Slow-Cooker Turkey Meatballs

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

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These meatballs are great to serve as appetizers, over pasta, or even as a meatball sandwich! High in protein and low in fat, keep this healthy slow cooker recipe in your back pocket for any occasion.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 6 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

  • For Pasta:
  • 20 oz. (1.3 lb.) ground turkey breast 93% lean
  • 1/4 C. whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 C. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 C. parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • For Sauce:
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 C. fresh chopped basil

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Directions

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, garlic and cheese.
Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients and form small meatballs.
In a small sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add garlic and sauté until golden.
Pour crushed tomatoes into the crockpot with bay leaf.
Add garlic and oil.
Drop meatballs into the sauce, cover and set crock pot to LOW and cook 4 to 6 hours.
When meatballs are ready, adjust salt and pepper to taste and add fresh chopped basil.
Serve with ricotta, over pasta, or enjoy with French bread.

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