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Chicken & Mushroom Tetrazzini

Think of this as sophisticated comfort food, full of pasta, chicken and golden mushrooms in a creamy bake that can be made ahead and just popped in the oven later
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Tetrazzini

  • 8 oz angel hair pasta noodles
  • 8 oz sliced white or Baby Bella mushrooms
  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 20 stalks fresh asparagus, slightly cooked, and cut into pieces optional

White Sauce

  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk or 1/2 and 1/2 cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 Tbsp white wine or cooking sherry
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper or pepper

Bread Crumb Topping

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

White Sauce

  • Melt butter in a large deep sauce pan over medium high heat
  • Whisk in flour until blended and cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly
  • Stir in cream or milk, broth, wine and salt & pepper
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 8 minutes, stirring, until thick and bubbling, then remove from heat

Tetrazzini

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside
  • Add chicken, drained cooked angel hair, asparagus {optional} mushrooms and 1/2 cup Parmesan to sauce
  • Spoon into a greased 9" x 13" baking dish
  • Top with bread crumb topping
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes if warm, or longer if dish has been refrigerated, until casserole is browned and bubbling
  • Sprinkle cooked dish with more Parmesan before serving if desired
  • This can be made ahead for up to 2 days, covered in the refrigerator or frozen cooked or uncooked

Bread Crumb Topping

  • Melt butter in a skillet
  • Add bread crumb and cook until browned then remove from heat
  • Stir in the seasonings
  • Sprinkle over the top of casserole before baking
Keyword casserole, chicken, do ahead, pasta, white sauce