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Easy Crockpot Italian Meatballs Recipe

The easiest meatballs you will ever make! Perfect for those busy weeknights!!

Course Main Course


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (I use gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup parmesean cheese
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped) *can use fresh, but dried works in a pinch!
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce


  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, egg, garlic, salt and pepper together. Mix up until combined. Form small meatballs, mine are about 1/4 inch. Pour the jar of sauce into crockpot. Slowly drop in meatballs one by one. Cook on low, 5-6 hours. Serve over pasta or zoodles. My kids love this over noodles with a side of garlic bread!

Recipe Notes

*meatballs freeze well. I do not cook mine prior to freezing.
If you freeze the meatballs, follow the steps above, by pouring the sauce into the crockpot and dropping in the meatballs. Cook on low, 6 hours.