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

This vegan tetrazzini recipe is easy to make, and the flavor will knock your socks off! It’s just as cozy and comforting as traditional tetrazzini without any of the dairy! It’s freezer-friendly and makes a perfect weeknight dinner.


Go get your sweatpants, queue up the Netflix, and pour yourself a glass of wine, sister.  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.  

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 Tetrazzini Vegan

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 ours 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 cashew cream.  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 parm or Violife’s grate-able parmesan.  You can easily make a homemade parmesan; this is our go-to recipe for that.  I also tried this with our Cheesy Garlic Butter Blend which was 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

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

Yield: 9 slices

Vegan Chicken(less) Tetrazzini

This vegan tetrazzini recipe is easy to make, and the flavor will knock your socks off! It’s just as cozy and comforting as traditional tetrazzini without any of the dairy! It’s freezer-friendly and makes a perfect weeknight dinner.

20 minPrep Time:

30 minCook Time:

50 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

    For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 8 oz silken tofu
  • 1.5 Tbsp veggie bouillon powder
  • 1.5 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • For the dish:
  • 4 oz dry soy curls, rehydrated
  • 12 Oz macaroni dumplings or fettucini noodles, cooked
  • 10 oz sliced mushrooms, sauteed
  • 1-2 Tbsp vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and prep your ingredients: Rehydrate the soy curls in some veggie broth (I use more veggie bouillon for this), cook the noodles, sauté the mushrooms in some olive oil + a pinch of salt.
  2. Next, make the sauce: Add the cashews, silken tofu, bouillon, and hot water to a food processor and blend 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 cashew/tofu mixture, whisking as you pour until there are no clumps. Stir in the salt and wine. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference and cook 4-5 more minutes on low heat to thicken it a bit.
  3. 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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