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Veal Breast with Olive-Mushroom Filling

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Whimsical veal pinwheels stuffed with a colorful spinach, olive, and bell pepper filling make a delightful meal.


  • 1 boneless veal breast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dry Marsala
  • 2- 1/2 cups uncooked mini lasagna or bow tie pasta, cooked
  • Olive-Mushroom Filling:2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted ripe olives
  • 1 Tbs finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary


  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in olives and rosemary; cool.
  • Unroll veal breast; trim fat. Spread filling over veal, leaving 3/4-inch border. Starting at short end, roll up jelly-roll fashion; tie with string.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in same pan over medium heat until hot. Add veal; brown evenly. Pour off drippings. Add Marsala and 1/3 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until veal is fork-tender.
  • Remove veal; keep warm. Skim fat. Bring cooking liquid to a boil; cook until reduced to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally. Carve veal. Serve over pasta with sauce.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 520
  Calories from Fat 259 (50%)
(44%)Total Fat 29g
(53%)Saturated Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(40%)Cholesterol 121mg
(8%)Sodium 198mg
(18%)Potassium 619mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(69%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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