Meatballs with rice and tomato sauce in a red pot
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Weight Watchers Friendly Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Lightened up slow cooker porcupine meatballs, an old-fashioned family friendly recipe updated for today - easy, healthy and deliciously comforting served with mashed potatoes or noodles and your favorite green vegetable.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 278
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can tomato soup (I used Amy's Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque)


  • Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
  • In a bowl, combine the ground beef, rice, egg and seasonings in a bowl and mix well.
  • Roll mixture into 16 balls (aka "porcupines").
  • Place meatballs in the slow cooker, trying to keep them in a single layer if you can.
  • Pour on the soup. (If you are using a condensed soup you'll want to thin it with 1/2 can of water before pouring on.)
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Alternatively, you can place the meatballs in a single layer in a casserole dish, pour on the soup and bake in a 350F degree oven for about 1 hour, until the meatballs are cooked through and soup/sauce is bubbly.

Recipe Notes

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers Friendly Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatballs with rice, slow cooker meatballs