Nov 24, 2009

Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust




These cutlets have a wonderful Parmesan crust and taste great topped with fresh lemon. A quick and easy weeknight meal your family will love. I like to serve this with a salad and a simple low point veggie like Sauteéd Brussel Sprouts, Sauteéd Zucchini with Tomatoes, String Beans with Garlic and Oil or Sauteéd Baby Zucchini. You'll be very tempted to have more than one cutlet!

Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Bread-Crumb Crust
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 cutlet Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 184 • Fat: 6.2 g Carb: 5.8 g Fiber: 0.9 g Protein: 25.9 g
 

  • 8 (4 oz) turkey breast cutlets
  • 4 egg whites, beat
  • 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • lemon wedges for serving
Heat oven to 250°.

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 half of the butter and olive oil. When butter melts, add 4 cutlets and cook a few minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside on a baking sheet and keep warm in oven. Add remaining butter and oil to frying pan. Cook remaining cutlets. Serve with lemon wedges.

49 comments :

  1. Yum! Thanks for the great idea - can't wait to try it.

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

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

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  5. I believe they are both the same!

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Gina....you are my hero! I'm so greatful to have stumbled across your website. Being Cuban, I especially love your spanish recipes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!! =)

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. I just made these today for Thanksgiving for myself and they were so good! Thank you for this recipe!

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  16. Need real info for this, thanks to the new WW System your points are probably wrong on all your old recipes!

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  17. Yes, I'm slowly updating, hope everyone can be patient!

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  18. This one is one of my near-weekly staples, so I'm hoping to get the real info on it soon. :)

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. It's great with chicken too :)

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. These look great! Linking to this recipe in my next post :)

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

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

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. Delicious!! I did forget the Parmesan, LOL. But it was delish, every recipe I've tried has been soooo good!

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