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Sherry & Cheese Turkey Tetrazzini

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Ounce (2 Tablespoon)
  Mushrooms 4 Ounce, sliced (2 Cups, Any Kind)
  Celery stalk 1 , thinly sliced
  Red bell pepper 1 , cut into 1/4-inch slices
  Cooked turkey/Chicken 1 Pound, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (2 1/2 Cups)
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Ounce (3 Tablespoon)
  Finely chopped shallots/Scallions 2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Light cream/Half and half 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Tarragon 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tabasco sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Spaghetti 10 Ounce, broken into 3-inch lengths
  Fresh bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Ounce, melted (2 Tablespoon)
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

To make the vegetable-meat mixture, heat the butter in a large skillet.
Add the mushrooms and celery and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the red pepper and cook for 1 minute longer.
Add the turkey to the skillet and set the mixture aside.
To make the sauce, heat the butter, add the chopped shallots and cook for 1 minute over moderate heat.
Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and light cream and bring the sauce to the boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, for 1 minute until the sauce is smooth and thick.
Stir in the sherry and season with the tarragon, salt, pepper, Tabasco and nutmeg.
Bring a large pot of water to the boil for the pasta.
Add salt and cook the noodles for about 8 minutes until al dente.
Drain and refresh under cold running water.
Combine the pasta with the chicken and vegetable mixture and stir in the sauce.
Transfer to a 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish.
To make the crumb topping, toss the bread crumbs with the Parmesan and sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the casserole.
Drizzle with the melted butter and sprinkle with the paprika.Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Bake the tetrazzini uncovered for about 35 minutes until it is nicely browned on top and bubbly around the edges.
To make the top browner, put the casserole under the broiler for about 1 minute before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Everyday

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