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. Can be served over pasta or make meatball sandwiches with sauteed onions and peppers with melted Italian cheese over the top. Fantastic!

By CherylSavePinPrint

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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

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 bas

Directions

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  • 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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