A classic dish with no work at all! Slow cooker spaghetti & meatballs will become a weekly favorite in your house!

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 vegetables 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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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 Recipe

YIELD 10 servings

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 3 hours
TOTAL TIME 3 hours 5 minutes
A classic dish with no work at all! Slow cooker spaghetti & meatballs will become a weekly favorite in your house!
3.2 from 5 votes


  • 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.



Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 657mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 351IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg
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