Clean Eating Slow Cooker Italian Style Meatballs Recipe

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Italian Style Meatballs

These delicious meatballs make a wonderful main course or a simple side dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield 22 meatballs
Calories 49 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups clean tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (fresh is best)
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a large mixing bowl, knead the turkey together with the spices.

  2. Roll meat into 22, walnut sized meatballs, and place in a single layer in your slow cooker (Mine was a 5 quart).

  3. Pour the tomato sauce over the top, being sure to cover the meatballs well and evenly.

  4. Sprinkle the cheese across the top and set the slow cooker to low heat for 4 hours.

  5. Serve over pasta with a little extra parmesan cheese.

  6. 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.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Slow Cooker Italian Style Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.