Veggie Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe {Hide Their Veggies!}

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!
If you are looking for the best veggie meatballs recipe then look no further! Whether you have picky kids and need to sneak in some extra veggies without them knowing, or you just need to pack some extra vegetables into your own diet, then these veggie meatballs are the perfect way to add that veggie serving to your diet! These veggie meatballs are made in a slow cooker and they couldn’t be any easier to make. Plus they taste amazing! Your kids will have no idea that you hid some extra veggies in their meatballs.

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!
Thoroughly wash all of the vegetables before starting (scroll down for the recipe and full ingredients list).

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!
Rough chop the onion and place in the blender along with the spinach, blend until you have a relatively smooth consistency.

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!

Once blended, pour into a hot nonstick pan with the oil, salt and pepper.  Cover and cook until the onions are transparent. Then add in the chopped peppers and fresh basil. 

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!

In a large bowl combine the meat, breadcrumbs, cooked vegetable mixture and raw tomatoes.  Mix until fully combined (I like to wear food grade rubber gloves for this).  Add in a little more of the breadcrumbs it the mixture is too wet). 

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!

Form uniform sized meatballs that are about 1.5″ around then set into the crock pot, pour the tomato sauce over them to cover completely.

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!

Add the lid and cook on low for about 3-4 hours or until the meatballs are done.  The final cook time will depend on the size of the meatballs and the actual cooking temperature of the crockpot.

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!
Serve alone or on a bed of pasta! This makes for an easy weeknight meal that’s ready when you get home that evening!

Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!
Another way I love to serve these meatballs is over a bed of spaghetti squash. My kids aren’t all so adventurous as to eat squash in place of noodles but some of them love it and for the others I serve noodles as well. It’s so yummy!

Veggie Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe {Hide Their Veggies!}

Hide your children's veggies inside their favorite meatballs!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground bison or beef
  • 1 big fist full of spinach
  • 1 medium onion
  • about a cup of chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ to ½ cup of peppers
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2-5 fresh basil leaves
  • about 1 cup of bread crumbs or Panko
  • 1 large jar of tomato sauce, I like to use a tomato and basil.

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash all of the vegetables before starting. Rough chop the onion and place in the blender along with the spinach, blend until you have a relatively smooth consistency then pour into a hot, nonstick pan with the oil, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the onions are transparent.
  2. Then add in the chopped peppers and fresh basil.
  3. In a large bowl combine the meat, breadcrumbs, cooked vegetable mixture and raw tomatoes. Mix until fully combined (I like to wear food grade rubber gloves for this). Add in a little more of the breadcrumbs it the mixture is too wet).
  4. Form uniform sized meatballs that are about 1.5 around then set into the crock pot, pour the tomato sauce over them to cover completely. Add the lid and cook on low for about 3-4 hours or until the meatballs are done. The final cook time will depend on the size of the meatballs and the actual cooking temperature of the crockpot.
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Mouth watering veggie meatballs in a slow cooker! This crock pot vegetable meatballs recipe is to die for! Step by step instructions and photos too!

Comments

  1. I hid veggies all sorts of places when my kids were younger. These look delicious!

  2. You know, I would have never thought about making my own at home. It does look easier than I thought!

  3. My kids love meatballs. I usually just buy them, but these look fantastic. I’m going to need to try these.

  4. What a great way to get the veggies in! Thank you for joining Delicious Dishes Recipe Party this week. We hope to see you again next week!

  5. Pasta is a staple in my home and I will definitely be trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

  6. What a great idea! They don’t look veggie filled at all! Thank goodness I don’t have the problem of having kids who hate veggies! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  7. Dandi D says:

    This looks like the perfect way to use fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden!

  8. These meatballs look so tasty! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party!

  9. I would love to try these! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!

  10. Daniel Murphy says:

    I do not see a full ingredient list and recipe on the page

  11. Rosalie Jeffrey-Hackett says:

    not seeing the recipe or full ingredient list

  12. I must be blind because I can’t find the recipe and ingredient list :/

  13. Amanda Seamans says:

    My 1 year old liked these, but my husband LOVED them! Anytime we have a get together now, my husband always gets me to make these. 🙂 They’re a big hit!

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