Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust

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These golden, crisp Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust, pan-fried or air-fried, are a quick weeknight dish the whole family will love!

Breaded Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust
Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust

These breaded Parmesan-Crusted Turkey Cutlets are lightly pan-fried in just enough oil and butter so that they taste delicious without being greasy or high in calories. They’re super simple to make – just season the meat with salt and pepper, dip in egg whites, and then coat in the breadcrumb-parmesan mixture. My family and I love them with fresh lemon squeezed on top. More breaded cutlet recipes we love are these Breaded Chicken Cutlets with Deconstructed Guacamole and Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime.

Lemon squeezed over turkey cutlets

Can I cut turkey tenderloin into cutlets?

If you can’t find turkey cutlets at your supermarket, you can buy a turkey tenderloin and thinly slice it for this turkey cutlet recipe.

How to Cook Cutlets in the Air Fryer

To cook cutlets in the air fryer, first, spray both sides of the cutlets with oil. Then, put in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes. Flip halfway through and remove when the crumbs are golden brown, and the center is no longer pink.

What to Serve with Breaded Turkey

Turkey cutlets are great with Roasted String Beans or Roasted Cauliflower and a salad on the side. You could also serve them with mashed potatoes or Smashed Sweet Potatoes or over spaghetti or zucchini noodles with marinara sauce.

Variations:

  • Swap the turkey for chicken cutlets or thinly slice a turkey tenderloin to make your own.
  • Feel free to omit the cheese if you prefer.
  • If you’re allergic to eggs, replace them with olive oil.
  • Switch out the breadcrumbs for panko or parmesan for pecorino romano.
  • If you don’t want to pan-fry the cutlets, air fry them or bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • Add capers to finish off the dish.

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Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust

196 Cals 29 Protein 7 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
These Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust, pan-fried or air-fried, are a quick weeknight dish the whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • 4 turkey breast cutlets, 4 oz each
  • 2 large 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

Instructions

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Notes

How to Cook Cutlets in the Air Fryer

To cook cutlets in the air fryer, first, spray both sides of the cutlets with oil. Then, put in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes. Flip halfway through and remove when the crumbs are golden brown, and the center is no longer pink.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cutlet, Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 500mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 5
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148 comments

  1. I accidentally bought turkey cutlets instead of a tenderloin and had no idea how to cook it. Stumbled across this recipe and we prefer the cutlets now over the tenderloin…Fantastic recipe! Great flavor, very easy to make. This has quickly become a family favorite.

  2. Amazing!!!!!

  3. So easy even I couldn’t mess it up! 😆 I used the whole egg because I didn’t want to waste the yolk and used Italian seasoned bread crumbs with parmesan mixed in. They were baked in the oven and turned out great, not dried out, charred or inedible.

  4. Neither my husband or I like turkey. I accidentally purchased turkey cutlets. I tried this recipe and we both loved it. Next time I will buy them to make this. Thanks!

  5. Tried this tonight and it was fantastic! Question for the air fryer though…do you still dip it in the egg white and bread crumb mix and then put in the air fryer? 

  6. Loved this!!  Any tips for getting it to not stick?  When I went to remove them from the skillet the crust stuck to the bottom of the pan??  

  7. These would have been so much better  if I would have paid attention to how thin these are because mine were too thick and took too long to cook. The breading came off and stuck to the pan but I just scraped it off the pan and put it on top! Lol! The breading has so much flavor! Will definitely try again with thinner cutlets.

  8. I have a similar recipe for chicken breast with panko breadcrumbs and also crushed Rosemary along with the parmesean cheese. Yum!

  9. bought some turkey cutlets at the store and was so happy to see you had a recipe for them! so quick and easy. paired them with your recipe for sauteed brussels sprouts w/ pancetta 🙂

  10. I made this recipe last night in the air fryer and it was delicious. For the ones wanted to know about the air fryer, I have a Ninja. I cooked my turkey cutlets for 12 at 400 degrees and flipped halfway through.

  11. Made this tonight and it was a huge hit with my family. Thanks for another great recipe!

  12. Meal was a hit! I have a 10year old little picky eater and he licked the plate!!

    Thank you!

  13. Delicious and easy to make!

  14. This recipe has become part of the rotation of quick meals to make that are absolutely delicious. When I feel tempted to order out because I don’t want to cook, I think of this recipe and make it as it is done in a flash! The lemon adds that extra oomph to the dish. Anytime I see turkey cutlets on sale I buy them so I can make this dish. It so good! 

  15. Family really liked this. Will make it again.

  16. Was looking for a low carb recipe for turkey breast cutlets.  This was soooo good and so simple!  Didn’t bother with egg whites.  Just rinsed my turkey, added salt and pepper and dredged in a mix of almond flour and parm.  Done in no time. The original ingredients would make it even better, I’m sure!! Thanks for your easy and tasty recipe!  Keep ’em coming!

  17. This was REALLY easy & REALLY good. And most importantly, the entire family liked it – even the teenagers. I served it with an arugula salad & brown rice.

  18. Hi Gina! So my husband brought home Turkey tenderloin instead of skin on breast…think I can turn this into air fryer parmesan tenderloin? I’m thinking I filet the tenderloin and follow the steps above but cook in air fryer rather than pan fry? Any thoughts/advice for time and temp?

  19. Made this for dinner last night alongside bruschetta and salted baby cucumbers. Our plates were clean in no time! Wonderful turkey recipe.

  20. My husband and I thought it was very tasty. I will recommend it to others.