Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: 5-ingredient Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs
(264 calories | *6 WW SmartPoints)
Can you believe it’s already slow cooker season – my favorite time of year.
I realize the focus on Simple Nourished Living recently was all about Juicing.
But don’t think that means I abandoned my slow cookers. Not by a long shot!
I still used them several days a week to cook easy healthy Weight Watchers friendly meals.
These 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs were a particular favorite for two reasons: 1) ease of preparation and 2) lip-smacking sweet and sour flavor.
Skinny on 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs
To keep things super simple, I used frozen low fat turkey meatballs. You could always make them from scratch if you prefer.
For the best flavor you’ll want to use a thick teriyaki basting sauce.
I served these luscious slow cooker sweet and sour Hawaiian meatballs with steamed brown rice and roasted carrots.
Everyone licked their plates clean 🙂
According to my calculations, each serving has 264 calories and *7 Weight Watchers Points Plus, *6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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If you like these easy, slow cooked Hawaiian meatballs, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly recipes including: WW Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs, 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Italian Beef, Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs & Sauce, CrockPot Italian Meatball Soup and Easy 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Smokies
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs Recipe
- 1 pound turkey meatballs
- 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple with juice
- 1/2 cup thick teriyaki basting sauce
- 1-1/2 tablespoons instant tapioca, for thickening
- 1 green bell pepper chopped (about 3/4 cup)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 2- to 4-Quart.
- Put the meatballs in the slow cooker.
- Combine the pineapple with its juice, teriyaki basting sauce and tapioca. Pour over the meatballs.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or on high 3 to 4 hours.
- Add the green pepper. Stir well and cooked covered on HIGH for 20 minutes.
- If the sauce is too thick, stir in a little water to achieve the desired consistency.
Source: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes by Jean Paré.
*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.
Here’s another way to make slow cooker sweet & sour meatballs with pineapple:
More Easy Weight Watchers Recipes for the Slow Cooker
- Salisbury Steak Meatballs (SkinnyTaste)
- Crock Pot BBQ Mini Meatballs (SkinnyKitchen)
- Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs Marinara (EmilyBites)
- Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs (SlenderKitchen)
- Turkey Meatball Stroganoff (SkinnyTaste)
Watch this AllRecipes video to see another way to make Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs:
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