Turkey TetrazziniPosted on Nov 26th 2009 1:00PM by Tanya Zuckerbrot
After a calorie laden thanksgiving dinner, using turkey breast is always a great choice. Turkey is low in fat and only contains 35 calories per ounce. This lean meat also contains folic acid, zinc, potassium and vitamins B1 and B6. These nutrients aid in healing, controlling blood pressure, and protect against heart disease, cancer and birth defects.
Traditional turkey tetrazzini is made with cream, butter and cheese -- a waistline's worst enemy. (450 calories and 25g of fat per serving!) In order to cut down on calories I use skim milk and Laughing Cow light cheese wedges to create a luscious sauce. I use multigrain blend pasta to add extra fiber to this dish.
Say "goodbye" to boring turkey leftovers and "hello" to this made over turkey tetrazzini! You are going to love my version of this retro turkey noodle casserole; it is creamy, bursting with flavor and always a crowd pleaser.
- 8 oz Barilla PLUS spaghetti, uncooked
- 2 cups cooked turkey breast, cubed
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup green beans
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 2 cups fat-free chicken broth
- 4 Laughing Cow Light Wedges
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/3 cup fat-free mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook the pasta according the package directions.
- Meanwhile, coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Add the mushrooms, green beans and bell peppers and cook until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.
- Transfer the vegetables to a bowl. In the same skillet whisk in the flour, nutmeg, chicken broth and Laughing Cow Light Wedges, cook over medium high heat until bubbling and begins to thicken.
- Next, add the cooked vegetables, turkey, and cooked spaghetti to the broth mixture. Stir until completely mixed through.
- Spoon the mixture into a 2-qt baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Sprinkle the top with parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
- Cover the casserole with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Take off the tin foil and continue to bake for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
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