This was a nice meal and it was great to put it all in and then forget about it. I wasn't thrilled with the texture of the pasta...it was a little gummy, but overall the dish was very tasty (in fact, two people in the family said they liked the pasta this way because it reminded them of "catered" ziti!). I will confess I used my own meatball recipe, but followed the sauce recipe exact except that I added some salt. It only took 2 hours in my crockpot on low! It's a Rival 4.5 quart and everything fit just to the top, so I don't know why it got done so early. I took it out and put it in a casserole dish with a lid and then warmed it at dinner time. Thanks for sharing...I knew I would be busy today and it was nice to know dinner was already done.