Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs 15 mins

This recipe from Canadian Living Magazine can also be made with ground beef, chicken or pork. The meatballs and sauce would also be good served over pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the meatballs, beat the egg in a bowl.
  2. Mix in the onion, garlic, bread crumbs, cheese, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the turkey; mix well.
  4. Shape into 16 balls.
  5. Bake on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet in a 400 degree F oven until firm, about 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer to the bowl of a slow cooker.
  7. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  8. Fry the onion, basil, oregano, salt and pepper until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  9. Scrape into the bowl of the slow cooker.
  10. Stir in the tomatoes.
  11. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours or until bubbly.
  12. Stir in the parsley.
  13. Divide the meatballs among the buns and ladle some sauce over the meatballs.
  14. Garnish with pepper strips and parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very nice texture and flavor. They smelled great while baking. Thank you.

5 5

We gave this a "three forks up" (only 3 because there are only 3 of us)! We loved it. With my pound of gr. turkey, I made 20 meatballs. My meatballs stuck to the foil when baking, so I would spray the foil with cooking spray (canola or olive) and probably use heavier foil because it tore also. I just cooked the sauce in a pan, and added the meatballs when they were done in the oven. I used red and green peppers because I had some to use up. And we loooooved these sandwiches!

5 5

Absolutely delicious! They were perfectly flavored and honestly, I did not have the time to make the homemade sauce, so I just simmered the meatballs in "Traditional" Ragu sauce and cooked them in the oven a little longer than the recipe called for. But they were so tender and juicy! Oh I want another one just talking about it! lol