Italian Turkey Cutlets

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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. 

 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!

 

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.

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.

 Italian Turkey Cutlets - thick pieces of turkey seared and topped with pesto, tomatoes, and melty cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, and great any night o

How to Make Turkey Cutlets

  1. Season both side of the turkey with salt and pepper and then brown in the pan for about 5 minutes.  You want it to be golden brown.
  2. Flip the turkey and top with pesto, tomatoes and cheese.  Cover and let it cook for about 5 more minutes.
  3. The cheese will melt as the turkey finishes cooking. 
  4. Once the turkey is cooked through you are done and ready to serve.

This turkey cutlet recipe could not be faster to make.  Turkey cutlets are thin and cook in just minutes, so they are great for busy weeknights.

 Italian Turkey Cutlets - thick pieces of turkey seared and topped with pesto, tomatoes, and melty cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, and great any night o

What To Serve with Turkey Cutlets

Italian Turkey Cutlets - (great with chicken too) thick pieces of turkey seared and topped with pesto, tomatoes, and melty cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, and great any night of the week!

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Italian Turkey Cutlets - thick pieces of turkey seared and topped with pesto, tomatoes, and melty cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, and great any night o
4.67 from 3 votes

Italian Turkey Cutlets

By Erin
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!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 turkey cutlets
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Pesto
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup Mozarella cheese, shredded

Instructions 

  • 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. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 488mg | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 250
Keyword: turkey cutlets
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was really good. A friend gave me some turkey cutlets and I stumbled upon this recipe while researching recipes. Instead of fresh tomatoes I used some bruschetta I had on hand. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks!