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Slow Cooker Herbed Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini, Ricotta and Pesto

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 287 kcal
Author Slow Cooker Gourmet

Ingredients

  • For meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Other ingredients:
  • 1 zucchini squash
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Ricotta cheese optional
  • Jarred pesto sauce optional

Instructions

  1. Mix all meatball ingredients in mixing bowl until combined
  2. Form into rounds the size of golf balls and place in crock (makes about 8)
  3. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8
  4. Spiralize, julienne, or slice zucchini and yellow squash
  5. Saute for 3-8 minutes with olive oil and Italian seasoning until softened
  6. Serve squash with meatballs and a dollop of ricotta and pesto if desired
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Herbed Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini, Ricotta and Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Potassium 590mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 20.7%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.