Italian Turkey Breast Recipe

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"My husband, Hal, and I enjoy this Italian-style turkey dish as a delightful change of pace," says Helen Vail of Glenside, Pennsylvania. "The dressed-up turkey slices are never dry, and they cook in just minutes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 turkey breast slices (3 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil and thyme
  • 2 teaspoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon nonfat Parmesan cheese topping

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 220 calories, 103 mg sodium, 63 mg cholesterol, 13 gm carbohydrate, 25 gm protein, 8 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and pepper; add turkey slices. Seal bag and turn to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown turkey in oil and butter. Combine the tomato sauce, oregano, basil and thyme; pour over turkey. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until no turkey is longer pink. Sprinkle with cheeses. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Italian Turkey Breast in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p17

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