Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs Made Easy!
Spaghetti and meatballs is a surefire family dinner hit in our home. And homemade is great, but I’ve discovered an easy way to make spaghetti and meatballs on those busy nights! The secret is in the ready-to-go canned goods, some frozen meatballs, and a crock pot. (You don’t even have to dirty a strainer!) Check it out…
Super Simple Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
- 1 package of frozen meatballs
- 1/2 a jar of spaghetti sauce
- 1 can of RedPack Crushed Tomatoes
- 2 cans of Swanson Beef Broth (I used the lower sodium one.)
- 1/2 package thin spaghetti
This is so easy, it barely needs “steps.” Just dump your sauce, crushed tomatoes, broth and meatballs in the crock pot. Put the lid on and let it cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours (until it’s bubbling).
About an hour before you’re ready to eat, put the uncooked spaghetti in, making sure it’s covered in sauce. Let cook about an hour; the spaghetti will soak up that great tomatoey, beefy sauce and cook at the same time. When the spaghetti is soft, it’s dinner time! No dirty dishes; just a crock pot. (YAHOO!)
More About Cooking with Canned Goods:
One of the things that I love about this recipe – that makes it so easy – is that it uses canned ingredients right out of the cupboard. I knew that cooking with canned goods makes it easier, but thanks to B-Inspired Mama sponsor, the Cans Get You Cooking Program, I’ve learned that canned goods are also really fresh and nutritious, too. In fact, according to a University of California, Davis study, many canned fruits and vegetables have equal, or more nutrients than their fresh or frozen counterparts.
AND people who eat canned foods are more likely to meet or exceed their recommended daily allowance for 17 essential nutrients. So no need to feel guilty that this crock pot spaghetti and meatballs isn’t entirely homemade! For more information on cooking with canned goods and the Cans Get You Cooking Program, check out their website, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Do your kids like Spaghetti and Meatballs? Have you ever made CROCK POT Spaghetti and Meatballs? Do you like cooking with canned goods? Join the conversation in the comments below!