So, what about the keto Turkey Tetrazzini Skillet recipe?
This is probably one of the most accidental recipes I’ve ever posted here. No, really.
It was one of thos days: “Well, I have this half chunk of mozzarella, and leftover turkey from Thanksgiving (or Easter or whatever it was), a bunch of parsley that won’t make it past tomorrow, and some mushrooms my kids won’t eat anyway…”
And then some Pinterest searching that ended in just making something up. When I searched again later, I saw that there was something called turkey tetrazzini that used similar ingredients, plus pasta.
So there you have it. Now you know my wackadoodle process of creating recipes for my site.
Making Keto Recipes
Truth be told, that’s only part of the story. I’m a single mom of 4 kids, going to school full time for my master’s degree.
So, yeah, I really just have to throw things together sometimes and see what sticks. My kids love me. Ha!
Do I have to have a cast iron skillet to make this keto turkey tetrazzini skillet?
Nope! You just have to have some sort of skillet. If yu’re not using an oven-safe skillet, like a cast iron, you can start it on the stove, pour it into a baking dish, smooth it over, and then bake it the same way.
What’s the nutritional yeast for?
If you’ve never used nutritional yeast, you need to. Okay, so it’s not an essential part of this recipe, but if you’re a nooch aficionado like I am, you’re always looking for places to put it.
Nutritional yeast goes really well in savory comfort foods like this turkey skillet recipe. It’s an umami flavoring that’s similar in flavor profile to cheese.
Melt butter in cast iron skillet. Add onion, mushrooms, and chicken paste. Saute for about 20 minutes, until onion and mushrooms begin to caramelize. If you prefer more caramelization, you may caramelize for up to 40 minutes.
Add sage, garlic, thyme, and pepper. Stir for one minute.
Add cream and nutritional yeast (optional) and stir occasionally at medium heat until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.
Stir in turkey, parsley (optional), and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and remove from heat.
If using a non oven-safe skillet, pour ingredients into an oven-safe baking dish (an 8" x 8" dish should work).
Sprinkle mozzarella and remaining Parmesan on top.
Place skillet or dish into oven and bake at 350° F for 12-15 minutes, until bubbly and slightly golden. Garnish with more parsley, and serve.
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