Slow Cooker Meatballs with Spaghetti Sauce

  • Yield: 5
  • Servings: 5
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 5:00 h
  • Ready In: 5:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Fat

    13 g
  • Saturated Fat

    2.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    7 g
  • Cholesterol

    0 mg
  • Sodium

    792 mg
  • Potassium

    259.2 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    12 g
  • Fiber

    7 g
  • Sugars

    1.8 g
  • Protein

    30 g
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Slow cooker meatballs with spaghetti sauce.When craving meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and bread, nothing beats an easy-to-make meal. These slow cooker meatballs with spaghetti sauce are easy to make and taste great with the help of your trusty slow cooker.

Beef meatballs cooked in a slow cooker and served with homemade spaghetti sauce.

What is spaghetti sauce made of?

Spaghetti sauce is a type of pasta sauce that is made from tomatoes, herbs, and other vegetables. It is usually served with spaghetti or other types of pasta.

This article will discuss what makes spaghetti sauce, what ingredients are used in making it, and how to make it.

What are the health benefits of using a slow cooker?

There are many benefits of using a slow cooker such as cooking your food in a healthy way, saving time, and making food taste great.

The health benefits of using a slow cooker are that it helps to preserve the natural vitamins and minerals in the ingredients. It also can help to create dishes that are more nutrient-dense which has been shown to have many health benefits.

Slow cookers are also known for their ability to save time by cooking for hours on end without you having to do any work or monitoring. They also allow people to cook at different temperatures so they can make different dishes such as soups, stews, braises, roasts, and more.

What ingredients are needed for this recipe?

This is a simple recipe that has a lot of variations. It is easy to make and can be used for a variety of dishes.

The ingredients for this recipe are:

– ground beef

– breadcrumbs

– yellow onion

– eggs

– parsley

– tomatoes

– basil

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Spaghetti Sauce

You may also like Fried Chicken Meatballs or Oven Cooked Meatballs


  • 2 pounds (960 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • For Spaghetti Sauce:
  • 28 oz (840 ml) can peeled whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • cooked spaghetti
  • grated Parmesan cheese


Step 1

In a mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients, except olive oil. Mix well and form into walnut-sized meatballs.

Step 2

In a nonstick skillet, preheat olive oil over medium heat. Add meatballs and sear on all sides, turning as they brown.

Step 3

Transfer seared meatballs to a 4½-quart(4½ L) slow cooker. Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 3-5 hours. Add seasoning and serve over cooked spaghetti.

Step 4

Spaghetti Sauce: In a mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients, except Parmesan cheese. Mix well and pour mixture over meatballs. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

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