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We love turkey in our house! I buy them all the time! In fact, we make a turkey probably close to once a week. They are so easy to make in the slow cooker and there is always plenty for leftovers for lunch and even dinner! Plus, it is one meal that everyone can agree on in our house.
So with so much turkey going on in our house, I’ve accumulated quite a few leftover turkey recipes. Turkey Tetrazzini was a recipe that my grandmother always made each year and it was always a favorite of mine. In fact, I didn’t even know that it was usually made with chicken until a few years ago – we have always had it with turkey right after Thanksgiving! I knew that this was one tradition that I wanted to continue. Everyone in our house looks forward to grandma’s Thanksgiving dinner….and grandma’s turkey tetrazzini.
But, can we just be honest for a second? Like totally real. After Thanksgiving….I do not want to cook. I do not even want to look at a dish. I need a kitchen break! But not just because I am on kitchen overload from the day before! But every year the day after Thanksgiving is our day to put up our Christmas decorations! I’m a bit of a Christmas nut and it takes everything in me not to break out the snowmen and the lights until the day after Thanksgiving. So after Thanksgiving I’m in Christmas mode! No time for the kitchen. So while this casserole dish is super easy to put together, I prefer to do mine in the slow cooker! No boiling pasta in one bowl and baking it in another. Just dump, set, and go. So easy.
So if you have lots of leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and need a set and forget slow cooker recipe so you are free to go on with your holiday festivities – try our this slow cooker turkey tetrazzini recipe! Yum! You will be so glad you did!
A Few Tips:
- I like to use Honeysuckle White Bone-In turkey when I cook! It’s the perfect size for our slow cooker and always delicious. (Be sure to cook the turkey to 165 degrees!)
Even better, they don’t use any growth promoting hormones or any added hormones or steroids for that matter! They are raised by independent family farmers. Honeysuckle works closely with the farmers to ensure that they have high standards. They are a good choice for not only Thanksgiving, but if you are like us and wanting an amazing, comfort meal on a Tuesday! (My turkey and gravy recipe is a super cinch to make. Only a few ingredients – dump it in and come home to a turkey and gravy dinner!)
- You can find Honeysuckle White Bone-In Turkeys at Kroger and Kroger family stores. (You can check to find the product in your local stores here!) They do have a frozen variety of turkeys but I like to buy mine not frozen. No time to defrost = win!
- Be sure to check in your store for a coupon for your Honeysuckle turkey!
Coupon in-store (Select stores only): Save $2 on any ONE (1) Fresh Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey (Start/End: 11/6-12/31)
Coupon in-store (National): Save $2.50 on any ONE (1) Fresh Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey (Start/End: 10/31-11/21)
- This recipe is a stick to your ribs kind of comfort food. Serve with a side salad or something else light!