Super Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs in the Crockpot

It just does not get any easier than this. This is a meal that you can put the meat in the crockpot while it is still frozen and everything turns out perfect. It does cook quickly, so if you’re putting it in the crockpot before you leave for work you will want to use the low setting.

Ingredients:

  • (2) 24 oz jars of  spaghetti sauce
  • 1 bag of frozen meatballs
  • 1-2 pounds of spaghetti noodles

 

Dump your frozen meatballs into the crockpot.


Pour the spaghetti sauce over the meatballs.

I like to get every last bit of sauce out of the jar and thin the sauce down a tad, so I add a little water to the empty jar and slosh it around.

I then pour the watery remnants into the crockpot.

This cooks pretty quickly. On the high setting it is certainly done in 4 hours (maybe quicker depending on your crockpot). Or, cook on low for about 6 hours. If it is done before you are ready to serve it, just put it on warm if your crockpot has that option.

About 20 minutes before you are ready to serve, boil your spaghetti noddles on the stove according to the package directions.

Plate it up and serve the spaghetti and meatballs over the noodles.

Freeze your leftovers and then make this spaghetti pie  later

And that spaghetti jar? Re-purpose it into a vase as I did in this tutorial.

Super Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs in the Crockpot
Dinner
6-8
 
Perfect meal for a busy night. This is simple and requires minimal work.
Ingredients
  • Two 24 oz jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 bag of frozen meatballs
  • 1-2 pounds of spaghetti noodle
Instructions
  1. Dump your frozen meatballs into the crockpot.
  2. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the meatballs.
  3. I like to get every last bit out of the jar and thin the sauce down and bit, so I add a little water to the empty jar and slosh it around.
  4. Then pour the watery remnants into the crockpot.
  5. This cooks pretty quickly. On the high setting it is certainly done in 4 hours (maybe quicker depending on your crockpot). Or, cook on low for about 6 hours.
  6. If it is done before you are ready to serve it, just put it on warm if your crockpot has that option.
  7. About 20 minutes before you are ready to serve, boil your spaghetti noddles on the stove according to the package directions. .
  8. Plate it up and serve the spaghetti and meatballs over the noodles.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Such a great and simple idea. I could see doing the same thing with meatball subs instead to shave off even more time. Thanks for the great idea!

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing this. It looks perfect for those days I have to work later. I’ll be joining you all next Thursday at Running with Glitter. I’m on a mission!

  3. says

    Wow! So simple and so perfect for my life! I’m always looking for crockpot ideas to help with more nutritious dinners. I don’t think McD’s drive through several times a week will win me mother of the year :) Thank you for posting this to “Just Something I Whipped Up”.

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