Crockpot Italian Meatless Meatballs

2.9 (55 reviews)

Crockpot Italian Meatless Meatballs



  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nondairy milk or creamer
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. liquid aminos, tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 pkg. frozen vegan meatballs (try Trader Joe’s or Gardein)


  • Place all the ingredients, except the vegan meatballs, in a slow cooker and stir until well combined.
  • Add the vegan meatballs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 1 hour. Serve with pasta or in subs or sliders.

Makes 4 to 6 servings



Rated 2.9/5 based on 55 reviews

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