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Ham Tetrazzini in a yellow casserole dish
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4.95 from 55 votes

Ham Tetrazzini

Ham Tetrazzini is a delicious twist on the classic chicken tetrazzini
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 477kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 2 cups ham cubed
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry wine optional
  • ½ cup Parmesan grated


  • Cook Spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter to a saute pan. Add mushrooms. Cook until browned. Remove from pan. Do not wipe or rinse pan.
  • With same pan add 4 more tablespoons butter. When melted, add flour. Stir over medium low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly add milk while whisking flour mixture. Continue whisking until mixture begins to thicken. 
  • Add chicken stock and combine.
  • Add nutmeg, thyme and pepper. Continue cooking over medium heat until mixture is heated through. 
  • Stir in sherry (if using) and add mushrooms and ham. 
  • Taste mixture. Add salt if needed.
  • Combine mixture with spaghetti noodles and then place into a lightly greased casserole dish (9x13 inch).
  • Top with Parmesan cheese
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes until mixture is bubbly and top is golden. 
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


  • White wine can be used in place of the sherry wine or it can be omitted altogether.
  • To make ahead of time follow directions through placing in casserole dish. Allow to cool, then cover and refrigerate. When ready to bake, remove from the fridge at least 15 minutes prior to baking. Remove cover. Bake as directed adding up to 15 minutes of additional baking time.
  • May add frozen green peas or cut steamed asparagus to dish prior to baking, if desired.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 1.5mg