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Easy Crock Pot Spaghetti

3.43 from 7 votes
Easy Crock Pot Spaghetti is the real deal - with just beef, pasta , sauce and a few spices  it is a cinch to make and full of flavor. This recipe is a definite thumbs up!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 397

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 24 ounce marinara sauce, or Homemade Marinara Sauce
  • 3 cloves minced garlic, about 1-1/2 tsps
  • 1 tbsp minced onion, dried
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 16 ounces spaghetti pasta
  • 1 cup water, as needed
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil, optional
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Grease bottom and sides of the crock pot with olive oil.
  • Place the cooked and drained ground beef, spaghetti sauce, garlic, italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, minced onion and hot water into the crock pot. Stir until well mixed, cover and set the crock pot on High for 1 hour.
  • Break the pasta in half and place in the sauce. Stir the pasta so that it is covered with the sauce. Add 1/2 cup of water if the sauce is too thick and stir again.
  • Cover the crock pot and let the pasta cook for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes. add another 1/4 - 1/2 cup of water if needed, stir, cover and cook for another 15 - 30 minutes, until the pasta is done.

NOTES

**Note - the brand of pasta used and crock pot size may effect the amount of water needed to cook the pasta fully. Add more water as needed in 1/2 cup increments, cooking an additional 15 - 30 minutes for each 1/2 cup water added, until the noodles are cooked as desired.
**Note - to reduce fat and calories, fully drain and rinse the ground beef with hot water before adding to the pot.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.38g | Protein: 19.58g | Fat: 13.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.12g | Cholesterol: 42.38mg | Sodium: 540.2mg | Potassium: 583.56mg | Fiber: 3.41g | Sugar: 5.43g | Vitamin A: 448.2IU | Vitamin C: 6.77mg | Calcium: 83.79mg | Iron: 2.96mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian

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