Chicken Tetrazzini- Freezer Friendly

"I got this recipe from a friend at my bridal shower. It freezes well and is one of my favorite dishes. You could also substitute cut up cooked turkey for the chicken."
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  • Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain.
  • Heat butter in a large skillet until melted.
  • Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir constantly until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in chicken broth and half & half. Heat until boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • Stir in spaghetti, chicken, & grated parmesan cheese.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Top with fresh shredded parmesan cheese.
  • To serve immediately: Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes until bubbly.
  • Or to freeze for another day: After topping with the parmesan cheese, do not bake right away. Cover dish with plastic wrap and freeze. Thaw completely and bake as directed on serving day.

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  1. This was a good make-ahead meal. It's difficult to find a creamy recipe that freezes well. We thought it was a little rich. Next time I will try to replace some of the half & half with whole milk.
  2. Easy to make and freezes beautifully. The flavor was a little "blah" to me (hence only 4 stars) but this has definite potential! Next time I will play with the spices to rev it up a bit. Thanks for posting!
  3. I have made this 2x in the past couple weeks and it turned out great each time. very good for potlucks. easy to follow recipe and made with few ingredients. I did add some dry chicken seasoning (chef paul's poultry seasoning) as I used canned/unseasoned chicken. perfect! thanks munchkinland for the great recipe!!
  4. I cut the recipe in half and added some garlic and onion powder. It was excellent all four adults eating it really enjoyed it. I also really appreciated the fact that this is a really cheap dish for a creamy pasta.
  5. I will definitely make this again, but we found the recipe as written to be a bit too salty. Based on other reviews, I added a teaspoon of poultry seasoning to the mix. Thanks, Munchkin Mama!


  1. The recipe was delicious as is, but I added a little white wine and nutmeg to enhance the flavor. Yum!


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