Slow Cooker Meatballs with Spaghetti
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours in slow cooker
Easy meatball recipe that can cook in the slow cooker, while you take care of other business. To get ready for the freezer, add the meatballs, onions and sauce to the baggie or container. Then you can add the meatballs and sauce to the slow cooker and let them slow cook themselves to perfection! Serve with a side of pasta and salad for delicious, easy weeknight supper! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) precooked frozen meatballs
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1/2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 1 - 26 oz jar(s) chunky marinara
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - spaghetti pasta**
  • Garnish: - grated Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the onion.
  2. To the slow cooker, add the precooked meatballs and chopped onion. Pour the beef broth and marinara sauce around the meatballs.
  3. Set slow cooker on low and cook for 4 hours.
  4. Prepare the pasta, just before serving.
  5. Prepare salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Meatballs with Spaghetti and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 small white onions.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. precooked frozen meatballs
  • Half of the chopped onions
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef broth

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes. Add the beef broth into the base of the slow cooker, then add the meatballs and sauce. Set on low and cook for 4 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides and no cheese garnish.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if the pre-made meatballs are gluten-free and served with gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Spaghetti

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add beef broth to base of slow cooker. Add meatballs and sauce, then cook on low for 4 hours.
Serve over spaghetti with salad.

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