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The authentic traditional Sicilian Veal rolls recipe
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Veal Rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 270kcal
Author Authentic Italian Cuisine
Cost $ 12



  • 16 Veal Cutlets ( about 50 gr. each slice )
  • 250 gr. Dry Breadcrumbs
  • 80 gr. Grated Caciocavallo or Provolone Cheese
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 White Onion
  • 24 Bay Leaves
  • 40 gr. Raisin
  • 40 gr. Pine Nuts
  • 6 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Parsley
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Soak the wood skewers for at least 10 minutes to avoid them burning during cooking, then dry them with kitchen paper.

Prepare the filling

  • Soak the raisin in warm water for 5 minutes.
  • Finely dice the white onion and fry it in a pan over low heat until is golden-brown and soft.
  • Then add the breadcrumbs in the pan. Stir well.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl and let cool down.
  • Meanwhile, drain the raisin, squeeze with your hands and chop it.
  • Finely chop cherry tomatoes and parsley.
  • Add into the breadcrumbs mixture grated cheese, pine nuts, raisin, cherry tomatoes, and chopped parsley.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix well all the ingredients and add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • The mixture should be moist.

Prepare the meat

  • Lay each slice of veal on a chopping board and with a meat mallet pound them until 4-5 mm. thick. Be careful not to tear the meat.
  • Spread a spoonful of filling on each veal slice.
  • Fold the edges of each slice and roll it. ( see video )
  • Set aside.

Assemble the Involtini

  • Cut the red onion into quarters and separate the petals.
  • Wash and dry well the bay leaves.
  • Thread one bay leaf onto a skewer, then one onion petal and one Involtino. Again one bay leaf, one onion petal, and one Involtino. Ending with one onion petal and one bay leaf.
  • Repeat this step for all the skewers.
  • Brush all the Involtini with extra virgin olive oil and dip them into breadcrumbs.


  • Place the Involtini into a baking dish, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes. The breadcrumbs surface should be golden-brown.
  • Serve hot.