Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

I got this recipe from a Myra Waldo around the world cookbook many, many years ago and it is still my favorite Tetrazzini recipe. I use the sauce in many other recipes ( chicken divan, etc.) and as a substitute for cream of.... in some recipes. It makes a lot. (She suggested putting it in two 2 1/2 quart casseroles and freezing one.) It is also good made with leftover turkey. I often increase the amounts of the cheeses.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti 1- 2 minutes less than package directions.
  2. Melt half the butter in skillet and sauté sliced mushrooms for 5 minute.
  3. Melt remaining butter in a saucepan.
  4. Stir in flour until smooth.
  5. Gradually add chicken broth and cream, stirring constantly, until it reaches boiling point.
  6. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir in salt, pepper, nutmeg, wine and swiss cheese until cheese melts.
  8. Mix 1/2 of the sauce with the mushrooms and spaghetti.
  9. Mix remaining half of the sauce with the chicken.
  10. Layer in a large casserole (or in two 2 1/2 quart casseroles and freeze one).
  11. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  12. Bake in a 350°F oven for 25 minutes or until heated through and browned.
  13. To cook when frozen:.
  14. Place covered in preheated 325°F oven for 20 minutes.
  15. Remove cover and sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  16. Raise oven temperature to 350°F and bake for 20 minutes or until browned.


Most Helpful

I thought this was outstanding! The only change I made was I didn't use the swiss cheese. Wonderful dish. Will certainly make again. Made for Zaar Alphabet Soup Tag Game.

Krista Roes December 27, 2008

I started making this but forgot that I hadn't bought mushrooms so I decided to make it anyway. I can only imagine the mushrooms probably made the flavor a bit different but could only be an improvement. Very good sauce. I made 2 8x8's and gave one away to a good friend of mine whose 9 year old son gobbled it down. My husband, who is NOT a white sauce fan, also loved it. Said for a white sauce, it was very, very good. I could even spice it up more for him by adding some hot sauce to it and not really change the taste of the recipe so much.

JenniferPT March 14, 2006

I made this recipe without any changes, the first time. It was lacking flavor. But was alittle better the second night. I used medium egg noodles instead of spaghetti added more nutmeg and salt. I dont think I'll be making this again.

Potluck November 19, 2005

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