Turkey Tetrazzini

Prepared the original way, this dish has the potential to be astoundingly high in calories and fat. This diabetes-friendly version is healthier but tastes just as terrific. Serve it with a side salad tossed with reduced-calorie Italian dressing. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories202 Total Fat (g)2 Saturated Fat (g)1 Cholesterol (mg)24 Sodium (mg)253 Carbohydrate (g)32 Fiber (g)2 Protein (g)17 Vitamin A (DV%)0 Vitamin C (DV%)0 Calcium (DV%)0 Iron (DV%)0 Diabetic Exchanges Starch (d.e.)1.5 Milk (d.e.).5 Vegetables (d.e.).5 Very Lean Meat (d.e.)1

Turkey Tetrazzini

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  • 4 ouncesdried whole wheat spaghetti

  • 2 cupssliced fresh cremini, stemmed shiitake, or button mushrooms

  • ¾ cupchopped red and/or green sweet pepper

  • ½ cupcold water

  • 3 tablespoonsall-purpose flour

  • 1 12-ounce canevaporated fat-free milk

  • ½ teaspooninstant chicken bouillon granules

  • ⅛ teaspoonsalt

  • ⅛ teaspoonground black pepper

  • Dashground nutmeg

  • 1 cupchopped cooked turkey breast or chicken breast (5 ounces)

  • ¼ cupfinely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)

  • 2 tablespoonssnipped fresh parsley

  • Nonstick cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, except omit the cooking oil and only lightly salt the water. Drain well. 2. Meanwhile, in a covered large saucepan, cook the mushrooms and sweet pepper in a small amount of boiling water for 3 to 6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Drain well; return to saucepan. 3. In a screw-top jar, combine the 1/2 cup cold water and the flour; cover and shake until well mixed. Stir flour mixture into the vegetable mixture in saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk, bouillon granules, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the cooked spaghetti, turkey, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. 4. Lightly coat a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon spaghetti mixture into dish. Bake, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through. Makes 6 (about 1-cup) servings.


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