Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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These slow cooker turkey meatballs in tomato sauce are a great alternative to traditional beef meatballs. They can be served over pasta or used in meatball sandwiches with sauteed onions and peppers with melted Italian cheese over the top. Fantastic!

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 1 tablespoon Italian-style salad dressing

  • 1 ½ pounds ground turkey

  • 1 ¼ cups Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes

  • 1 (26 ounce) jar marinara sauce

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

Directions

  1. Cook onion and Italian dressing in a small sauté pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  2. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, garlic, sautéed onions, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix well.

  3. Combine diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, and dried basil in a second bowl; set aside.

  4. Form 1/2 of the turkey mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and layer them in the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour 1/2 of the diced tomato mixture over meatballs. Form remaining turkey mixture into meatballs and layer with remaining tomato mixture.

  5. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
14g Fat
41g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 1281mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 888mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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