This is a very simple recipe that is wonderful to make for when company comes over, or just for a family night dinner. It’s minimal prep, and cooks while you run errands.
These are more of a dense meatball and the sauce is perfect for ladling over whole grain pasta or brown rice. Basically, this is a quick and easy way to make spaghetti and meatballs without all the hassle that usually ensues when making non-slow cooker varieties.
Because this busy mama is all about quick, easy, clean meals!
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Clean Eating Slow Cooker Italian Style Meatballs
(Makes 22 Meatballs)
- 1 1/2 pounds lean, ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups clean tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh, grated parmesan cheese
- In a large mixing bowl, knead the turkey together with the spices.
- Roll meat into 22, walnut sized meatballs, and place in a single layer in your slow cooker (Mine was a 5 quart).
- Pour the tomato sauce over the top, being sure to cover the meatballs well and evenly.
- Sprinkle the cheese across the top and set the slow cooker to low heat for 4 hours.
- Serve over pasta with a little extra parmesan cheese.
Note: These are a fairly dense meatball. You can add finely chopped mushrooms to the mixture to soften them up a bit. About 1/2 to 1 cup should be fine, and you’ll get more meatballs out of it to boot.