WW Recipe of the Day - Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs
These slow cooker French onion meatballs aren't just easy. They're delicious too!
With just 2-ingredients, this is the perfect recipe to toss into your crock pot on a busy day!
I used to be a kitchen overachiever who considered it "cheating" to use store-bought already cooked meatballs.
These days I'm glad to have precooked meatballs as an option when time is short, but if you prefer, you can always make your own.
Skinny on Easy Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs
To keep the points as low as possible, I opted for turkey meatballs, which tend to be lower in fat and calories.
We enjoyed our slow cooker French onion meatballs with mashed potatoes and broccoli. They would be good with rice, cauliflower rice, noodles or zucchini noodles too.
How Many Calories & WW Points in French Onion Meatballs?
According to my calculations each serving has 189 calories and
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Under the Weight Watchers Freestyle Plan, these meatballs remain *5 Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
If you like these easy slow cooker French onion meatballs, be sure to check out some of my other easy healthy Weight Watchers friendly slow cooker recipes including 4-Ingredient Skinny Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs, Mom's 3 Packet Slow Cooker Roast Beef, Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs & Marinara Sauce, Slow Cooker Sausage & Peppers and Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour BBQ Meatballs
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Easy Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs Recipe
- 24 ounces meatballs (I used frozen turkey meatballs)
- 2 cans (10-½ ounces each) French onion soup
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Grease your slow cooker with nonstick spray.
- Add the meatballs to your slow cooker. Pour the soup over the meatballs.
- Cover and cook on LOW for about 4 hours, until heated through.
Source: Slow Cooking All Year Round (affiliate link) by Gooseberry Patch
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
This brief video shows how easy it is to make 2-Ingredient Crock Pot French Onion Meatballs at home:
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Can this be used in Instant Pot? If so, any changes to recipe?
Hi Peggy, I haven't done it in the Instant Pot. I'm sure you could do it in the Instant Pot on the Slow Cooker Setting, but I have never tried it using the pressure cooker setting.
Made these today OMG they are delicious. I used frozen meatballs and 4 cans of French Onion soup. I’d love to try with Turkey Meatballs if I can find some.
Where can turkey meatballs be purchased?
Hi Carol, I'm able to find turkey meatballs in the freezer sections of my grocery store. I've also seen them at Walmart and Trader Joes and Costco (in the refrigerator section. Hope this helps. - Martha
Delicious and simple!
This recipe is delicious...so easy to prepare! I recently purchased a 3 compartment slow cooker. Since I only cook for 2, the small cookers are perfect to make delicious simple nourished meals on the weekend and enjoy them all week long. It feels good to eat healthy as well as delicious foods and to know that I am not deprived.
Hi! Did you defrost the meatballs first? Or use 4 cans with frozen. Still cook as stated if put in frozen? Thanks
Hi Annemarie, I used un-defrosted frozen meatballs. Hope this helps. ~Martha
How wou li d you cook these in an Instant Pot?
Hi Lynda, I haven't tried them in the Instant Pot. Based on what I can see on the Internet I would place the onion soup in the pot and then add the meatballs. I would seal the vent and cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes and then do a Quick Release. Would love to know how they turn out for you. ~Martha
Love this recipe ! Simple ,quick and easy. I did add 2 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce and 2 tbsp of A1 Steak Sauce for a little extra tang and topped with shredded cheddar cheese and served on toasted buns .
Hi Tim, Love the idea of adding a little Worcestershire and A1 steak sauce for added tang. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. ~Martha
Recipe sounds yummy. Although high in sodium. Will make my own onion soup. Thanks for sharing.
Do you add water to the soup as directed on the can before placing in slow cooker
I didn't add water. If you want a more diluted flavor you certainly can. ~Martha
I’ve cooked this several times now, and it is always great. Than you so much for sharing. For those of us working from home...it just takes a couple of minutes to prep...for an enjoyable meal for dinner.
What do you suggest serving it with as a dinner?
Mashed potatoes, noodles, zucchini noodles, rice, roasted carrots, roasted broccoli are some of the sides I've served with these meatballs. ~Martha
I slice an onion and add it to the meatballs in the crockpot
If not using frozen meatballs... making them from scratch... do you cook them first or add them uncooked to the slow cooker?
Hi Elyce, you could make this recipe with either precooked or uncooked meatballs, whichever you prefer. They will take longer to cook if uncooked, of course. Hope this helps. ~Martha