Rice Cooker Spaghetti With Meatballs

"This is truly a one pot dinner. So quick, easy and tasty. The recipe is in the booklet that came with my 16 cup rice cooker. I used a store brand jar of spaghetti sauce that had garlic in it so I did not use the 2 cloves of garlic. I used whole wheat pasta so it took about 25 minutes to cook. I think regular pasta would cook in the 20 minutes that the recipe states."
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Ready In:
8 cups




  • Combine all ingredients in cooking bowl in order listed.
  • Place bowl into rice cooker and plug in the appliance; the warm light will come on.
  • Push the on switch to cook and place the lid on the cooker.
  • Set kitchen timer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Test pasta for doneness.
  • Place the lid back on the cooker and if necessary, cook several minutes longer until pasta is tender,
  • Serve immediately.
  • If desired, garnish each serving with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve with Texas toast.

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  1. I figured why not try it? It works! I’ll use this method again. I used my own meatballs (freezer) and not a pound (that would be way too much IMO). Leftovers heated up great. Next time I’ll cut back a cup of water and use extra sauce (more flavor). My rice cooker - I used the white rice cycle. Timed 40 minutes, shut off and let sit 5 minutes. Thanks for sharing.
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  1. I made this again changing one 1 cup of water for more sauce and a little extra spice. I made the mini meatballs posted here. Same rice cooker time, 40 minutes on the white rice cycle. This comes in so handy when I don’t have time to make spaghetti the traditional way. Yum!


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