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Crockpot Turkey Meatballs

These Crockpot Turkey Meatballs are tender, delicious, and smothered in a flavorful tomato sauce. Serve over spaghetti, in a meatball sub, or as an appetizer!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: crockpot, ground turkey, healthy
Servings: 24 meatballs
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


Tomato Sauce

  • 1 (28 oz) can peeled and crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Turkey Meatballs

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey use 85/15
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup freshly shaved parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons dried garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooked pasta for serving


Tomato Sauce

  • Place tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and nutmeg into a large bowl.
  • Stir to combine, then taste and re-season, if desired. Set aside.
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Turkey Meatballs

  • Place a wire cooling rack onto a 9x13 rimmed baking sheet. Grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place turkey, eggs, parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper into another large bowl.
  • Use your hands to mix until the mixture is fully combined.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop 24 meatballs, use your hands to shape into balls, then place them onto the prepared sheet.
  • Preheat broiler on high (mine is 550 degrees) for 5 minutes.
  • Broil the meatballs on the top rack for 2-3 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Keep a really close eye on them to prevent burning.
  • Remove from oven and set aside.
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Crockpot Turkey Meatballs

  • Grease a 6 quart crockpot with cooking spray, then pour in half the prepared tomato sauce.
  • Place in the broiled meatballs, then top with the remaining sauce.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • Taste and re-season with salt, if necessary.
  • Serve over cooked pasta with more sauce and parmesan, if desired, and enjoy!
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Nutrition information does not include pasta for serving.


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg