Turkey and Tortellini Tetrazzini

"This is a great use for that leftover turkey! I got this recipe from the Raleigh News and Observer from a syndicated column called "Desperation Dinners". I tried it tonight and it was tasty. The original recipe called for 16oz of frozen cheese tortellini, but I could only find 20oz of fresh. It doesn't really matter since you add the tortellini after it has been cooked to the other mixtures. I'm listing here as I made it. Hope you enjoy!"
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  • Cook tortellini per package instructions and drain well.
  • While the tortellini cooks, heat oil in an extra deep skillet that has a lid over medium high heat. Add onion, mushrooms, carrots and garlic. Stir and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add peas, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, both soups and milk to the skillet. Stir in the turkey, Parmesan cheese and cooked tortellini. Stir well to mix.
  • Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the turkey mixture (do not stir) and cover the skillet. Reduce the heat to low and cook until heated through and the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

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  1. Made for Spring 2008 PAC. This was a split decision between DH and I. He really liked the fact that it was like a turkey pot-pie, but was confused by the addition of the pasta. I really liked the pasta, but was really unhappy with the flavor of the creamed soups. This was very easy to make and I'll bet it will make someone a great comfort food staple.


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