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Parmesan Crusted Turkey Cutlets

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Dive into a tray of these Parmesan Crusted Turkey Cutlets soon. Easy to make turkey coated in a parmesan bread crumb mixture and baked until golden and crispy. Serve it up with the Summer Pasta with Peas and Parmesan.

Baked turkey cutlets with marinara sauce.
Baked Parmesan Turkey Cutlets

Turkey is a great alternative to chicken and the whole family will love this dinner. The kids will think it chicken and it goes great with the Easy Stove Top Mac and Cheese for a kid friendly dinner. If you’d like to dress it up a bit for the grown ups serve it with the Greek Style Pasta Salad! Dinner Done.

Turkey cutlets on a plate with marinara sauce.
Parmesan Turkey Cutlets

What are These Turkey Cutlets Like

  • Level of Difficulty – Easy to make and prepped in under 10 minutes. You can easily prepare this in the morning and bake it later in the day just before serving.
  • Taste – The turkey is tender and the crust is crisp with a parmesan and herb flavour.
  • Serving – This recipe serves about four people as a main dish. You can easily adjust the serving in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Turkey cutlets with parmesan cheese.
Breaded Turkey Cutlets

Ingredients

  • Turkey – This recipe uses turkey cutlets that are about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bread crumbs – I used store bought panko bread crumbs.
  • Cheese – Finely grated parmesan cheese is added to the bread crumb mixture.
  • Seasonings – A combination of garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt and black pepper
  • Oil – I used olive oil to grease the baking sheet.

NOTE, The full recipe and instructions can be found at the end of the post in the recipe card.

Ingredients to make parmesan turkey cutlets.
Ingredients to make Parmesan Turkey Cutlets

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven – Preheat oven to 375 f/190 c, and grease a large baking sheet with the olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Combine bread crumb mixture – In a large shallow bowl combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt and black pepper. Combine well.
  3. Coat turkey – Pat dry the turkey cutlets and coat in the bread crumb mixture. Make sure to press firmly so the mixture sticks.
  4. Bake turkey – Place all the breaded turkey pieces on the baking tray. Bake for about 25 minutes until the turkey is completely cooked through and slightly golden.
  5. Serve – Remove from oven and serve hot.

Recipe Tips

  • Pat dry the turkey – This recipe doesn’t use milk or egg to coat the turkey. So, it’s very important you pat the turkey dry to get the breadcrumb mixture to stick well.
  • Don’t over bake – The turkey will dry out if it is overcooked. This baked perfectly in my oven at 25 minutes. Turkey is fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees f.
Baked breaded turkey cutlets with marinara sauce.
Breaded Turkey Cutlets

Substitutions and Alternative Cooking Methods

  • Turkey cutlets – You can easily use turkey tenders or cut down a turkey tenderloin. Alternatively, you can even use chicken tenders.
  • Parmesan cheese – You can omit the cheese if you like.
  • Panko bread crumbs – You can switch these out for homemade bread crumbs or fine store bought bread crumbs.
  • Alternative cooking method – These are baked in the oven. Alternatively you can shallow fry them. Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep sided skillet. Add the turkey cutlets and cook each side for about 3 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Close up of breaded turkey.
Baked Turkey Cutlets with a Breaded Crust

What to Serve with these Turkey Cutlets

Choose some dipping sauces!

Close up of parmesan turkey cutlets with marinara sauce.
Baked Parmesan Turkey Cutlets

Frequently Asked Questions

What are turkey cutlets?

Turkey cutlets are thin boneless slices of turkey breast. Generally they are either sliced thin or at times pounded thin.

Can you serve these turkey cutlets cold?

The short answer is yes.   No lie, they are best hot, but can be eaten after they’ve been sitting around for a while.  The main difference is the crunch.  After they sit for a while, they loose their crispness.  But still great.

parmesan turkey cutlets with marinara sauce.
Baked Parmesan Turkey Cutlets


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Baked turkey cutlets with marinara sauce.
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Parmesan Crusted Turkey Cutlets

Dive into a tray of these Parmesan Crusted Turkey Cutlets soon. Easy to make turkey coated in a parmesan bread crumb mixture and baked until golden and crispy. Serve it up with the Summer Pasta with Peas and Parmesan.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: easy recipes, quick dinners
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs turkey cutlets
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 f/190 c, and grease a large baking sheet with the olive oil. Set aside.
  • In a large shallow bowl combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt and black pepper. Combine well.
  • Pat dry the turkey cutlets and coat in the bread crumb mixture. Make sure to press firmly so the mixture sticks.
  • Place all the breaded turkey pieces on the baking tray. Bake for about 25 minutes until the turkey is completely cooked through and slightly golden.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Crusted Turkey Cutlets
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 835mg36%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 149IU3%
Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
Calcium 268mg27%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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