103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

You can also substitute ham or turkey for the chicken. This dish was named for Luisa Tetrazzini, a well known, well FED turn-of-the-century Italian singer!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large non-skillet, saute the tenderloins. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the mushrooms, red bell peppers and yellow bell peppers and cook until vegetables are tender.

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  • Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter or margarine and blend in flour. Gradually stir in the chicken broth and half-and-half. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce begins to thicken. Add garlic salt and ground black pepper to taste. Blend in the Swiss and Parmesan cheeses and continue heating, stirring constantly, until the cheeses melt.

  • Stir in the chicken/vegetable mixture and heat thoroughly. Toss with the cooked pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; 14.1 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 566 mg sodium. 27.9 g carbohydrates; 22.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2006
I stumbled onto this recipe on accident when I was looking for a way to use up some half and half. By the third bite my husband rated it A! When I tell him it is on the menu he claps his hands! We use 4 chicken breasts instead of the tenderloins. It ends up having chicken in every bite. It is every bit as good the next day too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2004
Unfortunately I wasn't impressed with this one...it's flavors just didn't blend. We really like all kinds of cheese but these two just didn't match up. It was a really heavy meal. Read More
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103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2006
I stumbled onto this recipe on accident when I was looking for a way to use up some half and half. By the third bite my husband rated it A! When I tell him it is on the menu he claps his hands! We use 4 chicken breasts instead of the tenderloins. It ends up having chicken in every bite. It is every bit as good the next day too. Read More
(40)
Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2006
This really wasn't bad. It was good comfort food but we also found it a little bland. I also think that a pasta dish doesn't need this much flour in the sauce it was a little too much and the cheeses would have thickened it well enough. I recommend using more spices like garlic and perhaps a little mustard too to make it more flavourful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This was a great dish my girlfriend and i Love to eat this dish in the winter because it is so hearty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This recipe was very tasty. I am not a very big cooked pepper fan but the red peppers were very good with the other flavors in this recipe. This recipe is very thick though so in the future I would use a different pasta such as bow tie or penne. I will definately add this to my favorate list though. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
I made this for our church dinner and got RAVE reviews!! There was another dish of someone else's tetrazzini next to mine - they took theirs home with them while I took home an empty pan:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2006
Yum! This was very good although I did do some substitutions. I used condensed milk instead of cream minced garlic instead of garlic salt canned mushrooms and green peppers instead of red/yellow. It's very easy and I was asked "when can you make it again???" Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
next time I will add more mushrooms and shred the chicken before adding it to the sause but absolutley fantastic! A huge hit with my husband! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
Soooo good! I did the recipe almost all as was called for especially with the sauce part but did add some more salt and seasoned salt to sauce and used italian cheese mixture and parmesan cheeae instead of swiss cheese. I also added green pepper onion and garlic to the sauteed chicken. I also used angel hair pasta and used skim milk instead of half and half. Serve with garlic bread. Yum!! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
This was very delicious. I used 1/2 of suggested flour. I also added some white wine and italian herbs (mainly thyme oregano and some basil) in the sauce. Instead of garlic salt I used fresh minced garlic. I think cooking the chicken first and then setting it aside helped. I also cut up the chicken before adding it back to the pasta. I will definitely make this dish again. Read More
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