Turkey Marsala Recipe
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Turkey Marsala Recipe

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This Marsala sauce for turkey is really rich, like you fussed all day in the kitchen. Here’s the shocker: We make it fast. —Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (20 ounces) turkey breast tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 295 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Cut tenderloins crosswise in half; pound with a meat mallet to 3/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, mix flour and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Dip turkey in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey; cook 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  3. In same skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in broth and wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 12 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and the remaining salt and pepper. Serve with turkey. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Marsala in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p13

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Debra Torres 226668
Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"This worked well for our family. I like how the mushroom sauce was an option. This way not-so-adventurous eaters got to go without it. I used thin boneless chicken breasts instead of the turkey. It was delish."

justmbeth 222043
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Really good and simple."

gumpha 221432
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015


martylb 219031
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"Had this for dinner tonight, but used chicken breast instead. Very tasty and quick. Will keep this one for future mid-week dinners."

pohare 61644
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"Made this today for dinner. My husband said we could keep this on the menu."

Recipes TOH 98283
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"Made this for Christmas Eve dinner. It was simple and delicious. My husband raved about the "sauce". A definite winner."

Pnina 54049
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Very good, tasty and easy to make."

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