Nov 16, 2015

Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust


Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust – a QUICK, light, family-friendly weeknight meal!

Here's a quick, weeknight dish the whole family will love! Turkey cutlets with a wonderful Parmesan crust lightly pan-fried in just enough oil and butter to make it yummy, without making it greasy and high in calories. We eat this with fresh lemon on top and everyone in my house is happy!


Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust – a QUICK, light, family-friendly weeknight meal!

I haven't made this in a while so I was happy when I was reminded about this recipe and put it back on rotation for you all to try. It's great with Roasted String Beans or Roasted Cauliflower and a salad on the side. Hope you enjoy!




Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Bread-Crumb Crust
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 cutlet • Points+: 5 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 196 • Fat: 6 g  Sat Fat: 2.5 g • Carb: 7 g Fiber: 1 g Protein: 29 g 

Sodium: 500 mg • Sugar 0.6 mg • Chol: 70


Ingredients:

  • 4 (4 oz) turkey breast cutlets
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • lemon wedges for serving
Directions:

Season cutlets with salt and pepper. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. In another bowl beat egg whites. Dip turkey cutlets in egg whites, then breadcrumb mixture, shaking off excess.



Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil. When butter melts, add the cutlets and cook about 6 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges.



68 comments :

  1. I made this recipe tonight for my hubby. He LOVED IT!!! Because my cooking has been kicked up a notch with your recipes (and some added ideas of mine) he may not let me go back to work after maternity leave, lol. Thank you

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  2. @Diva - Nice!!! My daughter loved these too. She thought it was chicken!

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  3. Hi Gina!
    If I use chicken instead of turkey, will it affect the pts?

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  4. I believe they are both the same!

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  5. I made this for my family and it was delicious! I will definitely make it again. Thanks for making it easier to reach my WW goals.

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  6. This is an amazing recipe! Our family loved it. I did season the cutlets with lemon pepper but that was our only change. Outstanding!

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  7. This was so good! Thanks for sharing. My 2 year old even loved it and he is a pickey eater. He couldn't get enough.

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  8. This was great!....However, if 1 oz. of turkey is 1 point, how is it possible for a 4-oz. breast that is breaded and fried in butter and oil to be only 4 points?

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  9. 3 oz turkey breast meat = 2 points. 1 oz turkey breast is actually .5 points but WW only uses whole points.

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  10. Making this tonight for the first time. I sent your blog to my daughter and she makes your recipes regularly (for fun :)) I make them 'cause I'm on WW and need some variety. Thanks so much for all your hard work on this site.

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  11. Just made this recipe using chicken breasts (which adds 1 pt/serving) and it was DELICIOUS!! This will definitely be going into the rotation! Thanks Gina. :)

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  12. OMGGGG these were good! The hubby wanted sweet potato casserole and I needed something to pair it with and these went great! Also added some green beans to get into the holiday spirit! haha

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  13. I just made these today for Thanksgiving for myself and they were so good! Thank you for this recipe!

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  14. This was delicious! i paired it with another of your recipes, Im a fan!!! So far ive tried 4 of your recipes and still planning on making a lot more. Thank You

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  15. I made this last night and it was SOOOOOO good! This is the second recipe I've made off your website and both were winners!

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  16. It's great with chicken too :)

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  17. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Did this with select cut chicken fillets. Added garlic powder and a tiny bit of crushed red pepper to the breading mixture. Used 2 whole eggs (egglands best - healthier!). Followed the rest as stated. The lemon was imperative in this recipe and it was loved by all!!! Will definitely make again and again!

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  18. My husband and I LOVE this! One of his favorite dishes now. I topped mine with pasta sauce. Next time I probably will serve with angel hair pasta and sauce.

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  19. I made this last night for my husband and I and used chicken breasts, pounded into cutlets and cut in half to make smaller portions since the grocery store didn't have turkey cutlets. We ended up only using 2 chicken breats for 4 cutlets (only 2 of us) - but could only eat one cutlet each. They were delcious and easy! Thanks Gina!

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  20. So GOOD! Thought my 3 year old would love this, and she did! But I think my husband loved it more! So good reheated the next day too. Thanks!

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  21. My husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so you can imagine how hard it is to stay on track with WW at my house. I made this recipe for him last night and he fell in love with it. He said he felt like he was eating chicken fried steak! My 2 year old came back for seconds....I'd say this was a winner. Every recipe I make from your site is DELICIOUS! Thank you Gina!

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  23. Very good! I made this exactly as indicated, except I used pounded chicken breasts. Served it with a salad and both the hubby and kid devoured it.

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  24. These were great! I used chicken cutlets instead of turkey. Served with mashed potatoes and your roasted broccoli for an ultra satisfying meal! You will be tempted to eat more than one, which is exactly why I cut the recipe in half - 1 for me, 3 for my boyfriend!

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  25. I made these last night and they were amazing and a huge hit. I used pecorino romano instead of the parmesan (since we had a ton). Thanks, Gina!

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  26. These look great! Linking to this recipe in my next post :)

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  27. I am planning on making these tonight. I was just wondering if anyone has baked them instead of frying them. I do not do weight watchers but do watch what I eat and the calorie intake. I try to stay below 400 per meal and below 1600 per day. Thank you for all the time, effort, etc. you put into posting these recipes and information of your site. I am definately addicted to it.:)

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  28. I made my own whole wheat breadcrumbs used fresh parm...browned in skillet then transferred to oven....yumminess!!!

