Crock Pot Spaghetti

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.



Crock Pot Spaghetti is an easy dinner the whole family will love.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

The ground beef is cooked before adding it to the crock pot and the spaghetti noodles are added uncooked and left to cook in the sauce.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

This slow cooker spaghetti recipe takes about 20 minutes of prep time and 3.5 hours of slow cooking time on low.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

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To make this crock pot pasta recipe, I started by dumping two pounds of lean ground beef into a large saute pan over medium-high heat.

raw ground beef in a saute pan

I added some diced onions to the pan with the ground beef.

diced onions on top of raw ground beef in a saute pan

I crumbled the ground beef well as it cooked.

ground beef and diced onions cooking in a saute pan

Once no pink remained, I drained the grease from the pan.

cooked ground beef and diced onions in a saute pan

I dumped the cooked ground beef into the bottom of my crock pot.

cooked ground beef and diced onions in the bottom of a crock pot

Then I poured two jars of marinara sauce on top of the ground beef.

marinara sauce on top of cooked ground beef in a crock pot

I added some water, Italian seasoning, garlic puree, salt and pepper to the pot.

spices on top of marinara sauce in a crock pot

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

meat sauce in a crock pot

Then I placed the lid on the Crock Pot and turned it on low.

After 2 hours of cooking time, I removed the lid and stirred the contents well.

I broke some uncooked spaghetti noodles into thirds and added them to the pot.

uncooked spaghetti noodles on top of marinara sauce in a crock pot

I stirred until the noodles were mostly covered with the sauce.

uncooked spaghetti noodles mixed into meat sauce in a crock pot

Then I placed the lid back on the crock pot and left it to continue cooking on low.

After 3 hours of total cooking time, I removed the lid and stirred the contents well again.

Then I added some shredded parmesan and shredded mozzarella cheese to the pot.

shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top of spaghetti and meat sauce in a crock pot

I stirred just until the cheese was melted.

ground beef spaghetti in a crock pot

Then I sprinkled some more mozzarella cheese on top and didn’t stir.

shredded mozzarella cheese on top of spaghetti and meat sauce in a crock pot

I returned the lid to the crock pot and left it to continue cooking on low until the cheese on top was fully melted.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

I sprinkled some chopped parsley on top right before serving.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

This cheesy spaghetti with ground beef has the texture of baked spaghetti.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

This hearty spaghetti recipe is packed with flavour.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

If you are looking for a simple but delicious slow cooker pasta recipe with ground beef, then you need to try this Crock Pot Spaghetti!

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Crock Pot Spaghetti:

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 48 oz marinara sauce ( 2 x 24 oz jars)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 12 oz spaghetti noodles, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Optional Garnish

  • 1/2 tsp chopped parsley

How to Make Crock Pot Spaghetti:

  1. Dump the ground beef into a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the diced onions to the pan with the ground beef.
  3. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  4. Once no pink remains, drain the grease from the pan.
  5. Dump the cooked ground beef and onions into the bottom of a crock pot.
  6. Pour the marinara sauce on top of the ground beef.
  7. Add the water, Italian seasoning, garlic puree, salt and pepper to the crock pot.
  8. Stir all of the ingredients together well.
  9. Place lid on the crock pot and cook on LOW for 2 hours.
  10. After 2 hours remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  11. Break the spaghetti into thirds and add it to the pot.
  12. Stir until the noodles are mostly covered in sauce.
  13. Place the lid back on the crock pot and continue cooking on LOW for another hour.
  14. Then remove the lid from the pot and stir well again.
  15. Add the shredded parmesan and 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella to the pot.
  16. Stir just until the cheese is melted.
  17. Sprinkle the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese on top and do not stir.
  18. Return the lid to the pot and continue cooking on LOW until the cheese on top is completely melted. About 30 minutes.
  19. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top then serve.
  20. Enjoy!

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Yield: 4-6 servings

Crock Pot Spaghetti

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

Crock Pot Spaghetti is a hearty slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 48 oz marinara sauce ( 2 x 24 oz jars)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 12 oz spaghetti noodles, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Optional Garnish

  • 1/2 tsp chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Dump the ground beef into a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the diced onions to the pan with the ground beef.
  3. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  4. Once no pink remains, drain the grease from the pan.
  5. Dump the cooked ground beef and onions into the bottom of a crock pot.
  6. Pour the marinara sauce on top of the ground beef.
  7. Add the water, Italian seasoning, garlic puree, salt and pepper to the crock pot.
  8. Stir all of the ingredients together well.
  9. Place lid on the crock pot and cook on LOW for 2 hours.
  10. After 2 hours remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  11. Break the spaghetti into thirds and add it to the pot.
  12. Stir until the noodles are mostly covered in sauce.
  13. Place the lid back on the crock pot and continue cooking on LOW for another hour.
  14. Then remove the lid from the pot and stir well again.
  15. Add the shredded parmesan and 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella to the pot.
  16. Stir just until the cheese is melted.
  17. Sprinkle the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese on top and do not stir.
  18. Return the lid to the pot and continue cooking on LOW until the cheese on top is completely melted. About 30 minutes.
  19. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top then serve.
  20. Enjoy!
 

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