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Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

Easy set it and forget it one pot slow cooker spaghetti and meatballs will be your go-to healthy spaghetti recipe! Everything - even the noodles! - are cooked in the crockpot and the flavor is outstanding. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword slow cooker, spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces spaghetti noodles, broken in half
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil or thyme for garnish (optional)

Meatballs

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Sauce

  • 1 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix with your hands until mixture is blended. Form mixture into 12 balls. Set aside.
  • In a greased slow cooker, combine marinara sauce, basil, garlic, and Italian seasoning and stir. Arrange meatballs on top of sauce. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6 hours on low. 
  • Uncover and use a fork or tongs to transfer meatballs to a plate. Add noodles to slow cooker making sure the noodles are covered by the sauce. Return meatballs to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high 15-25 minutes until noodles are softened. Give it a stir, then top with fresh basil or thyme and grated parmesan cheese. Serve hot.