Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Wow – January rolled around pretty quick again didn’t it?! I don’t know about you but I always struggle to reign it back to solely healthy food, I’m definitely a comfort food kind of gal! These beautiful Slow Cooker Meatballs are exactly that but with a hidden healthy twist… they’re made using turkey mince! Much leaner, much healthier but aallll the comfort & aallll the flavour is most definitely still there. So what are you waiting for?

Here is what you will need to make 14-16 large meatballs/serve 4 (as a main with a side.)

For the Meatballs

  • 1 Small Onion, Finely Diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • 450g Turkey Mince
  • 90g Dried Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Dried Italian Herbs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Small Egg, Beaten

 

For the Sauce

 

  • Cooked Pasta or Rice, To Serve (Optional)

 

Essential Equipment

  • 3.5 litre Slow Cooker

 

*Please Note Chilling Time For The Meatballs Before Starting This Recipe*

 

Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe

To get started – first add all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and give it a really good mix with a fork.

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Then roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on a baking tray. Cover with cling film & pop into the fridge to chill for at least 1-2 hours or overnight if you have the time. (Overnight is better for flavour as well as firming the meatballs – preventing them from falling apart in the sauce.)

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Next mix together all the sauce ingredients in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Then place in the meatballs, put on the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours until the meatballs are cooked through.

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

It is really that easy!! You can serve these gorgeous Slow Cooker Meatballs straight away alongside some cooked pasta or rice, or you can even freeze them in plastic tubs/freezer bags for a later date. The choice is entirely yours. If you’re feeling fancy you can scatter over a little more chopped fresh parsley just before serving.

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

This really is an incredibly easy recipe. I’ve been put off by a lot of slow cooker meatball recipes in the past as they all say you need to precook the meatballs… too much like hard work to me! When it comes to slow cooking, I’m very much of the opinion that I just want to throw everything in, put the lid on and forget about it until it’s done. I don’t have the time or patience to be faffing with tons of prep or precooking – do you? This recipe is absolutely perfect for those (like me) that are short on time and have a family to feed! It definitely helps that it tastes incredible too 😀

I hope you enjoyed the recipe my lovelies, until next time.

Miss KitchenMason

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Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe

I don’t know about you but I always struggle to reign it back to solely healthy food, I’m definitely a comfort food kind of gal! These beautiful Slow Cooker Meatballs are exactly that but with a hidden healthy twist… they’re made using turkey mince! Much leaner, much healthier but aallll the comfort & aallll the flavour is most definitely still there. So what are you waiting for?

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Servings: 4
Ingredients
For the Meatballs
  • 1 Small Onion Finely Diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 450 g Turkey Mince
  • 90 g Dried Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Dried Italian Herbs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Small Egg Beaten
For the Sauce
  • 1 x 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 750 g Jar of Pasta/Bolognese Sauce *
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Dried Italian Herbs
  • Cooked Pasta or Rice To Serve (Optional)
Essential Equipment
  • 3.5 litre Slow Cooker
Instructions
  1. To get started – add all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and give it a really good mix with a fork.

  2. Then roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on a baking tray. Cover with cling film & pop into the fridge to chill for at least 1-2 hours or overnight if you have the time. (Overnight is better for flavour as well as firming the meatballs – preventing them from falling apart in the sauce.)
  3. Next mix together all the sauce ingredients in the slow cooker. 

  4. Now place in the meatballs, put on the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours until the meatballs are cooked through. 

Recipe Notes

*I used Dolmio Intense Onion & Garlic


It is really that easy!! You can serve these gorgeous Slow Cooker Meatballs straight away alongside some cooked pasta or rice, or you can even freeze them in plastic tubs/freezer bags for a later date. The choice is entirely yours. If you’re feeling fancy you can scatter over a little more chopped fresh parsley just before serving.

 


 

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12 thoughts on “Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe”

  1. Tired Nana says:

    Made this with Quorn meatballs. Delicious, will definitely be making this again ?

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      That sounds delicious! I might give that a go myself 🙂

  2. Katy B says:

    I made these for dinner last night (mum of 2 and no time to spare) took less than 10 minutes to prepare (even chucked a few veggies in the slow cooker with it!) I have to say it’s one of the nicest meatball dinners I’ve had, full of flavour and my little one (who’s a fussy eater) ate it all, double win! This is definitely gonna be on the weekly menu!

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Aww yay!!! Super glad my recipe was well received all round 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind words Katy. Emma x

  3. Simon says:

    I tried to download the ebook and got message “file error”. As I have already put my email in I cannot redo, help!!! Looks scrummy!

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Hi Simon. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading the ebook! I’ve sent you an email which should hopefully sort it out 🙂 Emma x

  4. jo says:

    can i double this recipe and still cook for the same time as i have a 6 litre slow cooker and more than 4 in my family?

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Hi Jo. I see no reason why it wouldn’t work. If you do try it, I would take out one meatball at the end of the cooking time and cut it in half to be certain that everything is cooked through properly before serving. Hope this helps! Emma x

  5. Albert says:

    I have to invest in a slow-coker, these meatballs sound so delicious! easy to prepare and loaded with so many great flavors

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      You really should! They’re very cheap and make life super easy 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words Albert x

  6. Linda Odum says:

    Thank you.

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      🙂

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