Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Andrea Steinberg
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
4 Hours
Serves 6

These easy slow-cooker turkey meatballs are the perfect choice for busy weeknights.  Serve over mashed potatoes with a side of corn.

How to Make It

Step 1

Warm oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer. Transfer mixture to a small bowl and let cool.

Step 2

Place turkey in a large bowl. Add onion mixture, egg and oats. Use your hands to gently but thoroughly blend ingredients. Dampen hands lightly and form mixture into about 20 meatballs, each 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Step 3

Pour a small amount of sauce over bottom of slow cooker. Add meatballs, top with remaining sauce. Pour in 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on high until meatballs are cooked through, 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

Ratings & Reviews

hotpsoup's Review

April 08, 2014
These get five stars because they are so easy to make (so easy it feels like cheating), my toddler loved them and my dh, who is a caterer, said they are fantastic. He had no idea that I slipped in store-bought BBQ sauce (used Diana's original). He said it's such a good comfort food that he may serve them. As I wanted to cook them while at work all day, I cooked them on low for 8 hours.

jvanner's Review

October 08, 2013

Nephy24's Review

May 23, 2013

katemeadows's Review

February 26, 2013