Stouffer’s Turkey Tetrazzini Review

Stouffer's Turkey Tetrazzini

Stouffer’s Turkey Tetrazzini is one of those meals that called to us from the shelf in the frozen food aisle. The package shows a delicious-looking pasta dish, all crumbly and warm, and we found our stomachs were growling before we even got it home. So we were definitely excited to try this one out.

The six-and-a-half-minute cook time really tried our patience, as that’s definitely one of the longer microwave times we’ve seen in our time writing frozen food reviews here at Freezer Meal Frenzy. It’s not as bad as, say, Devour’s Italian Sausage Lasagna at eight minutes, but six and a half minutes can feel like a pretty long time when you’re hungry.

They say you can’t rush perfection, but our stomachs would heartily disagree.

When we finally pulled this out the microwave — after the excruciating wait — we noticed this isn’t that lovely mountain shape that we see on the box. It’s more a rugged desert shape. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the shape of this meal isn’t what sold us on it.

Stouffer's Turkey Tetrazzini

What really sold us was the mix of turkey chunks, creamy sauce, crumbles, and mushrooms. Of those things, the turkey is definitely the lesser ingredient in this mix. It’s soft and juicy, but it just doesn’t have any real flavor of its own. In fact, a grilled chicken might have been a better protein for this dish.

The sauce is definitely creamy, and it has an almost milky taste to it that really works for this dish. We’re hesitant to use the word milky, because that makes it sound kind of bad, but this is the most accurate word we could find. We will assure you that the creamy sauce is very good, despite our word choice.

We found that most of the breadcrumbs migrated to the edges of the dish when we started eating this, but once we mixed them back into the dish we found them to be a pleasant addition. They give the meal a little bit of a crisp.

The mushrooms are loaded with flavor, but we only found maybe four small pieces in this entire meal. We definitely would have liked some more in the mix.

Oh, and there’s also a few bits of celery mixed in, but we didn’t really find that too add much of anything to this dish. There’s so little that it’s easily ignored if you really hate celery.

The calorie count could certainly be worse. At 420 (170 from fat), this isn’t a diet meal, but it’s not one that brings too much guilt with it. Unless, of course, you’re avoiding sodium, in which case you’re in for an overload. This meal contains 98o mg of the stuff.

Stouffer’s Turkey Tetrazzini tastes incredible. It has a few small flaws, most notably the bland turkey and the stingy mushroom portion, but those flaws aren’t enough to ruin this great dish. Yes, we’d like to see this improved on, but we still love it as is.

If you’re interested in learning more about the nutrition or ingredients in this frozen dish, check out our package scans below.

Stouffer's Turkey Tetrazzini

Stouffer's Turkey Tetrazzini

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Sharon McNicholas
Sharon McNicholas
1 year ago

The turkey tetrazzini is way too salty. Won’t buy again.

1 year ago

Stouffers turkey tet has changed. WAS a favorite. Now I’ll never buy. Turkey little squares with no taste and whole dish has changed. Shame. Hope they change it back. I’m done.

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