Turkey Escalope Recipe with Video, Variants and Tips

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Today I present my roast turkey escalope recipe !

The schnitzel tastes delicious and is cleverly prepared on the table in a short time.

In this article I answer many questions about roasting turkey escalope.

There are also tips for variants and of course a cooking video accompanies you in the kitchen.

I wish you much fun! Leave me a comment at the end of the page, I’m happy!

1. Recipe Roast Turkey Escalope

Here are the instructions with video, feel free to leave me kitchen gossip or your cooking question at the bottom of the page using the comment function.

Roast Turkey Escalope with Basil and Cheese

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 574
Total Time 30 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Simple guide for preparing turkey schnitzel.

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Turkey escalope recipe image
Turkey Escalope Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


80 g broccoli
80 g cauliflower
1 pc carrots
1 pc yellow turnips
2 pc turkey escalope
1/2 bunch basil
1 pc clove of garlic
60 g parmesan
some Chili
some Olive oil
some primal salt
some black ground pepper


Cut the cauliflower stem
Cut the cauliflower stalk.

Prepare vegetables

Prepare the broccoli and cauliflower cut into florets and lightly cut the stalk.

Pot with sieve attachment
Pot with sieve attachment and steam sieve on the stove.

Prepare Steamer

Place the steamer, consisting of a pot with water and a steamer attachment, on the stove and heat it up.

heat pan
Heat the pan on the stove.

Preheat pan

Heat a large enough skillet over medium-high heat.

Peel yellow beets
Peel the beets.

Peel vegetables

Peel the turnips and carrots evenly and thoroughly with the vegetable peeler, I use a pendulum peeler.

cut beets
Slice beets.

Cut vegetables

Cut the peeled carrots and yellow beets into 3-4 mm thick slices on an oblique angle.

Place the vegetables in the steamer
Cook the vegetables in the steamer.

Steam vegetables

Place the prepared vegetables, beet slices, broccoli, and cauliflower in the prepared pressure cooker and steam.

Pat the turkey cutlets dry
Pat the schnitzels dry.

Prepare escalopes

Have the turkey escalopes ready, dabbed dry and do not season with this type of preparation.

Place the turkey escalopes in the pan
Place the turkey escalopes in the hot pan.

Fry escalopes

Place the turkey escalopes in the hot pan.

Press the meat onto the hot bottom of the pan.

Pluck the basil
Pluck basil leaves

Pluck the basil

Pick the basil leaves from the basil bunch.

Cut basil
Cut basil

Chiffon basil

Cut the basil leaves into fine strips, cooks call this chiffoning.

Turn the turkey escalope
Turn the turkey escalopes in the pan.

Turn escalopes

Turn the turkey escalopes seared on one side after 3 minutes.

Season the turkey escalope
Season and refine the turkey escalopes.

Season escalopes

Season the turkey schnitzel with salt and pepper, place the halved garlic in the pan. Scatter the basil over the schnitzels.

Place cheese on turkey escalope
Put cheese on escalopes

add cheese

Finely grate the parmesan and sprinkle over the turkey escalope.

Finish cooking the turkey escalope with the lid on.

Arrange vegetables
Arrange vegetables

Arrange vegetables

Arrange the steamed vegetables on warm plates.

Serve the turkey escalope
Arrange the turkey escalopes.

Arrange schnitzel

Add the meat and sprinkle with chili to refine.

Roast turkey escalope recipe image
I show you how to roast and prepare turkey escalope here with a cooking video.


Sprinkle the pine nuts on the gratinated schnitzel.

Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil.

Add extra salt to the vegetables and serve quickly.

I wish you a good appetite!


2. Calories (kcal) and Nutritional Values

3. Tip for Roasting the Turkey Escalope

The turkey schnitzel is cut from the turkey breast, it is very lean meat and must be fried or generally cooked briefly.

Unfortunately, low-fat meat tends to dry out and nobody wants a dry schnitzel on their plate.

The more evenly the meat is cut, up to 1 cm thick, the better the roasting result.

4. Fry Turkey Schnitzel Temperature

The temperature when roasting turkey escalope should be very high. Please preheat the pan well so that the meat roasts and does not boil!

I show it step by step in the cooking video. The pan is hot enough when a drop of water dances on the pan surface.

5. Fry Turkey Escalope with Butter or Oil?

Butter is not suitable for frying at high temperatures and will burn. The butter would have to be clarified before frying.

I’ll show that in another post. Therefore, please use clarified butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil or corn oil to fry the turkey escalope.

Nut butter, that's browned butter.
Nut butter in a bowl.

6. Roasting time of the turkey cutlets

For me, roasting the turkey escalope takes about 6 minutes, the cooking video shows the preparation in real time.

If you cut the schnitzel thicker, reduce the temperature after searing on both sides and let the schnitzel cook a little longer. Good luck!

Some sweet paprika just before serving, herbs like thyme and rosemary, there are hardly any limits to your imagination, I like to bake my turkey schnitzel with some cheese.

7. Turkey schnitzel naturally fried

Naturally roasted means: Without breading, the schnitzel is usually only seasoned with salt and pepper, before, during or after roasting.

Then fried on both sides with little fat or no fat at all. In the video I show the roasting without fat, which already goes in the direction of grilling.

You can extend the seasoning of the natural schnitzel according to your taste:

roast schnitzel
Schnitzel while frying in the pan.

8. Fry the breaded turkey escalope

Since I have published what is currently the most detailed instructions for breaded schnitzel on the Internet, I refer you to my Wiener Schnitzel article here.

There I show all the tricks of the professional chefs that I currently know.

There is also a new post about breading turkey schnitzel that summarizes everything briefly and concisely for you.

Wiener schnitzel with cranberries and potatoes.
Breaded veal escalope, originally served with parsley potatoes and cranberries.

9. Turkey schnitzel as a diet dish

Serve the lean, roasted meat with lemon juice and a colorful leaf salad on a diet day.

It brings a good mood to the table and a colorful diet meal.

Another variation is my recipe below, with steamed veggies and basil.

10. Other Recommendations

Cooking school and tips for the vegetables: cooking cauliflower

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Your video was a help, great recipe, easy and sure to succeed. xoxo Hella


    • Hello Hella, nice to read from you, thank you for your nice feedback. Kind regards Thomas PS Maybe you would like to try the roast turkey next!


  • Turkey schnitzel can be so boring, but also so varied – this recipe proves it. 🙂 And what can't be boring are your videos, Mr. Sixt!


    • Thank you dear Sophia, I'm happy to hear that, after all we love variety. Now it would be the turn to try the breaded turkey schnitzel . Kind regards Thomas


  • Brilliant 😋 and simple recipe. Did exactly that. Worked great 🥰


    • Hello Tamara, I am pleased, thank you for your positive feedback! Kind regards Thomas


  • Hello, I cooked the recipe with basil and cheese today, just super delicious, thank you


    • Hello Annette, thank you very much for your feedback and the positive feedback. Unfortunately, my answer took longer because I redesigned the website. Feel free to contact us again 🙂 Kitchen gossip and cooking questions. Kind regards Thomas


  • Hello, thank you for the great schnitzel recipe. Fits right in with my diet plan. The video is very good and informative. Greetings from Fabian


    • Hello Fabian, thank you for your nice comment, I was very happy! Kind regards Thomas