A Tasty Traditional Italian Dish: Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca is a traditional Italian dish, usually prepared with veal as the main ingredient. It literally translates to “jump into the mouth,” thanks to its intense flavors and inviting aroma. The classic Saltimbocca dish consists of veal cutlets, thin slices of prosciutto and sage leaves, all cooked in a white wine and butter sauce.

Saltimbocca is often served as the main course at Italian dinners or special occasions. Its unique combination of flavors makes it an ideal choice for entertaining friends and family. And because it’s quite simple to prepare, it’s also a great way to impress guests with a delicious homemade Italian meal.

Italian Saltimbocca Recipe


• 4 veal cutlets
• 4 slices prosciutto
• 8 fresh sage leaves
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1/4 cup dry white wine
• Salt and pepper to taste


1. Season the veal cutlets with salt and pepper.
2. Place one sage leaf and one slice of prosciutto on top of each cutlet.
3. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter, allowing it to melt and start to bubble.
4. Place the cutlets in the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Flip the cutlets and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
6. Add the white wine to the pan and let it simmer for 1 minute.
7. Remove the pan from the heat and serve the Saltimbocca with a side of pasta, potatoes or salad. Enjoy!