Skillet Turkey Tetrazzini

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It’s 6:00 p.m. on a weeknight and I’m in heels, my work clothes and trying to wrestle a few pans out of our overstuffed cabinets. It’s a noisy match. Heavy bottom pans falling on one another isn’t the most pleasant sound and for my highly sensitive boys I might as well be banging steel drums next their ears.

I have to admit weeknight cooking is not my best excerise in culinary executions-embarrassing, but true.  Frenetic. Rushed. Hurried. This is how dinner gets dressed in our home on a weeknight.

That said, I welcomed the opportunity to participate in Hellmann’s® (also known as Best Foods® West of the Rockies) mission to help moms re-think main dish meals and leftovers by offering easy, delicious recipes that are great for the busy holiday season or anytime.

The first recipe I tried is this Skillet Turkey Tetrazzini- kinda a perfect one since leftover Thanksgiving turkey will be entering our home soon.  I started by sauteing the onions in large chunks and then scooped them out once all the flavor was sweated out, since Matt has a huge aversion to onions in his food. To shortcut the hands-on time, I used pre-washed and pre-cut mushrooms, leftover turkey, and Best Foods® Mayonnaise to shorten the sauce time to a creamy goodness. In the time it took me to make the pasta, I also finished the sauce. The best part was I only used two pans, so clean up was a breeze.

I may not always embrace the idea of cooking after a long work day, but I love the satisfaction of making a home cooked meal my family can enjoy. You’ll love this simple and easy-to-assemble recipe that you can even make in your work clothes and heels.

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Let me know what your go-to leftover turkey dish is in the comment section, and you can be eligible for a chance to win a $100 gift card, provided by Hellmann’s® and BlogHer .


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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKim says

    Usually a turkey sandwich is as creative as I get with turkey leftovers :) I don’t have the “chief instincts” so I must follow recipes and most of the time Im feeling too lazy the day after thanksgiving (or too busy shopping) to …..well, read. 😀

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonsy says

    Mine is turkey sandwitch, just two pieces of bread with turkey in the middle, plus some mustard and spinach or arugula. Thanks for the giveaway!
    songyueyu at gmail

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMaureen says

    My go to is a pot pie because you can add some of the veggies into it with the gravy and the stuffing.

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonEileen says

    We do save for a grilled turkey and provolone sandwich, but our favorite is freezing cubed turkey in the freezer and taking out to make homemade turkey pot pie on a cold Wisconsin day!

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I like to cut up some turkey, place it in a bowl and mix it with some seasoning, flour and bread crumbs. Then I will fry it along with some cut up potatoes!! yum!!

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I make a huge batch of Creamy Turkey Wild Rice soup and I freeze smaller portions so I get about a weeks worth of meals! Yummy!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonkaren M says

    We like to make Turkey Subs, loaded with lettuce, Mayo, tomato and sliced red onions and quesadillas!
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCarmen says

    I love making turkey (or chicken) casseroles – usually with broccoli, cheese and a crumbly topping