How To Make Delicious Homemade Italian Parmesan Meatballs In A Crock-Pot

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To say I enjoyed making (and eating) these meatballs is an understatement. The combination of fresh ingredients and being cooked in a slow-cooker make these meatballs succulent, flavorful, and tender.

I know, I know, I could have used homemade sauce – I’ll be sure to do that next time. These are super simple and delicious to make – and 100x better than store-bought. Buon appetito!

Slow Cooker Italian Parmesan MeatballsSlow Cooker Italian Parmesan Meatballs

Posted by Simplemost on Wednesday, January 6, 2016


  • 1lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (Italian seasoned, or plain)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh parmesan, grated
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large jar marinara sauce

Want to know which crockpot I used? It was this one.


  • Add bread crumbs, ground beef & sausage, eggs, garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into bowl.
  • Mush together with hands until well blended.
  • Add ¾ cup Parmesan; mush again until well blended.
  • Line bottom of slow cooker with some sauce.
  • Roll a tablespoon of meat into a ball and put into crockpot.
  • Make a full layer or meatballs, then cover in a bit more sauce.
  • Repeat until full.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours.