Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan;bring to a boil.
  2. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes. Add chicken to saucepan; cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until done. Drain.
  3. 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.
  4. Saute green pepper in butter in a Dutch oven until tender. Add flour, and stir well.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese and top with almonds.
  8. Bake an additional 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

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.

8-BALL GIRL June 24, 2009

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.

nott June 10, 2009

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

wicked cook 46 May 12, 2009