Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Recipe
Finally! Finally! Finally! I have perfected the Easy Crockpot Spaghetti recipe that tastes amazing! If you have to feed a large family, this recipe would be perfect for you. I had a large group of people over (teenagers who eat lots) and I was amazed at how much spaghetti I was able to make in my Crockpot. Oh, and notice it’s a new Crockpot with WeMo technology! Yeah baby!! Crockpot kindly sent me the newest, latest and greatest product to try and I love it! I have a family full techie nerds and my kids may have made fun of me for having my very own Crockpot wifi connection but hey, it’s cool!
The Wifi enabled WeMo slow cooker allows you to control the slow cooker from an app on your smartphone. You can start or stop dinner on your way home. Basically, the crockpot has a signal from your home connection that your phone can read and control.
For you non techie friends, you can still control the slow cooker the same way you always have been from some simple buttons on the front too.
My first recipe in this bad boy was a huge pot of Spaghetti.
There are a few things to know about this recipe. I added lots of sauce and a little water. If you don’t have enough water or sauce the noodles will stay hard. They need moisture in order to cook properly. It’s important to note that I used a Whole Grain Spaghetti noodles. Each noodle type may cook a bit differently time wise. Be sure to check the noodles by stirring them about 2 hours into cooking this dish. If they are not soft by this time, you may need a bit more water.
Also, the meatballs I used were Italian flavored. I did not add any additional seasonings at all. I didn’t have a need to. Probably because I used the fire roasted crushed tomatoes. Those are packed with flavor.
- 1 package of frozen meatballs
- 2 large cans 24 oz of your favorite spaghetti sauce
- 1 large can 28 oz of crush tomatoes (I used a fire roasted to add additional flavor)
- 2 cups water
- 1 container spaghetti noodles
- Add the frozen meatballs straight from the freezer as the first layer of this recipe in the crockpot.
- Add the spaghetti sauce
- Add the crushed tomatoes
- add the noodles
- add the water
- Cover and cook on low for approximately 3 to 4 hours or until the noodles are soft.
This is definitely my go to recipe when I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but I have a huge family to feed. Feel free to cut down the size of this recipe too. Just adjust the cooking time to a lower amount. For example, if you split this recipe in half, it may only take about 2 hours to cook completely. You can always tell by stirring it and tasting the noodles.