Crockpot Spaghetti

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Crockpot spaghetti is just about the easiest dinner recipe on the planet. You can make this slow cooker spaghetti for any weeknight dinner!

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Making dinner in the slow cooker is usually about ease for me. I like to have a little helper in the kitchen who can do the hard work while I focus on other things.

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The Crockpot makes every recipe easier because it means I don’t have to hover over the stove or oven while the cooking takes place. This crockpot spaghetti recipe is no exception!

If you have ever made a baked spaghetti recipe, this is very similar. It’s less like the loose noodles and sauce that we’re accustomed to and more like a lasagna style square that can be easily served and stored for leftovers.

Here’s what you’ll need to make crockpot spaghetti:

We will be using pretty standard Italian ingredients here for a tasty and delicious meal of slow cooker spaghetti.

There’s nothing super fancy happening in this Crockpot but it comes together like magic to create a super easy dinner recipe that everyone will devour.

A top down look at the delicious slow cooker recipe for spaghetti!

You can find the full amounts and ingredients in the recipe card below. But here’s a quick rundown of what we’ll be using: ground chuck, yellow onions, garlic, marinara sauce, fires roasted diced tomatoes, water, Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, thyme, basil, oregano, kosher salt, and black pepper.

We’ll also include a pinch of sugar to offset the acidity of the canned tomatoes! You’ll need dry spaghetti, shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan, and some fresh basil or parsley for garnish!

How to make slow cooker spaghetti:

Making this crockpot spaghetti is easy and simple. First we will need to heat a large skillet on medium high heat.

Add some oil to the pan and cook the ground beef with onions for about 6 minutes until he beef is completely cooked. Drain away the fat and return the meat to the pan!

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Now we will turn down the heat and add the garlic, cook that for about 2 minutes and then add the marinara, tomatoes, water, seasonings, sugar, vinegar, and sugar. Stir well and let it all combine for a few minutes.

Next we will place the mixture into a greased or lined slow cooker. I used a 6 quart, you could use a slightly smaller or larger one and still be fine! Top the mixture in the slow cooker with the broken spaghetti noodles.

Give everything a little stir and then top it with shredded cheese! Cover the pot and cook on low for 4 hours.

A side view of a slice of delicious crockpot spaghetti.

When it’s time to serve the recipe you can do so with some basil or parsley and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese!

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A top view of a piece of spaghetti on a plate ready to be served.

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Featured image showing the finished crockpot spaghetti ready to eat.

Crockpot Spaghetti

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Crockpot spaghetti is just about the easiest dinner recipe on the planet. You can make this slow cooker spaghetti for any weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground chuck (80/20 is what I use)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 5-7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (26 oz) jar of marinara sauce, your favorite brand
  • 1 (15 oz) can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of sugar, to counteract the acidity of the canned tomatoes
  • 8 oz dried spaghetti pasta, broken into thirds
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fresh parsley or basil, minced, for garnish
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Making this crockpot spaghetti is easy and simple. First we will need to heat a large skillet on medium high heat.
  2. Add some oil to the pan and cook the ground beef with onions for about 6 minutes until he beef is completely cooked. Drain away the fat and return the meat to the pan!
  3. Now we will turn down the heat and add the garlic, cook that for about 2 minutes and then add the marinara, tomatoes, water, seasonings, sugar, vinegar, and sugar. Stir well and let it all combine for a few minutes.
  4. Next we will place the mixture into a greased or lined slow cooker. I used a 6 quart, you could use a slightly smaller or larger one and still be fine! Top the mixture in the slow cooker with the broken spaghetti noodles.
  5. Give everything a little stir and then top it with shredded cheese! Cover the pot and cook on low for 4 hours.
  6. When it's time to serve the recipe you can do so with some basil or parsley and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 595Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 154mgSodium 716mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 51g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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