Not Your Average College Food

Crockpot Turkey Meatballs

Dinner, Healthy | April 5, 2015 | By

Last summer I made these Easy Turkey Meatballs that I thought were incredible. They had only a few ingredients and all I had to do was bake them. They were so simple and perfect for times when I was in a rush or didn’t have a lot of time for preparation. However, I recently discovered an even better way to make turkey meatballs that also isn’t time consuming but have much more flavor.

One morning before class, I quickly formed the meatballs and plopped them into the crockpot. There wasn’t any need to turn on the stove and I only had to use one big bowl. I let the meatballs cook in the sauce all day and when I came back, they were ready to be devoured by a very hungry and tired student.

These meatballs were soooo tender, they basically melted in my mouth. They definitely had much more flavor and if I had more time, I would have added more herbs and garlic as well. My friends all tried some and were surprised by how it was as if “the sauce was cooked into the meat.” Of course, all credit goes to the crockpot


makes 20-24

20 oz (1.3 lb) ground turkey breast
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg
salt and pepper

28 oz can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, cheese, and egg.

Form into small meatballs

Pour tomatoes into crockpot and add parsley.

Drop meatballs into the sauce. Cover and set crockpot to low, 4 to 6 hrs.

adapted from Skinny Taste


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