Italian Turkey Cutlets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 08, 2022
"Because I'm watching my weight, I've used this recipe for years," writes Janet Bumb of Beallsville, Maryland. "Served with a flavorful tomato sauce, these cutlets taste so good that my son, who is thin and doesn't need to worry about his weight, requests them for his birthday dinner!"
Italian Turkey Cutlets Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) turkey breast cutlets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons oil; saute onion until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and herbs; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, over medium heat until sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of turkey with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. In batches, cook turkey until no longer pink, turning once. Serve with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 242 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.