Crock Pot Mini Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 6 h 45
Crock Pot Mini Turkey Meatballs
Health Rating
Serve with pasta or dish of choice for added protein.


908 gm Ground turkey, lean
2/3 cup Quinoa, cooked
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 large egg Egg (lightly beaten)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Romano cheese (grated)
2 tsp, ground Basil, dried
1 tsp Oregano, dried
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1 onion(s) Sweet onion (sliced into thin rounds)
1 can(28oz) Crushed tomatoes canned (for bottom)
1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for skillet)
1 can(28oz) Crushed tomatoes canned (for top)


1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, quinoa, garlic, beaten egg, olive oil, cheese, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly but quickly, just so the ingredients are combined - avoid overmixing. Roll into mini balls - slightly smaller than a golfball, and place on a baking sheet.


2. Layer sliced onion on the bottom of the crockpot and add crushed tomatoes.


3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add meatballs, searing on the top and bottom until golden, about 1 minute per side. To flip meatballs, gently toss with a spoon.


4. Add meatballs one at a time to the crockpot. Repeat with remaining meatballs - it is okay to stack them once they are all finished.


5. Once all the meatballs are in the crockpot, add crushed tomatoes can, completely submerging the meatballs. Cook on low for 6 hours. Serve warm!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 58
Calories from fat 23.2
Calories from saturated fat 5.8
Total Fat 2.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 22.1 mg
Sodium 93 mg
Potassium 177 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 0.4 g
Protein 4.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.2
Vegetables 0.4

Energy sources



Quick Tips:

You can prep the balls ahead of time and freeze for quick protein options. Ensure to fully warm through when re-heating to an internal temperature of 165F or 74C degrees.

Nutritional Highlights:


High in protein, vitamins and minerals as well as the amino acid tryptophan that's needed to make serotonin important for mood and energy support.

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