Delicious Italian turkey meatballs, all made in the slow cooker. No baking or frying required!
Yield: 6 servings
4.95 from 18 votes

Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Delicious Italian turkey meatballs, all made in the slow cooker. No baking or frying required!

Ingredients

  • 20 oz 1.3 lb ground turkey breast 93% lean
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Reggiano Parmigiano cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

For the sauce:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (smashed)
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I like Tuttorosso)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil or parsley

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, garlic and cheese.
  • Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients and form small meatballs, about 1/8th cup each.
  • In a small saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn.
  • Pour crushed tomatoes into the crock pot with bay leaf. Add garlic and oil.
  • Drop meatballs into the sauce, cover and set crock pot to low, 4 to 6 hours.
  • When meatballs are ready, adjust salt and pepper to taste and add fresh chopped basil or parsley.
  • Serve with ricotta, over pasta or enjoy with French bread.

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Nutrition

Serving: 4meatballs with sauce, Calories: 200.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.6g, Protein: 17.3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 84.1mg, Sodium: 427.5mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 4.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 5