These pesto turkey meatballs are made in the slow cooker, and require minimal prep! So delicious and family friendly too! You can substitute ground chicken or ground beef if you'd like, and they freeze really well too!
To your food processor, add garlic, onion, parsley, basil, parmesan, walnuts, salt, and pepper. Pulse until mixture is very fine, like a pesto. Add turkey to a medium mixing bowl and add pesto mixture. Add egg and panko breadcrumbs and mix until thoroughly combined.
Heat a nonstick skillet to medium/high heat and add olive oil. Cook meatballs for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Add meatballs to your crockpot. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the crockpot. Don't stir, the meatballs are very delicate at this stage.
Shake the crockpot a little bit to be sure the sauce reaches the bottom. Cook on low heat for 6-7 hours. Serve with pasta, zucchini noodles, on rolls or subs, or by themselves!