Mama Mia! Crockpot Meatballs!

My kids love spaghetti and meatballs.  We recently added some zoodles to our gluten free spaghetti and game on! This mama doesn’t need to make a separate veggie side and the kids think they are getting away with something!



Yummy and Easy Crockpot Meatballs

  • 1lb ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped (I used 1/8 c. dried)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste


  • Place the cooked quinoa in a blender or food processor and pulse it 6x.  The quinoa with stick together to make almost a dough or “ball up”.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, quinoa, egg, parsley and garlic.
  • Makes sure to combine all the ingredients really well.
  • Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients and form small meatballs, about 1/8th cup each.
  • In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and brown the meatballs.
  • When the outside of the meatball is golden brown add the garlic.
  • Make sure that the garlic does not burn.
  • Pour crushed tomatoes into the crock pot with bay leaf.
  • Add garlic and meatballs to crockpot.
  • NOTE: If you are planning to store it for the freezer..This is where you would place all the ingredients into a freezer bag instead of the crockpot.
  • When meatballs are in the sauce, cover and set crock pot to low, 4 to 6 hours.
  • When meatballs are ready, adjust salt and pepper to taste and add fresh chopped basil or parsley.

Makes 4 Servings

Clean Eating Gluten Free Foodie

Dairy Free

Peanut/Tree Nut Free

Soy Free

Allergy Friendly

21DF: 1 R, 1/8 Y, 1 G

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