Not Your Average College Food

Easy Turkey Meatballs

I may have forgotten to mention this but after the school year ended, my roommates and I moved out of our dorm into an apartment just for the summer. We’re all staying here at school over the summer for research, jobs, volunteering, and classes. Even though our apartment is still technically a dorm since it’s owned by the university, it has an oven!!!


Having an oven is like a dream come true for me because it means I won’t have to struggle with finding creative ways to bake in a toaster oven. It was always a bit challenging playing with the toaster oven settings so that it wouldn’t over-bake whatever was inside. Ever since, my cooking/baking opportunities have expanded immensely. I’ve used the oven so often that I can’t go back; I definitely appreciate it after 2 years of being oven-less!


One of the many dinners I’ve cooked here with the oven are these turkey meatballs. It was actually my first time making meatballs and they were so simple I couldn’t believe I haven’t made them already. There are only four ingredients needed! While they were baking, I quickly made some pesto quinoa with celery. This was by far one of the best meals I’ve made and I definitely see more meatballs in the future :)

(makes 8)

1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg 
12 ounces (3/4 pound) ground turkey
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix until the mixture is evenly combined.

Roll the turkey mix into balls and space them out on the baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through (there should be no pink inside, and a thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball should read 165°F).


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    July 1, 2014

    haha your link on foodgawker says “These delicious turkey meatballs only require 4 meatballs!”


    That IS an easy recipe! No cooking required.

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      July 1, 2014

      Hahaha I just caught that too! I guess I was tired when writing the description 😛 And yes, it really is!

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