Cheesy turkey Milanese

Cheesy turkey Milanese

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Coat turkey steaks with breadcrumbs, then grill with mozzarella, and serve with spaghetti in tomato sauce for a cheap Italian-inspired meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal810
  • fat18g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs102g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre6g
  • protein57g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 4 tbsp flour



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 100g fresh or dried breadcrumbs
  • 4 rosemary sprigs, leaves picked and chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 4 turkey steaks, about 500g in total, thinned out with a rolling pin if very thick



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 3 fat garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • small bunch basil, leaves picked



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 125g ball mozzarella, drained and sliced, or a handful of another good melting cheese such as cheddar or Gruyère
  • 350g spaghetti


  1. Put the flour in a bowl with a little seasoning, beat the egg in another bowl with a splash of water. Tip the breadcrumbs and rosemary into another bowl, drizzle over 1 tbsp oil and rub together with your fingers until the breadcrumbs are a little moist. Dip the turkey steaks into the flour, dust off the excess, then dip in the egg followed by the breadcrumbs, pressing to help them stick. Put on a plate and chill while you prepare the sauce.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a large pan. Add the garlic and sizzle for 30 secs, then add the tomatoes. Season and bubble for 15 mins until the sauce is thick, adding a pinch of sugar if the taste is too sharp. While the sauce cooks, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6, put the turkey steaks on a baking tray and bake for 10 mins, then remove from the oven, top with mozzarella slices and return to the oven for another 5 mins, until the turkey is cooked through and the cheese has melted.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Drain, then toss through the tomato sauce. Divide between plates and top with a turkey steak and a generous scattering of basil leaves.

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Minoo's picture
7th Feb, 2016
We loved this meal! Pretty simple but really tasty. Turkey escalopes were out of stock so I used pork escalopes instead which worked fine. I was worried that it looked like quite a lot of rosemary and basil but it actually tasted great. Would make again and it would be a real crowd pleaser.
8th Apr, 2015
Tasty. ensure you put a lot of cheese on top of the turkey. Be careful not too put too much rosemary in with the breadcrumbs.
9th Mar, 2015
Made this dish but mixed it up a bit (a lot) Don’t like turkey so used chicken. Didn’t follow pasta recipe, instead I followed recipe for Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti, Good Food April 2014. Tasty.
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