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
Keyword slow cooker, spaghetti
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours10minutes
12ouncesspaghetti noodles, broken in half
grated parmesan cheese
fresh basil or thyme for garnish (optional)
1poundlean ground beef
1/3cuppanko bread crumbs
124 ounce jarmarinara sauce
1/3cuppacked fresh basil, finely chopped
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.