Dinner with Shann

Veal campagnola

Unlike some of my other posts, I probably can’t pass this recipe off as being healthy. But is it easy? Yes it is. Is it delicious? Yes it is. Another classic adapted from an old food stained cooking book from my parents place. One of my favourite ways to enjoy veal.


  • A couple of nests of frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 4 veal steaks, pounded out thinly (or you can buy veal schnitzel already pounded)
  • 30g butter Gluten free all-purpose flour or corn flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese (or gruyere)

Tomato sauce

  • 2 tsp garlic oil
  • 2-3 spring onions, finely sliced (green part only, low FODMAP)
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Please note: Some of the recipes on this website are not strictly low FODMAP, please be mindful of your own tolerances and refer here for more detailed information.


  1. Prepare your tomato sauce first. Heat oil in a pan, add spring onion and cook for a minute or so. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, sugar and salt and pepper. Bring sauce to boil, reduce heat, simmer uncovered stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until sauce is thick.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the veal. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Lightly dust each veal steak with seasoned flour.
  3. Heat butter and oil in another frying pan. Once pan is adequately hot, add the veal steaks and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes each side (depending on how thick your veal is). Remember: Veal is gross when it’s overcooked. Seriously, just sear it on each side at this point.
  4. Once both sides have been seared, top each piece with one quarter of the spinach, followed by a slice of mozzarella.
  5. Pour prepared tomato sauce around the venue, but do not cover cheese. Cover frying pan, simmer gently for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve immediately!

Shann’s tips:

  • Do not overcook the veal. Overcooked veal is gross. Just sear it when you first put it in the pan!
  • Serve with a light green salad or some crusty bread.
  • Indulge in a nice mozzarella for this recipe.

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