Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe is special more for its cooking method than its ingredients. You can modify it to suit your taste, but I think you'll agree...making spaghetti and meatballs can't get any easier than this !

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounces raw spaghetti
  • 26 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 20 frozen cooked meatballs
  • 1 cup water


  1. Break spaghetti in half and put in crock pot.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
  3. Cover, cook on Low 4-6 hours, or on High 2 hours. Stir once at "halftime".
  4. Note -- I use homemade meatballs, which I always have on hand, but I use a purchased sauce with garlic that my children love. The can size was 681 ml. Also, I never measure the pasta, I just use two handfuls. But the Recipezaar editors could not computer such a measurement.


Most Helpful

Sorry, the pasta came out like glue and a waste to good meatballs.

Abby Girl March 11, 2014

I've made this basic recipe a number of times. I don't know where I found it, but it works fine with minor changes. Cook sauce, onion, and frozen meatballs for 2 or three hrs. Then turn up crockpot to high, break up pasta,add,and stir well. Cook for one hour or so. My wife calls it cafeteria spaghetti.

dnkChiefsfan October 27, 2016

I used a normal size jar of pasta sauce, 1 lb box of angel hair pasta, 1 small bag of Armour meatballs and 1 cup of water. At 2 hours on low the noodles were already sticking together but were a weird white color and chewy. By 3 hours, the whole meal is stuck together and it can't even be stirred without turning the meatballs into ground beef. It's pretty much just spaghetti paste.

Ashley W. March 13, 2016

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