Get Fit Tetrazini

Saw this in the RR Magazine and knew i had to try it. Last time i had tried tetrazini, was back in California in 1994 in Redondo beach…  Yes, i still remember it!
This recipe intrigued me because of the Ingredients – mainly the cauliflower in place of all the cream and butter.
Get Fit Tettrazini


  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 8 ounce package  mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups home made chicken broth
  • 2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 box of spaghetti
  • 1 head of cauliflower boiled till soft.
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound cooked turkey breast, cut into chunks  (cut up sliced turkey breast from honey baked ham store)
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs, toasted
  • garlic powder and red pepper flakes to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . In a large pot, heat the EVOO over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened and most of their liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium- high, add 1 cup broth and cook, stirring, until sauce is smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in the milk and bring to a boil; lower the heat and simmer, stirring, until the sauce has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the noodles until al dente. Drain.
  4. Using a food processor, puree the cauliflower with the remaining 1/4 cup broth. Stir the cauliflower into the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in the noodles and turkey. Transfer tetrazzini to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top. Bake until the edges are golden-brown, about 30 minutes. Top with the parsley.


I had prepped a bunch of this recipe prior to making it. The cauliflower was already boiled and food processed, the spaghetti was made, and i used canned mushrooms.

All in all it’s an ok recipe. Pretty true to tetrazzini, but needing something. More than just lots of salt.

I would probably add in a can of green chiles, maybe some kale or spinach, definitely need the peas…