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Easy Meatballs and Sauce

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Photo attribution: Jessica Roeckel
Ready In: 35 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeLow Added Sugar

This easy recipe can be made either on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. Check out this video for step-by-step video instructions.

What you'll need

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Can opener
Small bowl
Medium bowl
Whisk or fork
Spatula or spoon
Slow cooker or stove pot


Serves 4
1 pound Ground Turkey or 1 pound Ground Beef or 1 pound Ground Chicken
1 cup Breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning or dried oregano or dried basil or 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano or 2 teaspoons Dried Basil
3 cloves Garlic
1 Onion Small, chopped
2 Eggs beaten
28 ounces Tomatoes low-sodium, crushed

Video Directions


1.Mix first 7 ingredients in a bowl until combined. Form into 12 meatballs.
2.Pour tomatoes into slow cooker or stovetop pot and place meatballs into the mixture. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours in slow cooker or 18-22 minutes in pot on stovetop.

Storage Tips

  • Leftover meatballs store well in the freezer. Add chopped spinach or other veggies to the sauce for an added boost.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3.00 piece

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 452
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15 g19%
Saturated Fat 4 g20%
Sodium 477 mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 46 g17%
Dietary Fiber 7 g25%
Protein 36 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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