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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs 5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Saute onion and Italian dressing in a small saute pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

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

  • Combine diced tomatoes and marinara in a second bowl; set aside.

  • 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 tomato mixture over the meatballs. Form the remaining turkey mixture into meatballs and layer with remaining tomato mixture.

  • Cover and cook until no longer pink in the centers, about 4 hours on High, or 8 hours on Low.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 29.8g 60% DV; carbohydrates 41.1g 13% DV; fat 14.1g 22% DV; cholesterol 86.5mg 29% DV; sodium 1281.2mg 51% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2020
I served these as meatball subs and it was really good! I’d maybe use more seasonings to add more flavor, but it was pretty good overall! Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2019
Yum Yum really loved these Had them on noodles as well as cauliflower rice Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2020
Made exactly as written except I had some leftover mozzarella cheese pearls that I stuffed in the center of these meatballs. They turned out really well. Served with spaghetti and a Caesar salad. I think what sauce you use could make or break this (as with any similar recipe) so be sure and choose one you love. I used one I hadn’t tried before but next time I will use my favorite sauce and this will be my “go to” meatball recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2020
I served these as meatball subs and it was really good! I’d maybe use more seasonings to add more flavor, but it was pretty good overall! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2020
So pleasantly surprised! Very flavorful! Only small change was that I used a full 32oz jar of Rao’s tomato basil sauce and only one can of diced tomatoes. Will definitely make again. Read More
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