Veal Saltimbocca

Veal saltimbocca has got to be our favorite date night meal! The key is getting fresh thinly sliced veal. Fresh Market is the place that I finally found some here in Little Rock. They have veal, and slice it fresh daily. And if you go to Fresh Market get your prosciutto sliced fresh there as well. They have the really large hams, and the pieces are so large, and fit perfectly on the pounded out veal.

Veal saltimbocca has been a dish that Bruce and I have cooked for years, for our selves, as well as for guests. If you have never tried it before, we hope you do. The flavors are just incredible. And if for some reason you can’t find veal, or don’t eat veal, you can substitute  thinly cut chicken cutlets pounded out.


Veal saltimbocca, asparagus and pasta on a plate

Veal Saltimbocca

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • 8 ounce veal scallopine 4 small, or 2 large pieces
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • sea salt
  • Wondra flour for dusting
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup shaved parmesan
  • 2 large or 4 small pieces of thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage do not chop till right before you add to the sauce
  • 4 ounces of dry angel hair pasta
  • 1 bunch asparagus


  • Preheat oven to 375 F or 350 F for a convection oven.  Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. At this point, check the time that the pasta has to cook. Most angel hair nests only take about 4-5 minutes, so adjust when you put pasta in water, based on timing of cook.
  • Trim ends of asparagus, and place on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Top with fresh cracked pepper and a touch of sea salt. Set aside, to put in oven. Depending on the size it will take 5-8 minutes. If it is thin, put in when the veal goes in, as it will only take 5 minutes to roast, if it is thick, put it in 3 minutes before.
  • Place, 1 piece of veal between 2 pieces of plastic wrap, and pound with meat mallet till thin. Repeat with each piece, and once pounded out place on another piece of plastic wrap.  Season both sides with freshly cracked pepper, and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over a medium high heat. While butter is melting, dust both sides of the veal with Wondra flour. Sauté the veal for no more than 1 minute per side, just enough to brown. The veal will finish cooking in oven, so do not overcook.
  • If asparagus is thick, put in oven now. If thin, wait to put in when veal goes in.
  • Place browned veal on a rack over a sheet pan. At this point drop pasta into water. Now top with the prosciutto, the shavings of parmesan, and 2 fresh sage leaves. Bake until cooked thru, about 5 minutes, turning pan half way.
  • Meanwhile, add the wine to the skillet to de-glaze the pan. Cook wine down over high heat while stirring, for about 3 minutes. Then add remaining butter, and minced sage.
  • Arrange the veal, asparagus and the pasta on a plate, and pour sauce over both veal and pasta.


If you can not find veal, or do not eat veal, you can use chicken thinly sliced and pounded and cook till done.
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


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  6. Michelle B Reply

    5 stars
    Everything y’all make is amazing!!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      That is so sweet! We feel the same way about your food, and for sure your DRINKS!!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

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  8. Elaine & James Reply

    5 stars
    Such a special dish, perfect for date night!

  9. Lauren Reply

    5 stars
    This looks like such a lovely dish for a romantic dinner at home. Valentine’s Day or anniversaries would be the perfect time to serve this veal!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Thank you. And it is perfect for a date night meal! Thank you!

      Dina and Bruce

  10. Ned Reply

    5 stars
    This was perfect and I can’t wait to make it again for Valentine’s Day. It was so fancy and delicious. Thank you!

  11. Tayler Reply

    5 stars
    I made this veal saltimbocca last night and it was wonderful! Such amazing flavor!

  12. Kathleen Reply

    5 stars
    This glorious veal saltimbocca is bringing back memories of a fine Italian restaurant I used to go to. I can’t wait to make this for my family and start new memories.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      This really made us smile. We love all the food memories we make, and are so glad to help make new ones! Enjoy!

      Dina and Bruce

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