A Charles Dickens Christmas Feast – Leftovers

Charles-Dickens-part04Goose, Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

Cooked goose, chicken or turkey breast, pasta, veggies, sherry and broth with creamy and cheesy elements, all baked into a classic. This casserole is a great way to use leftover goose, turkey or chicken. Delicious and freezes well too. [I know: leftovers from leftovers.]
Makes 12 servings

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 450 gr or 1 [16 ounce] package linguine pasta
  • 115 gr or ½ cup butter
  • 210 gr or 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 160 gr or 1 cup minced onion
  • 150 gr or 1 cup minced green bell pepper
  • 600 ml or 2 [10.75 ounce] cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 475 ml or 2 cups chicken broth
  • 275 gr or 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 285 gr or 1 [10 ounce] package frozen green peas
  • 120 ml or ½ cup cooking sherry
  • 5 ml or 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 gr or 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ gr or ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 560 gr or 4 cups chopped cooked chicken breast [or goose or turkey]
  • 80 gr or 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • paprika to taste

linguine_noodles-5781TO MAKE:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 190° C or 375° F.
  4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add mushrooms, onion and bell pepper and saute until tender.
  6. Stir in cream of mushroom soup and chicken broth; cook, stirring, until heated through.
  7. Stir in pasta, Cheddar cheese, peas, sherry, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and chicken.
  8. Mix well and transfer mixture to a lightly greased 28×36 cm or 11×14 inch baking dish.
  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 35 minutes, or until heated through.

Note 1: You don’t like peppers? Substituted them instead with celery.
Note 2: You can substitute the cooking sherry with Marsala wine.


Amount Per Serving Based on chicken.
Calories: 493
Total Fat 24.7g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 944mg
Total Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fiber 2.9g
Protein 28.8g

PDF of this recipe: 20131226-Christmas-Feast-part04-Goose-Chicken-or-Turkey-Tetrazzini

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