Dairy-Free Turkey Tetrazzini

Both my mom and husband love turkey tetrazzini so I thought I would see if I could come up with something safe that could appeal to both them and the kids. I found one great dairy-free recipe I liked (Kristin Lanari’s from her blog Dairyland) and used it as a starting point. It turned out to be one of those rare, magical meals that everyone liked.

Serves 4-6

1 – 2lb turkey London broil (skinless boneless breast)
1/4c olive oil divided
2t Italian herb seasoning divided
2t Kosher salt divided
1T lemon juice
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 shallot diced
1 quart mushrooms sliced
1 cup chicken broth
3T flour
1 package dairy-free cream cheese
1lb spaghetti or pasta (egg-free for us)
3/4c bread crumbs mixed with 1T melted margarine

Preheat oven to 375. Drizzle olive oil in a glass 9×13 baking dish – just enough to lightly coat the bottom. Put the turkey breast inside and flip it over. Sprinkle with 1t salt and 1t seasoning mix. Drizzle with lemon juice. Cook turkey breast until internal temp reaches 165 degrees. Cooking time should be approximately 50-70 minutes depending on turkey weight. Flip several times during cooking. When the turkey is done, remove from oven and allow it to rest for several minutes. Keep oven on. Cube turkey and set aside.

While the turkey cooks heat remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots. Cook several minutes until they soften and turn golden brown. Add mushrooms and sauté for approximately 5 minutes until the mushrooms darken and release their juices. Sprinkle in the flour, remaining salt and seasoning. Stir to incorporate. Slowly add chicken broth and cook 3 -5 more minutes to reduce the liquid and thicken. Reduce heat to low and add the cream cheese. Stir to incorporate. Remove from heat once the cream cheese is melted.

Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain and return to pot. Add sauce and cubed turkey. Pour mixture into baking dish, sprinkle bread crumbs on top and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil. Keep a close eye and remove when bread crumbs brown – approximately 1-2 minutes.