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Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs is always a family favorite. The lean meatballs are served in a delicious, easy homemade tomato sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 40 mins
Course: Entrees, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Crockpot, Homemade, Slow Cooker
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 446.5kcal

Ingredients

The meatballs:

The sauce:

The rest:

  • 1 pound spaghetti, whole wheat or regular cooked according to package directions & drained
  • Grated Parmesan cheese* for serving
  • Minced flat-leaf parsley for serving

Instructions

The meatballs:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Place a baking rack on top of the foil and lightly spray it with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the ground beef, onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper until combined.
  • Using a 2 tablespoon portion of the meat mixture, form meatballs by rolling between the palms of your hands. Place the meatballs on the prepared rack on the baking sheet, spacing evenly.
  • Bake until the meatballs are almost firm to the touch and still pink inside, 12 to 15 minutes. Using tongs, immediately transfer the meatballs to a large slow cooker, scraping any accumulated fat off the bottom of the meatballs.

The sauce:

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and oregano, and cook until the onions are starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cooking, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato paste, salt and pepper to the onions and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes and the basil. Pour the sauce over the meatballs in the slow cooker.
  • Set the slow cooker to LOW and cook for 5 hours. Serve the sauce and meatballs over the spaghetti. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 10 (Freestyle SmartPoints)
*Not included in the nutritional information.

Nutrition

Serving: 4meatballs + 1 1/3 cup pasta + sauce | Calories: 446.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.8g | Protein: 30.4g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 81.6mg | Sodium: 546.4mg | Fiber: 9.5g | Sugar: 11.2g