Slow Cooker Meatball and Potato Soup | Easy Meal Prep Ideas

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This soup is great for a weekend night at home!

When the weather gets cool, it’s time to break out those slow cookers and put them to good use making hearty meals for those chilly nights. Our Slow Cooker Meatball and Potato Soup is both high in protein and super filling. It’s also clean, gluten-free, and dairy-free as well! Handmade turkey meatballs provide the protein, and coconut milk gives it a silky texture. It’s very simply seasoned, but we’ve added bacon for additional flavor and spinach for nutrients.

This soup is great for a weekend night at home and would be wonderful served with some warm, crusty bread!

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Slow Cooker Meatball and Potato Soup | Easy Meal Prep Ideas

Here is a hearty and delicious soup that is gluten-free and guilt-free.
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey about 93% lean
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs gluten-free
  • 1/2 yellow onion large, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Soup

  • 3 russet potatoes large, cut into thin round slices
  • 1 carrot thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 yellow onion large, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 13 1/2 ounces coconut milk can, we love Native Forest
  • 3 cups baby spinach loosely packed
  • 2 slices bacon nitrate-free

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl combine meatball ingredients and shape into 1-inch meatballs.
  • In a large skillet add oil, turn to medium heat, add meatballs, and lightly brown on both sides. Note: Meatballs should not be cooked through, just lightly browned on the outside.
  • In the meantime, add the soup ingredients to the slow cooker, except the baby spinach and bacon, stir to combine. Add the browned meatballs, cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hour. Cook bacon until crispy, crumble into small pieces and set aside.
  • At the end of cooking time, add spinach and cook just until wilted, approximately 10 minutes. Add crumbled bacon pieces to the top of soup when serving.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 308mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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