Italian Meatballs in the Crock Pot

Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Great for pasta toppers or for a hearty meatball sandwich, topped with lots of mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl, beat egg with salt, seasoning, red pepper flakes and garlic.
  2. Add chopped onion, beef, pork, bread crumbs and parmesan.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Shape into 1 ½” balls.
  5. Place meatballs in 5 qt or larger crock pot.
  6. In same bowl, mix tomato sauce with wine and pour over meatballs.
  7. Cover and cook on low til meatballs are no longer pink in the middle, 5-6 hours.
  8. Great on pasta, or on a bun as a sandwich, topped with parmesan and/or mozzarella.


Most Helpful

Fabulous. I've made this recipe many times. It freezes very well so it's great to make a double batch to have an easy dinner on hand.

swimbikeruneat March 02, 2014

It is great, I made medium sized meatballs and got about 3 dozen. I bought dinner rolls and used them as subs. They worked out perfectly for a small side dish. Next time, I will add some italian seasoning to the tomato sauce and a little less wine. I think it would be a little better if the sauce was a little thicker. I may even try adding canned tomatoes.

Chef Sunshine Forever January 25, 2010

These were absolutely delicious. I'm making them again this week. Only thing I added was a little fennel seed.I only made 1 doz. I'm doubling.

floridamamma December 17, 2005

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