Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs


This easy crockpot meatballs recipe can be prepared in a slow cooker for a great hot meal at the end of the day. Serve with hot cooked spaghetti noodles.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
16 meatballs


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 ¼ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (14.25 ounce) can tomato puree


  1. Place ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, and egg in a large bowl; mix well until evenly combined, then shape into 16 meatballs.

  2. Pour spaghetti sauce and crushed tomatoes into the slow cooker; stir in tomato puree. Place the meatballs into the sauce mixture.

  3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

925 Calories
53g Fat
73g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 925
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 2012mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 32mg 162%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 10mg 54%
Potassium 1847mg 39%

* 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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