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!

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.


  • 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.

breaded turkey cutlets

pan fried turkey cutlets with parmesan crust

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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

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

  • 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
  • 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.

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

Blue Smart Points: 3

Green Smart Points: 4

Purple Smart Points: 3

Points +: 5

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