Smoked Turkey Fettuccine

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Well, it snowed this weekend, but fortunately it didn’t stick because I am not ready for winter. We woke up on Saturday morning and there was snow on our cars and rooftops of the homes around us. And then, as I was getting ready for our day, we had more snow flurries. Not a good thing on a day that we spent outside.  My poor toes were frozen!  I understand that it’s now November, but to me snow shouldn’t come until December. Although I guess I have to accept that it’s colder. Especially considering every store you go into now has Christmas stuff everywhere. Its definitely the season for hot cocoa and hot tea, and soup, and other warm, tempting comfort foods. We even have to start thinking about our Thanksgiving meal prep and which cookies we will make for the Christmas season. Holiday food is some of the best, so I guess the cold that is ultimately here also brings good things with it.

 

Another one of my favorite comfort meals that my mom would make for us growing up is this smoked turkey fettuccine recipe. Now this isn’t an alfredo recipe, which is what most people associate with fettuccine noodles. It is similar though, just not as bad for you. I start by making a roux sauce and adding chunks of smoked turkey, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese and serving it over pasta. I usually use  thinner pasta than fettuccine, because that is my preference, so feel free to use whichever pasta type you like.

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To start the sauce, melt some butter in a pan over medium heat. Once melted add some flour, and whisk until combined. Gradually add in chicken broth and milk, until it is all combined and there are no flour clumps in the sauce. Let it simmer to thicken. Add in diced turkey and mushrooms, along with seasonings. Once those are heated through, add in parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Meanwhile cook the pasta according package directions. Serve smoked turkey sauce over pasta, and enjoy!

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Smoked Turkey Fettuccine

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. uncooked fettuccine
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 c. parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups cubed smoked turkey
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced

Directions:

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk and chicken broth. cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Add turkey, mushrooms, and cheese. Cook for several more minutes until warmed through. Serve over pasta.

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