This is a perfect week day meal! Very easy and very versatile. We always serve ours with rice but it would be great over pasta too. If you prefer beef you can substitute a lean ground beef instead of the turkey.
Makes 4 servings
Ideal slow cooker size: 6 quart oval
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 (28 oz) can spaghetti sauce of your choice
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Hot cooked rice or pasta
1. Combine the turkey, oatmeal, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and egg in a bowl. Using your clean hands (or gloved hands) mix the meat mixture until well combined.
2. Shape into meatballs using your hands, or use an ice cream scooper to form. Place the balls in the bottom of a slow cooker. (I use my 6 quart slow cooker for this recipe, so not much overlapping will happen).
3. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the top of the meatballs.
4. Cover and cook on LOW for about 4-6 hours.
5. Remove the lid and sprinkle with the mozzarella. Cook on HIGH without the lid until the cheese is melted.
6. Carefully scoop out the meatballs and place on serving plates. Serve with hot cooked rice or pasta.
Note: You can make these meatballs in the oven instead of the slow cooker if you prefer. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Add cheese before you bake.
This recipe is the same meatball recipe my mom always made growing up except I subbed ground turkey and made it in the slow cooker instead of the oven. I love this recipe because it’s super easy and everyone eats this happily. In fact, all the food was eaten and my family was still asking for more! Make the meatballs as little or as large as you prefer. The cheesy goodness is awesome too…you can always switch it up with cheddar if you’d like. 4 stars.
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Wow Jenessa, that sounds amazing!
Jenessa Adams says
These were great!! I made mine in the crock pot and then sliced a baguette into 5" prices, sliced down the sides. I put three meatballs and sauce in each one, topped with cheese and put them under the broiler for a couple minutes until meaty and toasty. So great!! I served it with a side of sauteed red bell peppers and onions.