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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs and Tomato Stew

A favorite among kids and adults, this meatball recipe will soon become a regular on the menu.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 347kcal



  • 1 pound lean ground beef optional turkey
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 egg


  • 23 to 24 ounces Italian marinara jar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk canned
  • 4 sage leaves fresh, coarsely chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine meat, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
  • Place meatballs in the slow cooker.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine marinara ingredients and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours or until meatballs are cooked through.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 220mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11