Veal Marsala

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Course: Dinner



  • 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced veal leg cutlets
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium beef broth
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley



  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  2. Season the veal with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Spread the flour on a large plate and dredge the cutlets on both sides, shaking off excess.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 14-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the veal to the skillet and cook 1 1/2 minutes per side until golden. Transfer to a large baking sheet pan. Heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil. Add the remaining veal and cook 1 1/2 minutes per side; transfer to the baking sheet with and keep warm in the oven.
  4. Return the skillet to the stove and heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Add the mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms give off their liquid and start to brown, about 5-6 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until they are somewhat softened, 2-3 minutes. Pour in the Marsala wine, bring to a boil and cook until reduced by 1/4, about 2 minutes. Pour in the broth, return to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat and add the butter and parsley, stirring until butter melts. Season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Spoon sauce over veal and serve immediately.