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Garlic Parmesan Turkey Cutlets

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Garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets are healthy and super simple to make! Baked to perfection with a delicious crust, it’s the perfect crowd-pleasing meal for a busy night!

sliced Turkey Cutlets with a side of mashed potatoes on a white plate with a bowl of salad in the background

Easy Turkey Breast Cutlets

If you’re anything like me, you sometimes fall into a dinner-time rut and end up making the same boring dinners over and over! I definitely tend to use chicken as my fallback choice of protein, but did you know that turkey actually has more protein, fewer calories, and less total fat and cholesterol than chicken? These turkey Parmesan cutlets are a delicious main dish that’s packed with flavor and comes together in a snap!

a tray of raw turkey Cutlets with a garlic and Parmesan mix on a white plate

How To Bake Turkey Cutlets

  • Prep – Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  • Bread Crumb Mixture – To make the cutlets, you’ll whisk together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and spices in a shallow dish or plate.
  • Next, you’ll dredge the turkey in the bread crumb mixture. Make sure to coat both sides.

Turkey Cutlets covered in a garlic and Parmesan rub in a frying pan beginning to cook

  • Brown The Cutlets – Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan before adding in the cutlets.
  • Next, you’ll brown the turkey in the pan to give it a nice crispy crust.

Garlic Parmesan Turkey Breast Cutlets in a frying pan cooked to a golden brown

  • After a few minutes, flip them over to brown the other side. They look delicious already!

cooked golden brown garlic Parmesan Turkey Cutlets on a white serving tray

  • Bake – Once both sides are browned, the turkey cutlets will finish baking in the oven for about 20 – 25 minutes. They come out crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and super delicious. Yum!

Baking Tips

  • Preheat the skillet before you start to brown the cutlets. If it’s not hot when you put them in, you’ll cook the turkey more than it should before going in the oven.
  • Use a meat thermometer to make sure the turkey is at least 165 degrees F

golden brown sliced Parmesan crusted Turkey Breast Cutlets on a white plate with cheesy mashed potatoes

What To Serve With Turkey Cutlets

We ate our turkey breast cutlets with some mashed sweet potatoes and a green salad, and it made for a hearty and healthy dinner that the whole family loved! Here are a few more ideas –

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What are some of your other favorite turkey cutlet recipes to make? Leave us a comment below and let us know, I’m always looking for delicious meals to add to my recipe box!

sliced Turkey Cutlets with a side of mashed potatoes on a white plate with a bowl of salad in the background
4.62 from 18 votes

Garlic Parmesan Turkey Cutlets Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Turkey Cutlets are healthy, delicious and super simple to make! The perfect crowd-pleasing meal for a busy night!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 270 kcal


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb  turkey breast cutlets
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. In a shallow dish or plate, whisk together the bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and parsley. Dredge the turkey cutlets in the mixture, patting gently to coat both sides.

  3. Place the cutlets in the hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Move the browned cutlets to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Turkey Cutlets Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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