Easy slow cooker meatballs and sauce are so simple and delicious, a family favorite any time of year.
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
1-1/2pounds93% lean ground beef
3/4cupItalian style bread crumbs
1/4cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1/4cupchopped fresh parsley
1/4cupfinely chopped onion
1jar(28 ounces) marinara sauce (I like Classico and Bertolli)
1can(28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree
1bay leaf, optional
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4 to 6-Quart (Your slow cooker should be between 1/2 and 3/4 full.)
In a large bowl, gently mix together the beef, egg, bread crumbs, grated Parmesan, parsley, onion and garlic powder until well combined.
Shape the mixture into 18 golf-ball sized meatballs.
Place meatballs in the slow cooker.
Stir together the marinara sauce, crushed tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning and bay leaf, if using. Pour over the meatballs.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, until the meatballs are cooked through.
If you used a bay leaf, fish it out and discard before serving.
For a chunkier sauce, use diced tomatoes instead of crushed.Serving Size: 3 meatballs & 1 cup sauce8*SmartPoints (Green plan)8*SmartPoints (Blue plan)8*SmartPoints (Purple plan)10*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs & Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 meatballs + 3/4 cup sauce)
Calories 408Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: healthy meatballs, Italian meatballs
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