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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Meatballs & Zoodles (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)


  • Author: Shannon Epstein
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 23 medium size zucchini make into zoodles
  • 1 tablespoon oil or more (for Instant Pot)

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Sauce:

  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  1. Add sauce ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Add all the meatball ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix together well with your hands until all the ingredients are blended together. Form mixture into 10-12 meatballs.
  3. Add meatballs to the slow cooker.
  4. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
  5. Add zoodles to the slow cooker and cook an additional 5-15 minutes or until tender.

Instant Pot

  1. Add all the meatball ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix together well with your hands until all the ingredients are blended together. Form mixture into 10-12 meatballs.
  2. Set Instant Pot to the high saute setting. Once hot, add oil.
  3. Add meatballs and brown on each side, 3-5 minutes. Remove meatballs from IP. You might have to brown them in batches. Add more oil if needed.
  4. Add sauce ingredients and stir to mix well.  Add the meatballs back into the pressure cooker.
  5. Close and seal vent. Select manual setting and set time for 7 minutes. Quick-release pressure when cook time is completed. Turn off the pressure cooker. Add zoodles and place lid back on. No need to lock & seal the lid. Let zoodles in the hot appliance until tender, approximately 5-10 minutes.