33 Slow Cooker Meatball Recipes

by Alli

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

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 totally 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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22 comments

valmg @ Mom Knows It All February 1, 2017 - 6:06 am

We love meatballs! I make them often and love to concoct difference recipes for them. This is a nice group of recipes!

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robin masshole mommy February 1, 2017 - 6:20 am

I always make mine in my crock pot. I learned my recipe from my mom and that’s how she always did it 🙂

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Chris Lewis February 1, 2017 - 6:29 am

Love meatballs and this is an amazing resource! Thank you for sharing so many great recipes. I am looking forward to trying so many of these!

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HeidiDee February 1, 2017 - 7:08 am

I am a huge meatball fan and this is an amazing variety of recipes! I will definitely have to try out using the crockpot to make them!

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Paula Schuck February 1, 2017 - 9:18 am

I am bookmarking this for the rest of my life! I LOVE to make meatballs as appetizers or in a main dish. I can’t wait to give all of these a try.

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy February 1, 2017 - 10:50 am

We love using our slow cooker. It’s so easy to throw some ingredients in there and then come home to a hot, well-cooked meal! These meatballs sound delicious!

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Jeanette February 1, 2017 - 11:10 am

This is Justin time for Super Bowl Sunday! I was trying to think of some really good ideas to make for the Super Bowl that can stay warm all day. I would definitely be checking out these recipes.

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Dawn McAlexander February 1, 2017 - 11:21 am

I just think that slow cooker recipes are the way to go. I do love me some meatballs, but I like them best when they are fixed in a slow cooker. Things just taste better and the cooking is a lot less stressful in a slow cooker.

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lisa February 1, 2017 - 1:16 pm

I love anything I can make in my slow cooker. Meatballs are always a great food to make too! I can’t wait to some of these recipes.

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Pam February 1, 2017 - 1:54 pm

I love meatballs! Spaghetti and meatballs, meatball subs, appetizer meatballs, you name it. I want to try the cranberry and orange meatballs.

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Bill S February 1, 2017 - 2:07 pm

These are great meatball recipes!!! I love making meatballs, I had not ever seen some of these variations before!

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candy February 1, 2017 - 3:08 pm

Wow 33 recipes and all for meatballs. Not sure where to even begin. At the top I guess.

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Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy February 1, 2017 - 7:50 pm

I love meatballs and my kids love meatballs. I can’t wait to dig into these recipes and try a few. They sound so good!

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Paula Bendfeldt Diaz February 1, 2017 - 9:01 pm

Some of these recipes look so interesting and so delicious. I will save this post so I can make some of these next week.

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Mimi Green February 2, 2017 - 12:41 am

This is right on time, I made meatballs for the first time last month. They were a hit and now I want to make all kinds.

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Ali February 2, 2017 - 6:00 am

I love my slow cooker! These recipes are just the thing I was looking for for Superbowl Sunday. The firecraker chicken ones sound right up my alley.

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Kita Bryant February 2, 2017 - 5:56 pm

Meatballs are an all time favorite of mine, but they can get old pretty quick. 33 recipes is more than enough to keep this old favorite fresh and delicious.

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Bonnie G February 2, 2017 - 7:54 pm

I love cooking in our slow cooker. These are all really great recipes. Yum.

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Dawn Gibson-Thigpen February 3, 2017 - 4:41 am

slow cookers are the best. my mom uses hers all of the time. i actually have one. i forgot about it. i think i am gonna try it out. also these recipes look and sound awesome. i do love a good meatball.

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instagram login February 4, 2017 - 4:27 am

I do love me some meatballs, but I like them best when they are fixed in a slow cooker.

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Josh @ The Kentucky Gent February 6, 2017 - 11:15 am

Thanks so much for including me in this roundup, I definitely appreciate the love!

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LauraOinAK February 27, 2017 - 1:46 am

Thank you for adding my Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs. My boys LOVE them. And if I take them to a potluck, I have zero leftovers.

I’ll have to try a few of the others ones in this link up, too.

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