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Turkey Tetrazzini

* 12 oz egg noodles, spaghetti, linguini or other pasta
* 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced (about 4-5 cups)
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups of milk
* 1/4 cup cream
* 2 cups chicken broth
* 1/4 cup dry sherry, vermouth, or dry white wine
* 3 cups coarsely chopped cooked turkey
* 1 cup cooked peas
* 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
* 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
* 1/3 cup fine fresh bread crumbs
* Salt and Pepper


1 Cook the pasta according to the package directions, al dente; drain well and set aside. After you’ve started with the pasta, proceed to the next steps.

2 Preheat oven to 375°F.

3 Cook the mushrooms in 3 Tbsp of the butter over moderate heat, stirring, until all of the liquid they give off has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

4 In a large, heavy saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter. Stir in the flour, and cook the mixture over low heat, stirring, for 3 minutes.

5 Gradually stir in the milk, cream, broth, and the wine or sherry. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes.

6 In a large bowl combine well the pasta, the sauce, the mushrooms, the turkey, the peas, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 1/3 cup of the Parmesan and the 1/3 cup of Swiss cheese, and transfer the mixture to a buttered shallow 3-quart casserole.

7 In a small bowl combine well the remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan, the bread crumbs, and salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle the mixture evenly over the Tetrazzini, and dot the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, cut into bits.

8 Bake the Tetrazzini in the middle rack of the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it is bubbling and the top is golden.

Serves 4 to 6.

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