Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce


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!

By CherylSavePinPrint


Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Recipe Summary

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 4 hrs 5 mins

Additional: 5 mins

Total: 4 hrs 25 mins

Servings: 6

Yield: 6 servings


  • 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 bas


  • Step 1 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.ADVERTISEMENT
  • Step 2 Combine turkey, bread crumbs, garlic, sauteed onions, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix well.
  • Step 3 Combine diced tomatoes and marinara in a second bowl; set aside.
  • Step 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 tomato mixture over the meatballs. Form the remaining turkey mixture into meatballs and layer with remaining tomato mixture.
  • Step 5 Cover and cook until no longer pink in the centers, about 4 hours on High, or 8 hours on Low.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 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. 


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