Almond-crusted turkey parmigiana

This turkey parmigiana recipe uses almond meal in place of breadcrumbs for an extra tasty low-carb spin on the classic schnitzel.

  • 1 hr 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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  • 500 grams turkey breasts, cut horizontally into 4 thick slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (120g) almond meal
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup (175g) pasta sauce
  • 120 grams bocconcini, sliced thinly
  • 2 gem lettuce (360g), cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small orange sweet potato (250g), cut into wedges
  • 1 large (350g) parsnip, cut into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican spice mix
  • 1 bunch baby beetroot (500g), cut into wedges


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Line a large oven tray with baking paper; brush paper with the oil. Place the sweet potato and parsnip wedges, ⅔ of the spice mix and a little sea salt in a large snap lock bag or freezer bag; shake to combine. Spread wedges over tray. Repeat with beetroot (this stops the beetroot staining the other vegetables). Bake wedges for 40 minutes, turning once, or until golden and tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, pound turkey between two sheets of plastic wrap or baking paper until 5mm thick.
  • 4
    Lightly beat eggs in a shallow dish. Combine almond meal and garlic in another shallow dish; season. Dip turkey, one piece at a time, in egg, then in almond mixture to coat, pressing firmly.
  • 5
    Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook 2 turkey slices for 2 minutes each side or until browned. Drain on paper towel; wipe pan clean. Repeat with remaining oil and turkey.
  • 6
    Transfer turkey to an oven tray lined with baking paper. Spoon pasta sauce evenly over turkey; top with bocconcini. Bake turkey for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and turkey is just cooked through.
  • 7
    Serve turkey parmigiana with wedges and lettuce.

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