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Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

The easiest way to enjoy a classic is with this slow cooker spaghetti & meatballs.  The pasta is perfect, the sauce has a kick and the meatballs are the perfect hearty companion!  Toss it all in and let the slow cooker do all the work!

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Spaghetti & Meatballs is such a comfort food!  In my house dinner time is the witching hour!  Everyone is crabby and everyone seems to need mom!  This slow cooker spaghetti & meatballs recipe is a lifesaver!  I toss all the ingredients in and let it do all the work for me while I listen about funny things that happened at school, break up fights, answer homework questions and cuddle a baby who is hangry!

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Ingredients for Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs:

  • Jar of Tomato Sauce
  • Spaghetti Noodles
  • Beef Broth
  • Rotel
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Minced Garlic
  • Farm Rich Meatballs


Grab your slow cooker and add the entire jar of tomato sauce to the bottom.

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Next use some muscles and break the entire box of spaghetti noodles in half and add to the pot!

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Next in the pot is beef broth.  4 cups! You can use water here but the broth really gives it so much flavor!  You can certainly use chicken or vegetable here too!  I just prefer beef!

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To get a bit of kick, add in 1 small can of Rotel.  You can also substitute diced canned tomatoes here if you wish!

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Add in 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning.  This contains oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme and lots of other great seasonings!

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and of course…garlic!  Peeled and minced!

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Now give it a good mix…mix it real good!  You want to be sure the pasta noodles have separated!

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Then top your beautiful pot of goodness off with frozen Farm Rich Italian Seasoned Meatballs.

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Pop on your top and turn your slow cooker on to HIGH.

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2.5 – 3 hours later… (2 hours 45 minutes is the magic time for my particular slow cooker!)

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Pop off that lid and give your pot a really good stir…enjoy this deliciousness!

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The Meatballs are gluten-free, and come in three varieties – Turkey, Original and Italian Style – with up to 13g of protein per serving.  For this recipe, I used the Italian Style.  We also love the Original for easy meatball sandwiches and Turkey are great for appetizers for game day!

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Getting back to dinner…I like to top mine with grated Parmesan and fresh basil.  My kids (2, 6, 10) devoured this!

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

A classic dish with no work at all! Slow cooker spaghetti & meatballs will become a weekly favorite in your house!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 jar Tomato Pasta Sauce 24 ounces
  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can Rotel 10 ounces
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasonings
  • 2 tsps garlic peeled & minced
  • 1 package Frozen Meatballs Farm Rich Italian Seasoned


  • Add your favorite jar of pasta sauce to your slow cooker
  • Break 1 lb of pasta noodles (1 box) in half and add to slow cooker
  • Add in beef broth
  • Add in 1 can of Rotel or canned petite diced tomatoes
  • Add Italian Seasoning and minced garlic
  • Mix well. Be sure that the noodles are separated.
  • Add frozen meatballs to top in single layer.
  • Place lid on slow cooker and turn on high for 2.5-3 hours
  • Remove lid and mix well.


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  1. Wow! This looks so good! I’ll have to see if I can cut the recipe down as there is only two of us. Hubby likes leftovers BUT I don’t want to eat this for a month! :)

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