Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus, Spinach and Corn Tetrazzini

Recently I shared my love of quiche dishes with a quiche full of peaches and plums for a summer twist

Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine

Today I’m sharing another favorite casserole type, Tetrazzini

Traditional tetrazzini is made with chicken or turkey, mushrooms and thin pasta noodles, but tetrazzini can be made with endless varieties of meats and vegetables for a delicious, one dish dinner

This version is made with asparagus, spinach and fresh corn

I used Campbell’s Cream of Corn soup to make the creamy sauce, along with half and half and Parmesan

Cream cheese is a great way to ensure any pasta casserole is extra moist

Start by sauteing the spinach in olive oil until wilted

Add the asparagus

Season vegetables

Now add the cream and condensed soup

Stir in the Parmesan

You can add the corn now,

but if you use it more as a topping at the end

 it adds eye appeal, texture and another flavor burst

Once the pasta is done and drained,

return it to the hot pan, add cream cheese and cover the pan

By the time you’ve finished making the vegetables and sauce

it will be melted enough to stir in and coat the pasta

Add the cream cheese noodles to the sauce and vegetables in the skillet

As you can see, I used a knife {carefully} to cut up the noodles directly in the skillet

making it easier to incorporate them into the dish

Now transfer the mixture into a prepared casserole dish

Top with cheese and bake

I served mine in individual au gratin dishes and topped the tettrazini with fresh hot corn

disclaimer: I ate this 3 nights in a row


Asparagus, Spinach & Corn Tetrazzini

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 bag 6 oz. fresh spinach
  • 1 T Olive oil
  • 1/2 T butter
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt or seasoned salt & pepper
  • 1 can cream of corn soup
  • 1/3 cup Half and half cream
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 6-8 oz.Thin spaghetti {I used Barilla protein plus}
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3 ears corn cooked and kernels cut from the cob and warmed*
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese
  • White wine reserved pasta water, chicken or vegetable broth, optional


  • Cook spaghetti al dente, drain and return to hot pan. Add cream cheese and cover. It will melt and coat the hot pasta while you are preparing the vegetables.
  • Saute spinach in olive oil until wilted down. Stir in asparagus and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add Cream of Corn Soup and cream and stir to combine. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • Add pasta to vegetable mixture, stir well to combine and to further melt cream cheese if necessary. Cut pasta into shorter pieces with a knife. Transfer pasta mixture to a sprayed casserole dish. Use 2 forks to further mix and combine pasta vegetables and sauce. If mixture seems dry add a splash of wine, reserved pasta water, or broth for extra moisture. Top with additional 1 oz. Parmesan
  • Cover with foil or lid. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake at 350 until hot and bubbly, 30-45 minutes covered for the first 20 minutes, then uncover for the remaining time. Garnish fresh corn kernels additional Parmesan if desired.


*corn can be stirred into casserole along with everything else but I prefer to use it more as a topping for added flavor, texture and eye appeal.
Add cooked bacon, chicken, ham or turkey if desired. Additional soup/cream or liquid might be needed depending on how much meat is added.
Keyword asparagus, spinach and corn casserole, vegetable casserole, vegetable spaghetti, vegetable tetrazzini

Here are my other favorite Tetrazzini recipes…I love using thin or angel hair spaghetti in pasta casseroles because you can load it up with lots of ingredients. The pasta doesn’t take over, it acts as a binder and lets the other ingredients shine

Chicken Tetrazzini

Ham Tetrazzini with Mushrooms and Asparagus

Italian Tetrazzini

Loaded Tetrazzini

for another printable version of Asparagus, Spinach and Corn Tetrazzini click here

Tetrazzini is a great way to make a one dish meal from what’s in the fridge!


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19 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus, Spinach and Corn Tetrazzini”
  1. Jenna, anything with fresh corn is a definite winner with me. I do not judge that you ate it three nights in a row, I believe I could too. Thanks for the recipe…Happy Tuesday.

    It rained all around us yesterday afternoon, but not a drop for us. At least the cloud cover cooled the temperature about twenty degrees!

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh Yum! All the goooood stuffff! 🙂

  3. Pattie says:

    This looks magnificent! I LOVE vegetable dishes. You post the best recipes. Yet another one to try!

  4. Never would have thought of asparagus with tetrazini. Sounds great!

  5. pattyanneart says:

    So good and so many yummy options!!

  6. Cynthia Raines says:

    Oh my, they all sound so good! And of course they are, especially with cream cheese, Yum! Thank you! Pinning!

  7. Mary says:

    You’re as fearless in the kitchen as you are with your paintbrush Jenna! Love your veggie tetrazzini!

  8. Rita C. says:

    Lol, I love your disclaimer at the end. That says it all! Pinned!

  9. thefrenchhutch says:

    I really enjoy making any dish that calls for corn, especially fresh. Great combo for your tetrazzini Jenna!

    • Thanks Emily, I love fresh corn, sniffle, the season is just about over I guess…we have at least gotten a few showers the past few days so my yard is not quite as sad, have you seen any rain in Ttown?

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