Genesis Healthy Heart Kitchen: What To Do With All That Extra Turkey

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Turkey Tetrazzini


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Shallot, Chopped

1 Garlic Clove, Minced

1 Pound Mushrooms, Sliced

3 Tablespoons Chopped Parsley

2 Tablespoons Thyme Leaves

2 Bay Leaves

Salt & Pepper, To Taste

Grated Lemon to Zest

2 Cups Chicken/Turkey Broth (No Sodium/Low Sodium)

4 Tablespoons Butter

1/4 Cup Flour

1 Cup Milk

4 Pounds Cooked Turkey Breast , Chunks or Tenders

1 Pound Egg Noodles, Cooked

1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs

1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan

1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds, Toasted


1. Coat a skillet with oil and put over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic, cook, stirring, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and herbs and saute for 3 to 5 minutes until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mushrooms to a glass bowl, grate in the zest of a lemon, then cover with plastic wrap to infuse the flavor. Set aside.

2. Heat the broth in a medium saucepan and keep warm over low heat. Melt butter in the skillet and stir in the flour to make a roux. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Whisk in the warm stock and stir vigorously to avoid lumps. Continue for 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened and smooth. Add the egg, milk, reserved mushrooms, and turkey. Cook and stir until heated through. Do not let boil. Fold in the cooked noodles and mix to combine.

3. Spoon the mixture into a buttered 9 by 13-inch baking pan and smooth out with a spoon. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Baked in a preheated 350 degrees F oven until the sauce bubbles and a top crust has formed, 20 to 30 minutes. Garnish with toasted almonds before serving.

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