As usual, I prefer to deviate from the “same old, same old” recipes and venture into a world of flavor and simplicity! I wanted to create a tetrazzini recipe that was similar to a traditional tetrazzini, but with entirely different ingredients to reduce calories and boost flavor. This rendition is sure to be a great hit in your home!
You can, as per usual, use ANY sort of game bird or turkey for this. It’s great for cleaning out last year’s birds too!
- 6 oz Fettuccini, but you can try using spinach or edamame fettuccini as they add flavor! Regular fettuccini works just fine. But hey, why not be a rebel and try something new? I prefer the edamame fettuccini!
- 2 tsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp chopped garlic
- 3 leeks (white part only) but if you can’t find leeks, onions make a perfectly suitable substitution
- 2 cups chopped porcini mushrooms but again, baby bellas or regular mushrooms are just fine
- 1 cup chopped red pepper unless you want to kick it up a notch, then you can substitute with poblanos
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary chopped and divided
- 3 tbsp flour
- ½ cup low-fat milk
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups chopped game bird or turkey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste, I always add red pepper to dishes like this for added spice!
- ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese and be sure to use the real cheese if possible
- ¼ cup dry bread crumbs and if you can, definitely opt for the Italian-flavored crumbs
- 1 tbsp basil
This dish pairs very well with braised asparagus and a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio. Like many casserole-type meals, it makes excellent leftovers!
- In a skillet, add half of the olive oil and chopped game bird. Cook until browned. Set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the other half of the olive oil and heat. Stir in leeks, peppers, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook until browned. Mix in game bird and stir.
- Add chicken broth and milk to the skillet. Stir in flour. Stir in salt, pepper, and red pepper until the mixture thickens.
- Add rosemary and lemon juice. Stir thoroughly.
- Place the entire mixture in a baking dish.
- In a bowl, mix basil, breadcrumbs, and parmesan. Sprinkle evenly over the tetrazzini mixture.
- Bake at 425` for 20-30 minutes until browned. Serve and enjoy!