Turkey Parmesan
Our Turkey Parmesan Recipe is just what you need this Thanksgiving. Instead of cooking a whole bird, prepare these stuffed turkey rolls with turkey breast filets, a slice of Prosciutto di Parma®, a Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese and breadcrumb stuffing, and good turkey gravy, homemade or store bought. You can prepare the stuffing, which is a classic recipe from Emilia Romagna, and the rolls in advance, then relax with your guests while they cook in the oven. This Turkey Parmesan Recipe is good any time of the year, not just at Thanksgiving.

As a variation, make Turkey Parmesan with chicken breasts. For an appetizer, cut the cooked rolls in thick slices and serve warm or cold.
Servings Prep Time
8people 1hour
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8people 1hour
Cook Time
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. To make the filling: Mix the breadcrumbs and cheese with the broth. Add the eggs, the butter and the seasonings and blend well. This can be done a day in advance. Keep the filling in a covered dish in the refrigerator.
  3. Pound each turkey breast filet until it is thin. This is best done by putting each filet in between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper and pounding it with a meat pounder.
  4. Season each filet with salt and pepper. Put a slice of Prosciutto di Parma on each filet, then put 2 to 3 tablespoons of filling on top of the Prosciutto. Form the filling into an oblong shape, then fold the filet around the filling. Tie the turkey rolls with butcher’s twine to keep them from falling apart during cooking. Keep the turkey rolls cold until you are ready to cook them.
  5. In a frying pan, melt the butter and olive oil. Once it is hot, carefully brown the turkey rolls about on all sides until golden brown. Transfer them to a casserole.
  6. Deglaze the frying pan with white wine, and let the wine evaporate by half. Add the turkey gravy and heat until bubbling. Pour the turkey gravy over the turkey rolls in the casserole. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  7. Up to this point the dish can be made ahead. Once the rolls are cool, remove them from the gravy and then snip off the butcher’s twine. Return the rolls to the gravy and just before serving reheat for 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley before taking to the table.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.