Completely Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs

The Spruce

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
395 Calories
12g Fat
35g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 395
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 37g
Calcium 48mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This wonderful and super easy main dish tastes like Spaghetti-Os. You can vary the amount of pasta or meatballs according to your taste. Just make sure that the pasta is submerged in the liquid before you start the crock pot.

You can also add more ingredients—some chopped onion or garlic if your family likes it, or some shredded carrots would add flavor and nutrition. You could add some chicken or beef broth in place of the water for a more flavorful dish.

Top the cooked pasta and meatballs with some grated Parmesan cheese. For a complete meal, all you need is some toasted garlic bread and a green salad tossed with mushrooms and avocados. For dessert, some chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, or brownies would be the perfect finishing touch.


  • 8 ounces spaghetti pasta (broken into pieces)
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (20 to 22 ounce) package frozen completely cooked meatballs
  • 2 cups water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs ingredients
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  2. Combine the spaghetti pasta, spaghetti sauce, frozen meatballs, and water in a 4-quart slow cooker and mix to combine. Make sure that the pasta is submerged in the liquid in the crock pot.

    Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs
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  3. Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours or until pasta is tender and meatballs are thoroughly heated to 160 F as measured with a meat thermometer, stirring once with a large spoon during the cooking time. This method will make the pasta quite soft, like Spaghetti-Os.

    Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs
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  4. Serve with grated cheese, if desired. Enjoy!

    Spaghetti and meatballs topped with cheese

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  • You can cook the sauce, meatballs, and water for 5 to 7 hours on low until the meatballs are 160 F then stir in the pasta.
  • Try to make sure that the pasta is completely immersed in the sauce.
  • Turn the crock pot to high. Cover and cook the pasta on high for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once, until the pasta is tender. This will make pasta that is more al dente.