Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini {30 MINUTE DINNER}

Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini

This Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini is just 208 calories for 2 cups… and you can make it in just 30 minutes!

Making leftover turkey recipes has never been so healthy or easy! You can even make this pasta turkey dish with leftover shredded chicken!

Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini

This turkey tetrazzini recipe makes a wonderful weeknight dinner. And just like all casseroles with turkey or chicken, it holds well as a simple meal prep to enjoy all week long.

The original turkey tetrazzini recipe is over 700 calories for 2 cups… but this healthy and easy turkey pasta recipe is only 208 calories for the same amount!

This Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini is just 208 calories for 2 cups… and you can make it in just 30 minutes!

Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make an easy turkey tetrazzini casserole at home.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find a nutrition label, low calorie tips and tricks for making pasta with turkey, and so much more.

To make this low calorie turkey tetrazzini easy, we’ve suppled you with the following sections. Read through them for helpful shopping lists, and how to guides… or skip ahead to the printable recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Easy Turkey Tetrazzini Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Turkey Tetrazzini with Leftover Turkey
  • Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Turkey Tetrazzini Recipes

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this pasta turkey casserole to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list to make turkey tetrazzini recipes easy…

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini Ingredients

Making healthy recipes for turkey tetrazzini is easier than you might think… and best of all, you don’t have to cut down the serving size to make this leftover turkey pasta bake low calorie!

Tips for Making Turkey Tetrazzini Low Calorie:

  • Double the Veggies… we doubled the veggies for two reasons. One, you get to enjoy more of these turkey pasta leftover recipes when you add lots of veggies. And two, it makes it a full meal! Yep, just enjoy! And skip making a side dish.
  • Low fat cream cheese… ok, I hear you, it’s not the same. But you’re not putting this lower fat cream cheese on a bagel, you’re cooking it with a ton of other ingredients. I assure you that you won’t be able to tell the difference!
  • Make a Roux… making a roux (cooking butter and flour together until you get a paste) can help you thicken up a sauce without having to add an entire block of cream cheese! Best of all, it helps create a creamy consistency, which is exactly what you want in this recipe for turkey casserole.
Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini

Shopping List for Leftover Turkey Pasta Bake:

  • Thin spaghetti (or gluten-free pasta)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Yellow onion 
  • Celery
  • Mushrooms
  • Sherry
  • Unsalted butter
  • All-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Low fat cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cooked turkey
  • Panko breadcrumbs (or gluten-free)
  • Parsley

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of these healthy leftover turkey recipes you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for these low calorie leftover turkey breast recipes can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make leftover turkey recipes easy, and healthy…

How to Make Turkey Tetrazzini with Leftover Turkey

This healthy turkey tetrazzini is one of our favorite recipes with leftover turkey breast.

You’ll get 6 servings, which means leftovers depending on your family size. So you have cooked for 1/2 the week in just 30 minutes! And kept your leftover turkey recipes healthy too!

How to Make Turkey Tetrazzini Healthy and Easy:

  1. In a large pot, cook the pasta according to the directions on the packet, until al dente. Then drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil and add in the onion and celery.
  3. Cover and cook the veggies until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Uncover, add in the mushrooms and cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and add in the sherry, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits.
  6. Add the butter and melt, then add the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes until a paste starts to form.
  7. Add broth and cook stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan for 3-5 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken.
  8. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese, the cream cheese, salt and pepper and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, until smooth.
  9. Remove the pot from the heat, and add in the chicken and cooked pasta. Mix well until all is coated in creamy sauce.
  10. Pour the turkey pasta mixture into a baking dish (9×13 or 3 quart), top with panko and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  11. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes (watch closely so it doesn’t burn) when the top is golden, remove from oven, garnish with parsley and serve hot.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for healthy turkey tetrazzini…

Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini

Now you can make healthy recipes for leftover turkey breast in just 30 minutes… and depending on your family size, have a couple meals out of it!

This low calorie recipe for turkey tetrazzini is great for using up leftover turkey… but don’t wait until the holiday season to make it. You can swap out leftover shredded chicken for turkey any time of the year!

Low Calorie Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini

Healthy Turkey Tetrazzini {JUST 208 CALORIES}

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This low calorie recipe for turkey tetrazzini is just 208 calories for 2 cups… and it can be made in just 30 minutes!
Make this healthy turkey tetrazzini with leftover holiday turkey! It's a great way to use up your leftover turkey in a healthy and delicious dinner recipe.
You can substitute the leftover turkey for shredded chicken as well, this easy recipe is versatile and shore be enjoyed year-round, not just after holiday turkeys have been carved.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 208 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti (or gluten-free pasta)
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons low fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (or gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, cook the pasta according to the directions on the packet, until al dente. Then drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta cooks, heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil and add in the onion and celery.
  • Cover and cook the veggies until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Uncover, add in the mushrooms and cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add in the sherry, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits.
  • Add the butter and melt, then add the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes until a paste starts to form.
  • Add broth and cook stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan for 3-5 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese, the cream cheese, salt and pepper and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, until smooth.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, and add in the chicken and cooked pasta. Mix well until all is coated in creamy sauce.
  • Pour the turkey pasta mixture into a baking dish (9×13 or 3 quart), top with panko and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Broil on high for 2-3 minutes (watch closely so it doesn’t burn) when the top is golden, remove from oven, garnish with parsley and serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 18.6gProtein: 19.6gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 437mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 1.5gCalcium: 43mgIron: 6mg
Keyword casserole, leftover holiday, turkey
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