Stuffed Turkey Rolls; priorities

Stuffed Turkey Rolls with Ricotta & Olives.

I don’t have a more colorful name.

In the U.S , when they’re made with beef or veal, they’re called ‘Birds’.

In France, if they’re made with veal they’re called ‘Paupiettes‘ which translates simply to ‘Rolls’.

When they’re made with beef they’re called ‘Alouettes sans Tetes’ which translates to ‘Larks without Heads’.

I’m going to have to work on the name…..

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Stuffed Turkey Rolls

Pimiento Olives give a festive look to these easy Turkey Rolls.
The nice thing about the ricotta is it adds flavor but stays in the roll….

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Turkey
  • Method: Skillet


  • 3 large turkey cutlets, 12oz (350gr) total weight
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60gr) ricotta
  • 10 green, pimiento olives, chopped
  • 4 slices (3.5oz, 100gr) Pprosciutto, cut to fit turkey
  • 1 cup (8oz,240ml) white wine
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbs water


  • Lay turkey cutlets flat.
  • Divide ricotta and spread evenly, to 1/2″ (1cm) of edges.
  • Lay Prosciutto on top of ricotta.
  • Spread olives on Prosciutto – careful as they spread out more as you roll.
  • Starting from one narrow end roll up.
  • Tie securely with kitchen string.
  • Heat oil in medium skillet.
  • Add rolls and brown well on all sides.
  • Add wine, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove rolls and keep warm.
  • Increase heat under skillet and add cornstarch mixture, stirring until thickened.
  • Remove string from rolls, cut each in half (looks nicer), spoon a bit of sauce over and serve.


If you can’t buy pre-sliced turkey cutlets, ask the butcher to slice a turkey breast. You can freeze what you don’t use. Use any thinly sliced, dry-cured ham for the Prosciutto.
You could use thinly sliced veal for these, or chicken breasts, pounded thin.



  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 500
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 1064.2 mg
  • Fat: 17.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 54 g
  • Cholesterol: 135.8 mg

Keywords: turkey rolls, ricotta, olives, wine sauce

If you’re thinking Thanksgiving, but only cooking for 2 try Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

Turkey Rolls, Stuffed with Prosciutto

We don’t do Thanksgiving.

To be honest, I usually don’t even remember it until I see something on Facebook to remind me.

We’ve been invited to T-Day dinners a few times, by visiting Americans, or Brits who, for some reason, decide to celebrate the day.

I have fond memories of big Thanksgiving dinners, usually at my sister’s house.

But here, as it’s not on the calendar, one can end up with a dentist appointment rather than pumpkin pie, and not realize it until the next day.

Black Friday, on the other hand, goes on for weeks and I’m already sick of it. Luckily, it’s only internet shopping so it doesn’t interfere with real life – only online life.

We don’t do Christmas shopping either….

Well, other than the foie gras and Scottish smoked salmon and Sauterne and a nice grand cru from Bordeaux and a nice champagne and….


4 thoughts on “Stuffed Turkey Rolls; priorities”

  1. This year we’re doing Thanksgiving a bit differently than normal. We’ll be doing it at my father in law’s. He’s had some more health problems and can’t do stairs at the moment so I’ll still be doing the turkey but taking it there. My sister in law will be doing everything else.

    Black Friday has been going on for the past two months here, I think. It’s ridiculous, but I’m guessing it’s to try and recoup what they won’t be making thanks to the economy.

    And it’s snowing like mad here. I’ve had to reschedule my appointment this morning. Hubs called to tell me he couldn’t see 25 feet in front of him on the way into work, there were a couple cars in the ditch already, he was drifting and he’s got a 4WD truck. I’ll stay in with a fire today, I think 🙂

    • Saw on the news this morning that parts of New York got over 5.5 feet. That taller than me! If I was a kid I would love it – snow forts. Not so fun for the adults… And it’s only November!.
      Staying in with a fire sounds like the right approach to it all. We’re finally getting rain.
      We had 3 inches of snow about 10 years ago – the country shut down lol

      • We had 6 feet of snow back in the ’70’s. I was at a party with my then boyfriend and we got into a huge argument. No surprise, we were always arguing. I took the keys for his 442 and left him at the party but as good a driver as I was in the snow, even I was no match for this stuff. I drifted off the unplowed road into the ditch and ended up blowing up his transmission trying to rock the car out. That’s what he got for having an automatic! By the next morning, everything was completely shut down. We’ve come close since then, I think, but not that much again here. It’s ended now. We didn’t get much, about five inches, but the winds are still around 40mph and the drifting is terrible. Fireplace today, it is! 🙂

        • Always had 4-wheel drive in Minn. and in Andorra. We have no need here. If we do drive in the mountains we just don’t in the winter.
          I drove into – and out of, a few ditches in my younger days in Minn. / Wisc. Pulled a lot of people out, too.
          We’ve had terrible winds and driving rain, but that’s all so far. It’s been a nasty week

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