Turkey Saltimbocca Toss

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 16 mins

This easy adaptation of a popular Italian dish is prepared with readily available turkey cutlets instead of veal.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Saltimbocca translates as "jump into your mouth." The addition of ready-to-cook bagged sugar snap peas and cooked orzo makes it a complete meal. Pass warmed Italian bread at the table.


2 tablespoons butter
2 pounds presliced turkey breast fillets, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 (8-ounce) bags sugar snap peas
4 ounces ham, chopped
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups hot cooked orzo
1 garlic clove, crushed


  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, sage and salt. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until done. Add the snap peas, ham, broth and cream; cook 8 minutes or until peas are bright green and sauce is thickened.
  2. Serve over orzo.

By Sharon Sanders



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