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  29. I am making them tonight with chicken but I wanted to know if the lemon was necessary? I'm not sure if the kids will like the lemon and if they taste just as good without it?
    Thaks

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  30. Awesome recipe. My husband told me this one was a keeper.

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  31. These were awesome, my husband thought they were porkchops. He even thought that I baste them with flour. This is the second meal that I have tried and they both taste good. I love the way that you include the weight watchers points.

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  32. This was delicious! It's the closest thing I've had to fried food in a long time and it was exactly what I wanted. This will be added to my dinner rotation! Yummmm!

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    1. Really good. Nonstick skillet crucial. Turkey stays nice and moist.

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  33. Wow these were a hit! I changed it up a bit by seasoning my own plain Panko breadcrumbs and just browned on the stove and finished in the oven on a foil lined pan sprayed with Pam on 450 for a few minutes.

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  34. Hi Gina! I am excited to make these tonight, but I am going to sub bread crumbs for panko becuase I already have them in the house, will this work out?

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  35. Gina, I've been making recipes from your site for about a year now. I sometimes wander , but eventually , always return. Nobody gives me foolproof , delicious recipes like you!
    Keep it up!

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  36. WAS A HIT! I didn't even need the lemon.

    I'm new to venturing further into cooking, and trying new recipes, since I started WW a month ago. So I had no idea how it would turn out. But they were soooooo delicious. I'm so glad I found your site; I'm already eyeing other recipes to try out. And the best part: the points are already calculated for me!

    Thanks so much!

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  37. I was looking for a different recipe for turkey cutlets and found this. I decided to make zucchini ribbons with the cutlets using the same seasoning, deglazing the pan after cooking the cutlets and adding the zucchini. Yummy!! I used my cast iron pan! Both my husband and son just loved this recipe.

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  38. made this tonight, it was so simple and so good! my 5 yr old also asked for seconds which is unheard of right now. thank you! I love your recipes I rave about them all the time :)

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  39. Delicious!! I did forget the Parmesan, LOL. But it was delish, every recipe I've tried has been soooo good!

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  40. This looks so nice. I will keep this recipe for this Christmas. Thinking to add some finely chopped rosemary to the mixture of cheese and breadcrumb. :)

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  41. I make these with whole wheat panko bread crumbs, come out great! A tip would be after you bread put in fridge for 20 min which will maked them crispier after cooked.

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  42. Gina - this looks so great! I think it would be easy to even make this gluten-free by just swapping out the breadcrumbs for some gf ones. I can't wait to try this! Do you think it would be okay just to swap out for some gf breadcrumbs?

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  43. This was absolutely delicious!!! I used chicken, 1 T. plain parmesan cheese and 1 T. of Classic Italian seasoned, grated parmesan (Kraft). We absolutely loved it and was perfect with the hit of lemon. One mistake I made however, was when I took it off the heat, I put a lid on to keep warm and sadly, it steamed the beautiful crust right off the chicken. Still tasted wonderful though!

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  44. Delicious. I served with very thinly sliced lemons on top (eating them rind and all with the cutlet). Everyone loved it.

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  45. Hi Gina,just wondering where you found turkey cutlets? I have looked at all major grocery stores and asked a few butchers.I love this idea as I cannot eat chicken,but turkey is good.please share,much appreciated

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    1. I used Shadybrook, which I found at the supermarket. Hope that helps.

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  46. That is I live in the mid-west!LOL

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  47. These look gorgeous. Fried just right!

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  48. They are so yummy! I had chicken on hand so i substituted for that. Very good and so easy. I've been making recipes off your site for a coupleyears and they always are a hit!

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  49. Hi Gina-

    This recipe looks delicious and I can't wait to try it tonight. Was wondering if I could bake this instead of frying and if so what temperature and cook time would you suggest? Thanks for the wonderful recipes as always.

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  50. I made this the other night, omg it is soooo delicious!! I couldn't find cutlets so I bought a turkey tenderloin and cut my own cutlets. (Probably bigger then should have been). The next day for lunch turkey cutlet cut up in a wheat wrap with a drop of light mayo.. Great recipe looking forward to making this again Thanks again Gina!

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    1. Great, we love them! No one knows it's turkey!

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  51. Does it make a difference if I use grated or shredded parmesan cheese for this recipe? Sorry for the elementary question. I am still learning :)

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  52. This recipe is super easy & absolutly delicious! I saw you make it on snap chat & made a mental note to pick up turkey beast cutlets whenever I saw them! Finally came across them today. Gina, you are genius! Sooooo good :)

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  53. I think I will have this tonight with chicken since I have it on hand...do you think this would be good made with tilapia??

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  54. My son has an egg allergy. Any suggestions for the egg white alternative??

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  55. I have veal cutlets in the freezer. Would it work the same? Thank you.

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  56. Going to try it with Pacific Rockfish tonight. :)

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  57. Hi Gina, love all the healthy recipes. My husband loves turkey, but in Florida it's too hot in the summer to turn the oven on for 3 + hours. I'll add homemade cranberry sauce and salad / veggie. Keep them coming.. P.S. I'm in my 60's

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  58. Oops, posted under my husband name. We are going to be making a lot of your easy and healthy recipes. Thanks for sharing. Carola

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  59. I made this recipe for dinner, and it was very good! I didn't doubt it would be otherwise (with my experience with your website and recipes), but you deserve the kudos! My husband is a picky eater, and he didn't say one word against them (that is an accomplishment as he does not praise food often)! I think they are delicous, and I will be making them again! Thanks for sharing your healthy recipes with us! You allow us to eat healthy with lots of flavor!

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