Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Turkey Meatballs

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Turkey Meatballs
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Stumped on what appetizer to serve at your next party? Look no further because these slow cooker sweet and spicy turkey meatballs will be all the rage! The “sweet” comes from zero-calorie Splenda® Stevia Sweetener and the “spicy” comes from Sriracha sauce. Like ground beef, ground turkey is high in protein, but much lower in fat, so you can enjoy the deliciousness of these turkey meatballs with fewer calories. 

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  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    4 hr 35 min
  • Servings
    5 Servings
  • Serving size
    4 meatballs
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

5 Servings

  • Serving Size
    4 meatballs
  • Amount per serving Calories 240

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 2.4g
    • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 105mg
  • Sodium 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 4g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 21g
  • Potassium 440mg
  • Phosphorus 225mg


  • lean ground turkey
    1 lbs
  • bread crumbs
    1/4 cup
  • eggs
    1 large
  • green onion (scallion) (chopped, divided)
  • garlic (minced)
    3 clove
  • no-sugar-added orange marmalade
    12 oz
  • Splenda® Stevia Sweetener
    1/4 cup
  • sriracha
    2 tbsp
  • lime (juiced)
  • lower sodium soy sauce
    1 tbsp
  • sesame seeds (for garnish)
    1 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 3 green onions, and garlic together until just combined. Portion turkey mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place in an even layer on prepared baking sheets.

  2. Bake, flipping meatballs halfway through, until golden brown and fully cooked and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 15–20 minutes.

  3. Mix marmalade, sweetener, Sriracha, lime juice, and soy sauce together in a small slow cooker until combined. Add meatballs and toss to coat. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours, or on low for 4 hours until flavors develop. Top with remaining green onions and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy.