided to take it to task to make a healthier tetrazzini option for our holiday leftovers. So I decided to take it to task to make a healthier tetrazzini option for our holiday leftovers.


Leftover Turkey, Spinach and Mushroom Tetrazzini

8 oz uncooked whole wheat spaghetti noodles
1/4 c. chopped green onion
2 garlic clove, minced
1 garlic clove minced
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 c. Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth
1 c. non-fat milk
2 1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
1 c. mushroom, diced
3 c. fresh spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
Saute mushrooms in a hot, oiled pan until mushrooms are browned; set aside on a paper towel soak any excess grease.

Saute spinach in olive oil and one garlic clove. Squeeze out any excess water and set aside.

In a large saucepan, saute onion and the rest of the cloves of minced garlic in olive oil until tender. Combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; stir into the onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Add the milk; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in mushrooms, spinach and salt and pepper.

Put cooked noodles and turkey in a 8 in. square dish and pour sauce over them. Gently stir until noodles are coated. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese

Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; and bake for 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through.

Yields 4 servings

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