Makes 4 servings
Ideal slow cooker size: 6 quart oval
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 carrot, finely grated
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Ranch dressing seasoning
2-4 Tbsp hot sauce (depending how much heat you like, I used 2 Tbsp)
1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix with hands to incorporate well. Using hand form the mixture into meatballs, or use an ice cream scoop.
2. Place meatballs in the bottom of slow cooker. Try not to overlap.
3. Cover and cook on LOW for about 4-6 hours.
4. Serve with extra hot sauce, if desired.
*You can also make this recipe in the oven. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Everyone in the family really liked these! I was quite surprised just because I thought they would have too much heat for the kids…but they didn’t seem to mind. I like the addition of the grated carrot to give it some texture and color. Next time I want to make these as an appetizer. I will form into small meatballs, stick some toothpicks in them and then serve with some buffalo ranch dressing!! Can’t wait…so yummy! 4 stars.
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Without any liquid, do they stick to the bottom of the crockpot?
how many meatballs is 4 servings? making a dinner for 2 people tonight.
I would say 8 meatballs, 2 large-ish meatballs per person.
This recipe is one of my top 5. It is so stinking good and satisfying 🙂 Thank you
I used half a grated carrot, so less orange color and used spicy powdered ranch dressing instead of hot sauce. Turned out tasty! Thank you!
Veronica Sismondo says
It this recipe using ranch salad dressing or the ranch powder dip?
Hi Veronica, it’s the powder.
Lauren Morro says
Some ideas for what to serve them with for a dinner entree?
What did you decide to serve these with. Will be making as one of my meals for the week. THanks
Hi Tiffany, I think I served them with salad. We eat a lot of salad at our house. You could also serve with a side of rice pilaf and broccoli.
Oops! Just used the dressing. Fingers crossed!
jadyn pierce says
did it work out? want to make these tonight & only have the dressing
I just put these in the oven (didn’t have time to crockpot) but looking at the picture and looking at my mixture, i think my carrot is grated much too finely…
I’m sure it was fine!! How did it turn out?
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Jen, yes! Or ground chicken. Just make sure it's ultra lean or else it will be floating in grease.
do you think you'd ever use ground beef for these?
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