Easy Turkey Meatballs


Despite my dad’s excellence in chili-making, my mother’s vast repertoire of tasty recipes, and my brother’s status as a cooking connoisseur, I have to admit that my personal culinary skills are mediocre at best.  However, living on my own has forced me to expand my cooking expertise, if ever so slightly.  Most recently, I made turkey meatballs using breadcrumbs, egg, onions, and some common spices.  The recipe was simple, even for me! It made a lot of meatballs, so I was able to put some in the fridge to eat later in the week.

I thought I would share the recipe here in case any other cooking-challenged college students are looking for an easy way to add some protein to the plain old spaghetti and meatballs weekday meal.


1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 pound ground turkey

1 egg

1/8 cup onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I just toasted a piece of bread and crumbled it up)

Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease baking sheet with olive oil.
  3. In medium bowl, combine turkey, egg, onion, and breadcrumbs.
  4. Add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt (quite a bit of Italian seasoning, a dash of garlic powder, and a pinch of salt; I didn’t measure exact amounts)
  5. Mix everything together.
  6. Form meatballs approximately 1 inch in diameter and place on baking sheet.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned on the outside and fully cooked throughout.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s