Italian Turkey Cutlets
Italian Turkey Cutlets – thick pieces of turkey seared and topped with pesto, tomatoes, and melty cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, and great any night of the week!
I love Turkey Cutlets. They are super easy, fast, and affordable. And best of all, they don’t taste like Turkey. Those of you that don’t like Turkey will get what I am saying. The turkey you get at Thanksgiving is turkey to me. I am happy with having that once a year, but after that, I am good. Turkey Cutlets though, don’t taste like that. The texture is way different, and I just like them.
Italian turkey cutlets are a great way to mix up dinner and keep your family happy. Lemon Turkey Cutlets are another one of our favorites. Super healthy, flavorful, and anything but boring. Gives you more calories and time to enjoy Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cake!
Turkey can be boring. It is low in calories and fat, and doesn’t have a ton of flavor on its own. So you have to add it! That is exactly what happens here. The turkey is browned and then topped with pesto, tomatoes and melted cheese. You can use fresh tomatoes when they are in season, or even canned tomatoes work.
Italian Cheese Pull Apart Bread makes a great side dish with this quick and easy dinner. I have been making these Italian turkey cutlets for years. It was one of the first recipes I came up with after I got married. I love just about anything with pesto, it adds so much flavor. You could use your favorite homemade pesto to. Or even a Spinach Pesto would be delicious.
If you have leftover pest, you could try these Pesto Chicken Burgers for dinner the next night. There is just something about pesto and fresh tomatoes together! Or you try Pesto Guacamole. That sounds delicious! Or even this pesto yogurt dip would be great to use up the leftovers.
Here are some of my favorite kitchen items use in this recipe
Pots and Pans – A good set of pots and pans is a must! You want the food to cook evenly, and the pans to last for years and years! I have had these Calphalon Comtempory pans for many years, and I will love them.
Measuring Spoons – I have to have a metal set of measuring spoons on hand. These OXO ones have magnets in the handles, so they always stay together.
Knives: Turn any piece of meat into a cutlet with good knives. A good set of kitchen knives is essential for preparing any meal. We splurged on these Global knives about 14 years ago, and to this day they are still my favorite. These are hands down my favorite knives I have owned.
- 2 turkey cutlets
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 Tbls Pesto
- 1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
- 1/3 cup Mozarella cheese, shredded
- Heat skillet over medium heat. Drizzle with olive oil. Season both sides of turkey with salt and pepper.
- Add turkey to the pan, and brown on one side for about 5 minutes.
- Flip and top with with pesto, tomatoes, and cheese.
- Cover the pan, leaving a slight opening for steam to escape. Cook for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and the turkey is cooked.
Amount Per ServingCalories 250Saturated Fat 4gCholesterol 76mgSodium 488mgCarbohydrates 2gSugar 1gProtein 29g