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Slow Cooker Italian Turkey Meatballs

My favorite recipe for classic turkey meatballs. They're filled with tons of flavor and are as tender as can be. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 30 meatballs
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Ingredients

The Sauce

  • 2 24 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbs oregano, dried
  • 1 tbs basil, dried or 1/4 cup chopped, fresh
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Turkey Meatballs

  • 2 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tbs minced onion, dried found in the spice aisle
  • 1 1/2 tbs italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

The Sauce

  1. In a crock pot add crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, chopped onion, minced garlic, salt & pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. 

    Set slow cooker to low and assemble meatballs. 

Italian Turkey Meatballs

  1. In a large bowl add ground turkey, dried minced onion, Italian seasoning, grated parmesan, egg, breadcrumbs, olive oil, minced garlic, salt & pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Dig in with your hands and mix thoroughly together. 

    Roll each meatball in between palms to form and place into the slow cooker full of sauce. When all meatballs are placed into the sauce stir together and cover meatballs. 

    This should make 30 healthy sized meatballs about 1-1 1/4 inches in diameter. Set slow cooker to low and cook for 7 hours. 

Recipe Notes

Each meatball is 1 Freestyle Smart Point, 1 Smart Point, 1 Points Plus, 60 calories, 3g fat, .6g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 6.5g protein

1/2 cup sauce 20 calories, 4g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 1.5g sugar, .8g sugars

Please note that the calories are calculated for the sauce are by using only the crushed tomatoes, onions, and garlic if following smart points/points plus the sauce will be 0 points for any amount. I figured out the caloric information for those who count calories.