Chicken-and-Ham Tetrazzini

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6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)


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1 (7-ounce) package spaghetti
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie stick margarine
1 cup presliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 1/2 cups skinned, shredded roasted chicken breast (about 5 ounces)
3/4 cup finely chopped extra-lean ham (about 1/4 pound)
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup dry sherry
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat, reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimento, drained
Vegetable cooking spray
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons sliced almonds


Cook spaghetti according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain well. Rinse under cold running water; drain well, and set aside.

Melt the margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and next 3 ingredients, and sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, poultry seasoning, and pepper; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, and cook 1 1/2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Add chicken, ham, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, and next 3 ingredients; stir well.

Combine the spaghetti and chicken mixture in a large bowl; stir well. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Combine remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and paprika, and stir well. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese mixture, remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, and almonds in alternating diagonal rows across top of casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Make-Ahead Tips: You can assemble the casserole up to 4 hours ahead of time, omitting the cheese-and-almond topping; cover and chill. Add topping just before baking.

Created date

June 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 397
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 11.6 g
Satfat 4.8 g
Monofat 3.8 g
Polyfat 1.9 g
Protein 27.5 g
Carbohydrate 42.2 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 775 mg
Calcium 341 mg