Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs Recipe

How To Make Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs

No baking or frying required with these hearty and filling Italian turkey meatballs cooked deliciously with a flavorful sauce in a crockpot.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes



  • 20ozground turkey breast,or 1.3 pounds, 93% lean
  • ¼cupwhole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ¼cupReggiano Parmigiano cheese,grated
  • ¼cupparsley,finely chopped
  • 1egg
  • 1clove garlic,large, minced
  • 1tspkosher salt

For Sauce:

  • 1tspolive oil
  • 4garlic cloves,smashed
  • 28oztomatoes,can, crushed
  • 1bay leaf
  • salt and fresh pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupbasil,fresh chopped, or parsley


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, garlic, and cheese.

  2. Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients, and form small meatballs about ⅛ cup each.

  3. In a small saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn.

  4. Pour crushed tomatoes into the crockpot with bay leaf. Add garlic and oil.

  5. Drop meatballs into the sauce, cover, and set the crockpot to low for 4 to 6 hours.

  6. When meatballs are ready, adjust salt and pepper to taste and add fresh chopped basil or parsley.

  7. Serve with ricotta, over pasta, or enjoy with French bread.


  • Calories: 131.87kcal
  • Fat: 5.85g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.04g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.95g
  • Fiber: 2.11g
  • Sugar: 3.85g
  • Protein: 10.52g
  • Cholesterol: 50.70mg
  • Sodium: 430.73mg
  • Calcium: 79.54mg
  • Potassium: 449.22mg
  • Iron: 1.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 95.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.46mg
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