A quick recipe for turkey schnitzel from the oven, deliciously baked with cheese and crème fraîche

Whether baked with mushrooms and cheese or with a creamy sauce, turkey schnitzel is simply incredible. imago/shotshop

After chicken, the most popular poultry meat in Germany is turkey. Turkey breast can be prepared as a schnitzel or sliced, and also tastes great grilled. Turkey breast is also popular because the meat contains almost no fat, which makes it ideal for a slim figure. However, lean turkey meat can quickly become too dry and tough during roasting. So here’s another option:

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Baked turkey escalope recipe

According to this recipe, you prepare turkey schnitzel in the oven with cream and cheese au gratin. Well, it’s not so low-calorie, but it’s very tasty. It is prepared very quickly, you will need only ten minutes. Baking time is 15 minutes.

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You need for two people: 2 thin turkey escalopes, about 180 grams each (you can use chicken breast), salt, paprika, 200 grams of mushroom slices (you can also freeze them), 1 tablespoon of pesto, 2 tablespoons of crème fraîche, 90 grams of cheese, freshly grated. It can be mountain cheese, Gouda or Emmental, a little butter, a suitable casserole or other heat-resistant form.

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And here’s how you cook escalope from turkey: Preheat the oven to 220 degrees (200 degrees for a fan oven). Wash the turkey cutlets, pat dry and season with salt and paprika. Place side by side in a pan.

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Lightly salt the mushrooms and spread over the turkey escalopes. Mix the pesto, crème fraîche and cheese and spread over the turkey escalopes and mushrooms. Sprinkle pieces of butter on top.

Place the turkey escalopes in the oven on the middle shelf and bake for about a quarter of an hour. Remove from the oven, let it rest for a while – and serve!

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What side dish goes with baked turkey escalope?

Rice and noodles are great as a side dish. If you want to eat quickly, white bread is also perfect with a turkey escalope baked. Want to bake your own white bread? Then try this easy ciabatta recipe!

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