Oat Crusted Turkey Cutlet and Rapini Sandwich

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $3.09
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4 (4 oz)Turkey Cutlets (about 1/4 inch thick)
1 cupOats, ground
1/4 cupParmesan Cheese
1/2 cupPlain Yogurt
1/2 cupSage
1/2 cupParsley
1/4 cupSundried Tomatoes
2 tbspPine Nuts or Walnuts
1 cloveGarlic, crushed
2 1/2 tbspOlive Oil
3 cupsRapini, trimmed
8 slicesWhole Grain Bread, toasted
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place sage, parsley, sundried tomato, pine nuts, the juice of half a lemon and 2 tbsp of olive oil in food processor and blend until smooth. Mix half the pesto with your yogurt and use to coat your turkey cutlets.
  3. Mix the ground oats with the parmesan cheese and bread the turkey cutlets. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for about 16 minutes, turn them over half way through.
  4. In a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add 1/2  tbsp of olive oil. Add the garlic clove and cook for 1 minute. Then add your rapini. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 1 minute uncovered. Then add about 3 tablespoons of water cover and cook for 6 minutes. Remove lid and dress with the remaining lemon juice.
  5. Take your toasted bread, spread the bottom with about 1 tbsp of the remaining pesto. Add a piece of baked turkey cutlet and top with some of the rapini.


  • The veal cutlet sandwich needs a makeover. At a popular sandwich chain in Toronto, this sandwich clocks in at over 1200 calories, 53 grams of fat and 2520 mg of sodium! The amount of calories in this sandwich is what you should be getting in 2 or 3 meals, not in a single sitting. This is more than half the recommended daily limit for fat for men and the sodium is well over the daily limit.
  • Our version uses turkey breast instead of veal and is baked rather than fried. It is also light on cheese which helps save on calories and saturated fat. By having your sandwich with green vegetables and serving it on whole grain bread, you’re getting more fibre to keep you satisfied for longer.
  • Diets high in fat, especially saturated fat found in foods that come from animals, may increase prostate cancer risk. Choosing leaner cuts of meat, chicken or turkey breast without the skin, or vegetarian meals more often may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and heart disease.
  • If you are receiving radiation treatment to your abdomen or pelvis, you may find high fibre foods make your side effects worse. Oats contain soluble fibre, a type that helps slow down the movement of food through your digestive tract. This is helpful for managing diarrhea. The type of fibre in whole wheat and most other whole grains may make diarrhea worse. Talk to a dietitian to find out which foods are right for you.