Minced Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini

Our new turkey tetrazzini recipe takes a classic American dish and spins it in a way that’s suitable for those with swallowing difficulties. The recipe uses THICK & EASY® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener to create a meal that meets IDDSI Levels 5, 6 & 7!


Turkey tetrazzini recipe

*For convenience, use THICK & EASY® Bulk Pureed Frozen Peas instead of manually thickening peas with water and thickener. (Use 2 Tbsp of pureed peas per serving).

How to Prepare

  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add dried, minced onion and cook briefly until onion starts to soften.
  2. Add flour and stir well; continue stirring until mixture begins to boil.
  3. Stir in chicken broth and cream. Bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken, stirring occasionally.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Combine sauce with turkey and orzo; mix well.
  7. Pour into a casserole dish or pan(s) coated with cooking spray.
  8. Puree peas with water until smooth. Add THICK & EASY® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener and mix well. (or use THICK & EASY® Bulk Pureed Frozen Peas)
  9. Portion dollops of pureed peas over top of casserole in pan.
  10. Insert knife or spatula and pull through to gently swirl the mixture together.
  11. Mix together breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and sprinkle over top of tetrazzini.
  12. Cover and bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly (internal temperature must be 165°F or higher)
  13. Hold hot for service at 135°F.
  14. Portion 1 cup per serving.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: About 1 cup

Calories: 490

Total Fat: 26g

Saturated Fat: 15g

Trans Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 105mg

Sodium: 760mg

Total Carbohydrates: 42g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Total Sugars: 4g

Added Sugars: 0g

Protein: 21g

Vitamin D: 1mcg (4% DV)

Calcium: 64mg (4 % DV)

Iron: 2mg (15% DV)

Potassium: 318mg (6% DV)