Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs

Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs made in the slow cooker! Childhood food that even adults will love!

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Easy, Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs made in the slow cooker. This crockpot recipe is delicious enough for kids AND adults!

Sometimes I just need comfort food in my life. You know what I’m talking about. For me, comfort food is that which reminds me of home. Whether it be my childhood, my children, family, friends. Life’s moments in our family are often shared around food.

Yet, as I’ve gotten older, and my palate has expanded, a can of spaghettios and meatballs just doesn’t taste good to me anymore.

I’m not sure that I ever LOVED it, but I definitely spent many meals eating it. My mom would buy cases of them from Aldi or the grocery store, and we kids would eat them for lunches, snacks, dinner. I know I would take some to college with me too (easy to make in the microwave for a quick, filling meal).

Easy, Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs made in the slow cooker. This crockpot recipe is delicious enough for kids AND adults!

Today, I’ve got a homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs recipe that even adults will enjoy! I used some cooked turkey meatballs (just to lighten things up a bit), and I let them simmer in the crockpot with a homemade sauce. If you prefer, use the frozen meatballs from the grocery store. You don’t even need to thaw them! Cook for about 5-6 hours on low. About a half hour before dinner, I tossed in the ditalini noodles. Not only did they cook, but they absorbed much of the extra liquid in the slow cooker!

While the noodles were simmering away, I whipped up a quick batch of Pillsbury breadsticks. I always melt a little butter and add some garlic salt to it. Then brush it on the warm breadsticks and sprinkle with some grated parmesan cheese!

I love making meals like this near the end of the week. That way my kids can re-heat this over the weekend for snacking and lunches! Happy Eating!

Easy, Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs made in the slow cooker. This crockpot recipe is delicious enough for kids AND adults!

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Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs

Yield: 6 servings

Cook Time:10 minutes

Total Time:6 hours

Ingredients:

  • 40 cooked meatballs
  • 2 can (15oz each) tomato sauce
  • 32oz beef broth
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8oz ditalini noodles, dry

Directions:

  1. In a large slow cooker, add frozen (or fresh) meatballs. Top with sauce, broth, oregano, garlic, basil and salt. Simmer on low, covered, for 5-6 hours.
  2. Half hour before serving, add the noodles. Stir into the sauce, cover, and let cook. Serve dinner with breadsticks and salad! ENJOY

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Easy, Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs made in the slow cooker. This crockpot recipe is delicious enough for kids AND adults!

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37 comments on “Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs”

  1. Jay

    I too am all about making ahead and freezing.  Your meatball recipe will be very versatile will other recipes.   I have a cookie scoop which should simply the making of the meatballs.   

  2. Courtney

    Made this tonight.  During the process, I thought, “Too many meatballs!  Too much sauce!  Not enough pasta!”  But I was totally wrong.  Exactly the right amount of everything.  This was SO good and SO easy.  Thanks for a terrific recipe!  

  3. Diane

    Is that a total of 15oz of tomato sauce, or 2 15oz cans?

  4. Kelsey

    When you say 2 cans of tomato sauce, is it plain with no seasoning? And not a jar? Do you have a specific one you like?

  5. Kate

    I’m a little confused, did you cook your homemade meatballs first, then put them in the crock pot or just put them straight into the crockpot to cook?

  6. Briana

    You didn’t specify wether it’s tomatoe sauce goya brand type or spaghetti tomato sauce. I️ just put spaghetti sauce in it and now it probably won’t turn out right ! I was hoping for a good dinner but from the looks of the instructions not being specified about “tomatoe sauce” it won’t turn out. 

  7. Will be making this tomorrow!  FYI…I found little round ‘o’ pasta online from Walmart,  Creamette is the brand name.  Can’t wait, hoping the g-kids love it!!!!

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