Turkey Cutlet Parmesan

Turkey Cutlet Parmesan Recipe

The Spruce 

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
733 Calories
32g Fat
50g Carbs
60g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 733
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 42%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 260mg 87%
Sodium 1404mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 60g
Vitamin C 59mg 294%
Calcium 471mg 36%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1038mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

We're all familiar with Chicken Parmesan, where a chicken cutlet is breaded and fried until golden, then topped with a rich tomato sauce and gooey mozzarella cheese. But what about replacing the chicken with turkey? This poultry swap will maintain the original recipe's texture and appearance but will bring a slightly different flavor to the dish. An ideal dinner choice when you have eaten so much chicken you feel like you are going to start clucking.


  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

  • 4 turkey cutlets, 1 1/2 pounds total

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 (16-ounce) jar tomato sauce

  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish

  • 8 ounces mozzarella, sliced or shredded

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 F.

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  2. Beat egg and milk together in a small bowl. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. One at a time, dip turkey cutlets in the egg mixture then into the breadcrumbs until thoroughly coated, placing on a baking sheet as you go.

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  3. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook cutlets in the hot oil until well browned, 3 to 4 minutes a side. Place in a shallow casserole dish.

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  4. Add sliced onion, red pepper, and mushrooms to the hot skillet. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Spoon the mixture on top of the cutlets.

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  5. Pour the spaghetti sauce over and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (as much or as little as you like). Bake for about 20 minutes.

    Turkey Cutlet Parmesan Recipe
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  6. Top with mozzarella cheese and cook until cheese is melted and browned, about 5 minutes.

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  7. Serve over hot pasta and enjoy.

    Turkey Cutlet Parmesan Recipe
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Recipe Variations

  • This recipe calls for a jar of prepared spaghetti sauce, but if you prefer to make your own you can simply add dried basil and oregano to canned tomato sauce.
  • For a slight twist on a classic, sautéed onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms are spooned on top of the cutlets before covered with sauce and cheese. Perhaps this is a way to sneak some vegetables into your kids' diets. This dish is best served alongside pasta.