This recipe came from Southern Living, way back in 1987. This is my favorite tetrazzini recipe. A great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey. Also, I often find myself with extra pasta...this is a great way to use that up as well!
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 4 boneless chicken breast halves
- 6 cups water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 (7 ounce) package angel hair pasta or 1 (7 ounce) package spaghetti
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, melted
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine or 1⁄4 cup dry sherry
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimentos
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
- 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan;bring to a boil.
- Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes. Add chicken to saucepan; cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until done. Drain.
- Combine 6 cups water, 1/2 tsp salt, and olive oil in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil. Add pasta, and cook according to package directions. Do not overcook. Drain well and set aside.
- Saute green pepper in butter in a Dutch oven until tender. Add flour, and stir well.
- Stir in milk, next 6 ingredients and 2 cups cheddar cheese. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in chicken.
- Spread half of pasta in a greased 12x8x2 inch baking dish; spread half of chicken mixture over pasta. Repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese and top with almonds.
- Bake an additional 5 minutes.
My bf and I very much enjoyed this. I used the thin spaghetti. Instead of the wine/sherry, I used apple juice. I also added some peas to this as well. I completely forgot to toast the almonds, but it was still good and like the cruch it brought. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definately use it again.
I sauteed some onions since I did not have bell pepper, and added some peas along with the mushrooms. I ended up having to use red wine. I left the cheddar off of the top, and left out the Parmesan since I had none. It turned out very good. I would make this again.
I would give this 5 stars but I did some major subbing LOL I used a whole wheat linguine, orange bell pepper, skipped the pimento, used a mix of heavy cream and light cream instead of the canned soup and fresh mushrooms instead of canned but other then that everything was the same. All the flavours were subtle but oh so yummy. It was creamy and cheesy and I LOVED the crunch of the almonds which I put on about halfway thru the baking ( I find they burn otherwise) Made for Everyday is a Holiday and a keeper