Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Recipe

This is an easy spaghetti recipe because it’s baked in the slow cooker, allowing the flavors to blend.

Winter 2015

  • Spaghetti is a staple dinner in most households. Make this quick dinner even faster and more flavorful by preparing it in a slow cooker.
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Yield: 6 servings

Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Recipe


• 1 pound ground beef
• 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
• 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
• 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1⁄2 pint tomato sauce, or 1 can (8 ounces)
• 3 cups tomato juice
• 1-1⁄2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, optional
• 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms, optional
• 4 ounces spaghetti, uncooked, broken in half
• Freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef and onion, breaking beef into crumbles as it cooks. Drain off fat.

2. Place beef mixture, salt, garlic powder, and tomato sauce and juice in a slow cooker. Stir in Italian seasoning and mushrooms, if using.

3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

4. Stir in spaghetti. Cover and cook on high for an additional 1 hour, or until pasta is tender.

5. Serve hot, topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan.

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