Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches Recipe

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Turkey cutlet sandwiches are a great suggestion for dinner on busy school nights. They can be made relatively quickly and provide a flavorful, healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches Recipe

Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches with Lemon, Tomatoes, and Capers Recipe


  • 1, 1lb package turkey breasts
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (or juice from 1-2 fresh lemons)
  • 2 T jarred pickled capers
  • 1 package cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • jarred pesto sauce
  • bread rolls
Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches Recipe


Place the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl or dish. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Chop the parsley finely and add half to the crumb mixture. Set the rest aside for later.

Filet the turkey breasts. Press each filet (cutlet) into the crumb-seasoning mixture. Set aside.

Heat a large, non-coated (a pan that is not Teflon or non-stick) skillet. Add olive oil to warm pan.

Add cutlets in small batches to the hot pan carefully.

Turn the cutlets over when they begin to lightly brown. Cook each poultry cutlet thoroughly on each side. Safely cook to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Remove cooked turkey from the pan and place onto a sheet pan covered with paper towels to drain (I use a cookie rack to keep the meat lifted off of paper towels). Add more cutlets to the hot pan and continue to cook each one.

When turkey is finished cooking, add the lemon juice to the hot pan. It will steam a little, and that’s okay.

Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches Recipe

Add the capers and tomatoes halves.

Stir/scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to get all the browned bits off of the pan (this is why you don’t want a non-stick pan).

Add the last half of the chopped parsley to the pan.

Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches Recipe

Plate the cooked turkey and pour sauce over top. Enjoy just like this, over rice or pasta, or make into sandwiches like we do.

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Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches Recipe

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  1. Great – thank you. Have a Great Sunday and Week.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    This is exactly the kind of sandwich that I like. It’s easy to make and it sounds delicious.

  3. Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) says:

    This looks absolutely wonderful! I never thought to cut my turkey (I’ve done chicken, of course) into cutlets and bread them. I have no idea why I haven’t done it in the past, but I will definitely try this!

  4. These sounds really good. I’d love to try making these turkey cutlet sandwiches for my husband and son. They always get excited when I make sandwiches for dinner.

  5. Jenna Wood says:

    I spotted the capers immediately and got exited! This looks like a great Fall recipe for leftovers!

  6. I’m always a fan of a recipe that combines quick and delicious with nutritious. This recipe looks delicious.

  7. I honestly have never tried a turkey cutlet…. I have been stuck on eating chicken, I would love to give this a try. The sandwich looks amazing!

  8. I just love the idea of doing them as a sandwich. This sounds fantastic!

  9. I love that combination of lemon and capers. This looks seriously fantastic!

  10. Yum! Making the turkey cutlets into sandwiches is a great idea!

  11. Oh, this is SO on the menu this weekend. It looks delicious, and it’s full of healthy ingredients. I think I’ll use a multigrain bread to complete the yummy healthiness.

  12. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says:

    This looks delicious. I love substituting turkey, tastes amazing. Looks so tasty!

  13. Debi @ The Spring Mount 6 Pack says:

    This is one good looking sandwich. I love that it’s not too difficult to make, and the addition of the tomatoes are a nice touch!

  14. These look really tasty! I don’t normally cook with turkey but this gives me a reason to.

  15. This looks super yummy! Count me in.

  16. Oh my goodness, these sound and look amazing. And pretty simple to make for a weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing

  17. Interesting and looks yummy but I doubt my kids would eat it. They are so picky.

  18. Mama to 5 BLessings says:

    Oh that looks really good. I like chicken cutlets, i have never tried turkey though.

  19. This looks healthy and delicious! I’ll have to give it a try!

  20. Aimee Smith says:

    I would have never thought of putting turkey cutlets on a sandwich! I ready this and though DUH!! This looks super yummy!

  21. We’ve been trying to do more turkey and less greasy burger. This looks way yummy!

  22. Sarah @ Must Have Mom says:

    That looks SOO good! Thanks for the idea!

  23. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This is my kind of recipe! I love a delicious sandwich!

  24. I do almost exactly the same thing, sometimes we add an olive tapenade to it too.

  25. Stefani Tolson says:

    This sounds really good and something my whole family would enjoy. I might just have to make your recipe.

  26. Nicole Dz says:

    Awesome filling and yet tasty recipe. I love my chicken recipe, so easy to work with.

  27. This turkey cutlet sandwich looks delicious, I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  28. I’m definitely a fan of quick delicious meals, and these sound like they’re both!

  29. Turkey sandwiches sound like a good lunch. I have made turkey cutlets before but never thought to use them in a sandwich!

  30. David Fultner says:

    Hmmm. Caoers are sallty. I will try the recipe without capers.

    1. Hi David! Just try less capers, those little capers shouldn’t over power you’re dish, just enhance it! Also, you can rinse them in a fine strainer to remove residual saltiness a bit more. Good luck!

  31. Wow – it never occurred to me to make cutlets with turkey instead of chicken. I love chicken cutlets, and turkey would be a great change, especially now nearer the holidays. Thanks for the nice recipe!!!

  32. Debbie Welchert says:

    My mouth is watering. This recipe sounds and looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it out.

  33. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Very healthy sandwich and looks so delicious. Want to try this out one day.

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