Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs

I get lazier as I age. I don't have time for complicated things, especially in the kitchen. This realization has created a new love between my crocopot and me. 2015 might just go down as being the year of the crockpot. In the past week I have adapted three of my favorite stovetop/oven recipes and transformed them into slow cooker sensations. Just like my apple obsession last fall, I am kitchen-smitten once again. I hope you enjoy this super easy version of spaghetti and meatballs!

Heat olive oil in a skillet and add onion, bell pepper, parsley, garlic, jalapeños (optional, but Dan and I LOVED the zing), sugar and Italian seasoning. 

Cook until veggies are soft.

Add them, along with meatballs, tomato sauce and pasta sauce to a crockpot.

Cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or High for 4 to 5 hours. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan.

Happy new year, by the way! May this year bring many blessings your way!

Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs

EASY spaghetti and meatballs, made right in your crockpot!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 4, 2015

Serves: 8-10

Total time: 7-8 hrs on Low or 4-5 hrs on High

Crockpot

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Two 29-oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 24-oz. jar pasta sauce
  • 22-oz. package frozen meatballs
  • 16-oz. package spaghetti, cooked to al dente
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for topping
Instructions:
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, parsley, garlic, jalapeños (if using), sugar and Italian seasoning. Cook, stirring frequently, until veggies are soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the cooked veggies to a crockpot, along with the tomato sauce, pasta sauce and meatballs. Cook on Low heat for 7 to 8 hours or High heat for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles and top with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!