Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is one meal closer to making life simple and delicious.  Each meatball is seasoned perfectly and topped with a quick and easy homemade sauce your whole family will love.

Crock Pots are the exact tool we need to take control in our lives when life begins to get crazy. And Spaghetti and Meatballs is the perfect family comfort food meal that will get life right back on track.

This easy Crock Pot recipe is perfect any night of the week and is full of home cooked deliciousness. It all starts with homemade meatballs that are seasoned with stuffing mix to give them an amazing flavor, then topped with a robust spaghetti sauce and of course mixed with spaghetti noodles and parmesan cheese for never ending cheesy goodness.

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When I think of the word Crock Pot I immediately feel relieved. Why?  Because dinner is cooking while I am doing something else or spending more time with my family.

Do you have to cook meatballs before putting them in a crock pot?

  • No.  For this recipe you simple make your meatballs and place them in the bottom of a lightly greased crock pot raw.
  • The meatballs get covered with spaghetti sauce and cook for a few hours.

Raw meatballs in the bottom of crock pot in preparation of Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Can you cook spaghetti in a slow cooker?

  • Yes.  The key to cooking pasta in a crock pot is knowing when to add them in so they don’t turn out mushy.
  • Pasta can quickly get soggy in a slow cooker so for this recipe you will add the spaghetti noodles the last hour of cooking to get perfectly cooked noodles.

Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs makes a delicious hearty family meal.  A few great options to serve along side spaghetti and meatballs is The Best Skillet CornbreadCreamy Pea Salad with Bacon, or this creamy Apple Walnut Salad. Spaghetti and Meatballs is truly a family classic meal you can’t go wrong serving your family!

Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs being dished up out of a crock pot.

Many times I have been asked, how do you make good meatballs? Meatballs really are not that difficult to prepare with the right ingredients. For this recipe simply mix ground beef, stuffing mix (ground into fine bread crumbs), an egg, milk, onion, Worcestershire sauce and seasoning in a large bowl. Form into meatballs and you are ready for the sauce.

How do you make a good spaghetti sauce?

For a good spaghetti sauce I like to combine a jar of chunky combination pasta sauce with crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, diced onion, garlic salt, pepper and a dash of sugar.  Mix it well to combine and then serve over spaghetti and meatballs.

Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs served on a white plate and garnished with fresh parsley.

Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs allows you to make a delicious and hearty meal for your family without having to spend all day and night in the kitchen. When it comes to simplicity, incorporating a crock pot into your regimen is ideal.

So when you are in a bind or just looking for some extra time on your hands (aren’t we all) then whip out those crock pots and enjoy and the best Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs for your next family meal.

spaghetti and meatballs in a crock pot with a spoon
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3.5 from 4 votes
Servings: 6 people
Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
 
Author: Shannon Johanson
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Crock Pot Spaghetti and meatballs
Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is one meal closer to making life simple and delicious. Each meatball is seasoned perfectly and topped with a quick and easy homemade sauce your whole family will love.
Ingredients
  • 3/4 lb spaghetti noodles uncooked
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • parsley freshly chopped for garnish
For the meatballs
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup seasoned stuffing mix ground into crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic pepper
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
For the sauce
  • 1 24 ounce jar chunky combination pasta sauce
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray the bottom and sides of a 6qt crock pot with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the meatballs and mix. Form into 17 meatballs and place in the bottom of the crock pot.

  3. In another large bowl combine all the ingredients for the sauce and mix well to combine. Pour sauce over the top of the meatballs and cook on high for 3 hours.

  4. The last hour of cooking add the uncooked spaghetti noodles and beef broth. Cover back up and finish cooking. Once done, stir to combine noodles, sauce and meatballs, add in Parmesan cheese and top with freshly chopped parsley.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 476, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 80mg, Sodium: 1495mg, Potassium: 1275mg, Carbohydrates: 67g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 14g, Protein: 33g, Vitamin A: 19%, Vitamin C: 27.7%, Calcium: 21.3%, Iron: 34.3%

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Shannon Johanson

Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her "me" time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon's philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.

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