33 Slow Cooker Meatball Recipes

by Alli

You’re gonna love these 33 Meatball Recipes you Can Make in Your Slow Cooker.

Slow cooker recipes are always a favorite when I’m planning a party. From a Super Bowl Bash to a potluck at church, slow cooker meatballs rule supreme. I’ve added meatballs to subs, sliders, skewers, and supplied toothpicks for spearing those balls of deliciousness.

There was a time when most of my meatball recipes consisted of beef. These days, there are so many varieties of meatball recipes you can make in your slow cooker. Do you prefer chicken, beef, turkey, or vegan? We’ve got you covered!

33 Slow Cooker Meatball Recipes

Sometimes, when the family is coming over, I’ll make meatballs subs. I’ll gather all the trimmings, including different varieties of cheese slices, the condiments, and some fries or baked chips. The family enjoys this simple meal and I enjoy the easy cleanup.

Usually, my youngest daughter heads to the kitchen and gets everything cleaned up. She believes that if you cook the meal, you shouldn’t have to do the dishes. I agree! These days her husband jumps in to help. Isn’t that sweet?

Why So Many Meatball Recipes?

When it comes to meatballs, we all have our favorites. I like a little hint of sweetness. When I don’t have time to make meatballs, I’ll buy ready-made meatballs in the freezer section of my local grocery store. 

I place the meatballs in the slow cooker and add my favorite sauce. Meatballs with BBQ sauce are favorites at my house. Plus, they are so easy to make.

What Makes Meatballs So Appealing?

It’s all about that sauce! From chunky tomato sauce to Honey Bourbon to Buffalo sauce, the sauce is what makes meatballs so good. Whether you like a mild sauce, a sweet sauce or a hot sauce, we’ve got you covered when it comes to saucy meatballs.

How To Keep Meatballs From Falling Apart In The Sauce

When meatballs fall apart, it’s usually due to the binder. Most meatball recipes call for breadcrumbs and eggs to bind the meat together. If you use too many eggs or breadcrumbs, the meatballs become soggy and loose. 

The recipes below have the right amount of eggs and breadcrumbs so your meatballs will be perfect.

What To Serve With Meatballs

Casual meatball subs are fun to pair with chips for a quick and easy meal. You can find more pairings below:

  • Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes 
  • Egg Noodles
  • Spaghetti (or other pasta)
  • Pita Bread
  • Slider Buns
  • Cheese 

33 Meatball Recipes To Make In The Slow Cooker

  1. Mongolian Glazed Meatballs
  2. Turkey Zucchini Meatballs
  3. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
  4. Salisbury Steak Meatballs
  5. Sriracha Teriyaki Meatballs
  6. Swedish Meatballs
  7. Sun-Dried Tomato Vegan Meatballs
  8. Mushroom Meatballs
  9. Thai Chicken Meatballs
  10. Cranberry Orange Meatballs
  11. Honey Ginger & Garlic Pork Meatballs
  12. Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesy Meatballs
  13. Cranberry Meatballs
  14. Bacon Meatballs
  15. Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
  16. Crock-Pot Swedish Meatballs
  17. Chili Grape Meatballs
  18. Hawaiian Meatballs
  19. BBQ Venison Meatballs
  20. Honey Buffalo Meatballs
  21. Verde Pork Meatballs
  22. Honey Bourbon Meatballs
  23. Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
  24. Pineapple Tequila Meatballs
  25. Porcupine Meatballs
  26. Apple Butter Meatballs
  27. Mango Sriracha Turkey Meatballs
  28. Saucy Beer BBQ Meatballs
  29. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
  30. Rosemary Garlic Meatballs
  31. Mango Garlic Meatballs
  32. Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Meatballs
  33. Teriyaki Tempeh Meatballs

Slow Cooker Meatball Recipes

However you like your meatballs, you’re sure to find several varieties that suit your fancy.

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