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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini Casserole

chicken, spaghetti, cheese, soup, cream, sour cream, peas, mushrooms, onion, butter, whipping cream, garlic, jalapeno

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini Casserole -


1 (16 ounce) package thin spaghetti (can use regular spaghetti if desired)
1/3 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 -2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and finely chopped) (optional)
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (or use 1-2 cans sliced drained mushrooms)
1/4 cup whipping cream
3 cups chopped cooked chicken or 3 cups cooked turkey
1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted (or use 2 cans cream of mushroom and 1 can chicken)
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup frozen peas (optional)
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions for Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini Casserole Recipe

Set oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish (or a large oval casserole dish).
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente (do not overcook the pasta, leave semi-firm as it will cook more in the oven) drain, then transfer to a large bowl.
Add in whipping cream and all three canned soups, cooked chicken or turkey, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, 1-1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese and frozen peas (if using) toss well to combine.
In a large skillet melt butter; add in the mushrooms and cook until all the liquid is removed (about 10 minutes).
To the skillet with the mushrooms, add in onions, garlic and jalapeño pepper (if using) sauté until onions are soft; add to the soup mixture.
Using a wooden spoon mix all ingredients together until well combined.
Season with seasoned salt and pepper (or white salt).
Transfer to prepared baking dish.
Cover with foil and bake about 30-35 minutes (or until hot and bubbly) uncover and sprinkle with about 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, return to oven and bake until cheese is melted (about 5-8 minutes).

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