Tetrazzini is an American dish usually involving a non-red meat (often diced fowl or seafood), mushrooms, and almonds in a butter/cream and parmesan sauce flavored with wine or sherry and stock vegetables such as onions, celery, and carrots. It is often served hot over spaghetti or some similarly thin pasta, garnished with lemon or parsley, and topped with additional almonds and/or Parmesan cheese./
The dish is named after the Italian opera star, Luisa Tetrazzini.
With this said I have found the base Tetrazzini recipe to be so versatile that I can make it into almost anything. The base is as follows.
8 oz gluten-free spaghetti broken in half and cooked. ~ a slightly less than full 1/4 cup olive oil ~ 1/4 cup flour whisked until smooth in the olive oil ~ salt and pepper to taste ~ broth depending on meat used (1 cup) ~ 1 cup heavy cream or coconut cream for dairy free ~ 1/4 cup sherry (okay I love cooking sherry) ~ Topping is Parmesan or a dairy free sub.
Okay there you have it a sauce and a noodle now what to add????? hmm well I have used chicken broth with shredded chicken and mushrooms. I have used chicken broth with tuna and mushrooms. you can also do a veggie broth with tuna and add peas and carrots so it’s basically a tuna noodle casserole but from scratch. You can do a beef broth with ground beef for more of a stroganoff recipe. You can do a smoked salmon with again a veggie or chicken broth. Wasn’t a fan of ham in this but you can always try ham. You can also leave out meat and make it all vegetarian with veggies and a veggie broth. A seafood medley with scallops and shrimp or lobster would also be very good in this.
right now I have a simple tuna Tetrazzini in the oven. We like the parmesan and our little guy who is dairy/gluten/soy free won’t eat it anyway so we do dairy but so easy to sub dairy out. I have done it once but its more expensive so since kiddo #3 won’t eat it I don’t bother with subs other than gluten-free.
Any ideas what else would be good with this?