WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs
(207 calories | *11 WW SmartPoints)
I made these really easy 5-ingredient slow cooker cranberry meatballs for dinner last night.
Served with mashed potatoes and broccoli, they were a big hit.
They would be great as an appetizer too, served right out of your slow cooker with toothpicks on the side 🙂
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs
You can either use store-bought meatballs, or make your own. I intended to use store bought, but ended up using premixed meatloaf mix from Sprouts to make them instead.
I didn’t precook the meatballs; just placed them in the slow cooker and poured on the sauce. The cooking time will depend on whether your meatballs are frozen, thawed, or precooked.
With just 5 ingredients, these slow cooker meatballs with cranberry gravy are as easy as they are delicious.
The recipe calls for a little bit of heavy cream. You can use evaporated milk instead. If you do, according to my calculations, calories per serving are reduced by 10, but the points value stays the same.
According to my calculations, each serving has about 207 calories, *6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *11 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds meatballs (about 24)
- 1 cup brown gravy (from a jar or made from a mix)
- 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream or evaporated milk
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- Put the meatballs in the slow cooker.
- In a bowl, mix together the gravy, cranberry sauce, milk and mustard until well blended. Pour over the meatballs
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or on LOW 5 to 6 hours. (The cooking time will depend on whether your meatballs are frozen, thawed, or precooked.)
Source: Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes by Phyllis Good
*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.
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