Vegan Chicken(less) Tetrazzini

This vegan tetrazzini recipe is easy to make and just as comforting as traditional tetrazzini without any of the dairy! It’s a freezer-friendly weeknight dinner. #vegan #vegandinner #tetrazzini #vegantetrazzini #vegancomfortfood #plantpowercouple #soycurls #cashews #tofu // plantpowercouple.com

Vegan Tetrazzini is easy to make, and the rich cozy flavor will blow your mind! This creamy dairy free noodle casserole with soy curls and mushrooms is just as comforting as a traditional chicken or turkey tetrazzini recipe! Our vegetarian version is also freezer-friendly and makes a perfect family-friendly plant-based dinner.


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Go get your sweatpants, queue up the Netflix, and pour yourself a glass of wine, my friend.  We’re making vegan tetrazzini!

Have you ever had tetrazzini?  I hear it was a staple for a lot of people growing up, but I’ve only recently learned of its existence! And OMG, the moment I did, I knew this was a dish I HAD to veganize.

For those of you who – like myself – have never heard of tetrazzini before, let me fill you in:

It’s kinda like a creamy, dreamy chicken noodle soup casserole with perfectly meaty mushrooms, topped with parmesan and browned to perfection.  

You understand my obsession now, yes?  Hello, comfort food of my dreams. 

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Overhead shot of the ingredients you need for vegan tetrazzini: fettuccine, mushrooms, silken tofu, soy curls, flour, cashews, veggie bouillon powder, salt, pepper, vegan butter, water, and dry white wine.

How to Veganize Tetrazzini

Once I knew I had to have it, I started brainstorming the many, many ways I could veganize such a seemingly not-vegan-friendly recipe…one of my favorite pastimes and something I probably spend about 98% of my day doing, btw.

After much testing and sampling and daydreaming, here’s what I came up with:

For the chicken: Soy curlsSoy curls are downright spectacular in this dish.  The texture, the taste…it’s perfection. 

We buy soy curls from our awesome friends at V Marks the Shop or order them on Amazon. Alternatively, you could use homemade seitan or any other vegan chicken you dig. 😉

For the creamy tetrazzini sauce: The traditional sauce is usually a roux made with butter & flour, heavy cream, and chicken broth.  The roux was easy enough – vegan butter.

For the heavy cream, I went with a blend of silken tofu and cashews.  You could totally use all of one or the other, but I really dig this combo – not too heavy, not too light. Goldilocks would approve.  For the chicken broth, I used our homemade veggie bouillon which rocked, as always.

For the parmesan: There are a lot of options here.  If you want to go the store-bought route, I highly suggest the Go Veggie vegan parmesan or Violife’s grate-able parmesan. 

You can easily make a homemade parmesan or cheese seasoning like our homemade vegan cheese seasoning which is quite sublime!  A plain ‘ol sprinkle of nooch would work too.  Like I said, lots of options!

And just like that, BOOM.  Vegan tetrazzini.

This vegan tetrazzini recipe is easy to make and just as comforting as traditional tetrazzini without any of the dairy! It’s a freezer-friendly weeknight dinner. #vegan #vegandinner #tetrazzini #vegantetrazzini #vegancomfortfood #plantpowercouple #soycurls #cashews #tofu // plantpowercouple.com

How to Make Dairy Free Mushroom Tetrazzini

Step 1: Prep your ingredients.

First, preheat your oven to 350F and prep your ingredients. Rehydrate the soy curls in some veggie broth (I use more vegan bouillon for this), cook the noodles, sauté the mushrooms in some olive oil + a pinch of salt.

Three side by side photos showing the process of making dairy free tetrazzini sauce.

Step 2: Make the vegan tetrazzini sauce.

Next, make the sauce: Add the hot water, silken tofu, cashews, white wine, vegan bouillon, and salt to a heat-safe high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Set this aside.

Melt the vegan butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until fully incorporated. It will look like a really thick glob, but fret not. Slowly add the blender mixture, whisking as you pour until there are no clumps.

From here, taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference and cook 4-5 more minutes on low heat to thicken it a bit. 

Three side by side photos showing the process of layering noodles and dairy free tetrazzini sauce in a casserole dish to make vegan tetrazzini.
Two side by side photos showing a casserole dish of vegan tetrazzini before and after baking it.

Step 3: Assemble and bake!

Finally, it’s time to assemble and bake!  Toss about a cup of sauce with the noodles and grease a large 9×13 casserole. In it, layer the saucy noodles, mushrooms, half the sauce, soy curls, remaining sauce, and parmesan.

Bake this beautiful masterpiece for 30 minutes and broil for 3-5 to get that gorgeous browned top. Serve hot and ENJOY!

What wine pairs well with vegan tetrazzini?

If you are so inclined, we love serving this vegan tetrazzini with either a crisp white wine like this Ziobaffa Pinot Grigio or a somewhat creamy white wine like this Santa Julia Organic Chardonnay from Argentina. Either of these wines can also be used IN the sauce as well as in your glass.

This vegan tetrazzini recipe is easy to make and just as comforting as traditional tetrazzini without any of the dairy! It’s a freezer-friendly weeknight dinner. #vegan #vegandinner #tetrazzini #vegantetrazzini #vegancomfortfood #plantpowercouple #soycurls #cashews #tofu // plantpowercouple.com

Other Soy Curl Recipes

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Okay, now back to enjoying vegan tetrazzini leftovers… 🙂 I’m so excited for you to try this!

Yield: 6 servings

Vegan Chicken Tetrazzini

This vegan tetrazzini recipe is easy to make and just as comforting as traditional tetrazzini without any of the dairy! It’s a freezer-friendly weeknight dinner. #vegan #vegandinner #tetrazzini #vegantetrazzini #vegancomfortfood #plantpowercouple #soycurls #cashews #tofu // plantpowercouple.com
Vegan Tetrazzini is easy to make, and the rich cozy flavor will blow your mind! This creamy dairy free noodle casserole with soy curls and mushrooms is just as comforting as a traditional chicken or turkey tetrazzini recipe! Our vegetarian version is also freezer-friendly and makes a perfect family-friendly plant-based dinner.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Instructions

    1. PREP THE INGREDIENTS: Preheat your oven to 350F and prep your ingredients: Rehydrate the soy curls in some veggie broth (I use more vegan bouillon for this), cook the noodles, sauté the mushrooms in some olive oil + a pinch of salt.
    2. MAKE THE SAUCE: Next, make the sauce: Add the hot water, silken tofu, cashews, white wine, vegan bouillon, and salt to a heat-safe high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Set this aside. Melt the vegan butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until fully incorporated. It will look like a really thick glob, but fret not. Slowly add the blender mixture, whisking as you pour until there are no clumps. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference and cook 4-5 more minutes on low heat to thicken it a bit. 
    3. ASSEMBLE + BAKE: Finally, it's time to assemble and bake!  Toss about a cup of sauce with the noodles and grease a large 9x13 casserole. In it, layer the saucy noodles, mushrooms, half the sauce, soy curls, remaining sauce, and parmesan. Bake this beautiful masterpiece for 30 minutes and broil for 3-5 to get that gorgeous browned top. Serve hot and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1030mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g

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4 thoughts on “Vegan Chicken(less) Tetrazzini

  1. I grew up on tetrazzini and I’m super excited to try this ! I love seeing recipes from my childhood that have been made healthier. I gotta add green peas to the recipe as our regular recipe always had peas mixed in.
    1. That's what we love to do here: veganize old family favorites! I'm so happy you liked it, Maggie. I (T) like to add peas in as well!! LOL! Thanks for reaching out with the kind words.

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