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Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs

Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs
Delicious Italian turkey meatballs, all made in the slow cooker. No baking or frying required!
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main dish
  • 20 oz (1.3 lb) ground turkey breast 93% lean
  • ¼ cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Reggiano Parmigiano cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt + fresh pepper
For the sauce:
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I like Tuttorosso)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped basil or parsley
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, garlic and cheese.
  2. Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients and form small meatballs, about ⅛th cup each.
  3. In a small saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn.
  4. Pour crushed tomatoes into the crock pot with bay leaf. Add garlic and oil.
  5. Drop meatballs into the sauce, cover and set crock pot to low, 4 to 6 hours.
  6. When meatballs are ready, adjust salt and pepper to taste and add fresh chopped basil or parsley.
  7. Serve with ricotta, over pasta or enjoy with French bread.

Watch the recipe video here:

Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs, serve them over pasta, zoodles or on a roll!4 Freestyle Points • 200 Calories

Posted by Skinnytaste on Thursday, February 7, 2019