Loretta Sebastiani

By: Loretta Sebastiani

Turkey roulades (Involtini di tacchino)

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Turkey roulade How-To. Simple-and-easy-to-do recipe with turkey breast cut into thin slices. Their filling is made with Italian pancetta (unsmoked bacon) and rosemary.

difficulty: easy

time: 35 minutes

calories: 291 (kCal)

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 500g (1.1 pound) large and thin slices of skinless turkey breast
  • 80g (2.8 ounces) unsmoked bacon, in a piece
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • A large twig of fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 200ml (6 3/4 fluid ounces - 1/2 plus 1/3 cup) dry white wine
  • Salt
preparation: 15 minutes
cooking: about 20 minutes
total: 35 minutes
How many calories in a serving?
Calories: 291 (kcal) 15 % - 1218 (kJ)
Protein: 34.2 (g) 69 % GDA
Total fat: 17.1 (g) 25 % GDA
Total carbohydrate: (g)
Sugars: (g)

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Nutrition facts

Turkey roll recipe


  • - Prepare ingredients.
  • - Place turkey slices on the table surface.
    Season with salt.
  • - Prepare roll filling.
    Chop bacon and rosemary leaves very finely.
    Add dried chives and stir.
  • - Prepare roulades.
    Put some filling on each turkey slice, roll them up and fix with a toothpicks.
    Arrange your turkey roulades in a saucepan with olive oil.


  • - Brown your turkey rolls.
  • - Douse with wine, cover and reduce heat.
  • - Simmer until cooking juice is reduced.

Just before serving

  • - Serve your turkey rolls hot.



  • - You can bake your turkey roulades instead of cooking them in a saucepan with the same ingredients. Bake at 200° C (400° F), about 30 minutes.
  • - Add some onion (finely sliced) to olive oil, if liked.

Menu planning

  • - These easy-to-do turkey rolls are perfect for your family dinner. Accompany them with cooked or raw seasonal vegetables and a portion of bread (50g - 1 3/4 ounces). Complete your meal with fresh fruit.
  • - I prepare these turkey roll for my get-togethers too, if I have not much time to cook.

Healthy eating

  • - I remind you that the most recent studies suggest to limit the consumption of meat and prefer white meat anyway.
  • - Suggested salami serving is 50 to 100 grams per head per week.


What's the right wine “Turkey roulades”?

Pair Chianti Classico Colli Senesi (a red Italian wine from Tuscany) to my turkey rolls filled with lard.