Veal Pizzaiola


Veal Pizzaiola is another meal that I grew eating as a kid (If I haven't mentioned by now that I grew up in an Italian-Australian family, I am sure you weren't too far off working it out). My mum would serve it with mashed potatoes and green vegetables. It was a family favourite then, and it is still a winner for most of the family today - my daughter still needs some convincing. My version is pretty similar to Mum's one, though I prefer to serve it without the mashed potato - my favourite sides are sweet potato wedges and steamed broccoli.

This is the latest in a series of winter warmer recipes, most of which are old-school family favourites (thanks Mum). You may want to check out Red Lentil & Quinoa Soup , Chicken & Vegetable Soup and Vegetable & Lentil Soup.

If you're tuning in from a warmer climate, let me know in the comments and I will see if I can bring a more summer-y recipe out for you soon!

Veal Pizzaiola

Serves 3 - 4


  • 600 grams veal schnitzel steak
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tin organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon organic tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chili Flakes, to taste


Add oil to a large fry pan on medium heat. Add veal, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, oregano, thyme, pepper, salt and chili flakes (in that order). Cook for 10 minutes or until veal is browned. Remove veal from the fry pan (leaving the sauce) and place on a plate, covering with foil. Cook the sauce for 5-10 more minutes until the sauce has thickened.

Serve veal with sauce on top and with your favourite steamed vegetables.


Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.


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