Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Recipe

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6 servings SERVINGS


  • 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


  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef and onion, breaking beef into crumbles as it cooks. Drain off fat.
  • Place beef mixture, salt, garlic powder, and tomato sauce and juice in a slow cooker. Stir in Italian seasoning and mushrooms, if using.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.
  • Stir in spaghetti. Cover and cook on high for an additional 1 hour, or until pasta is tender.
  • Serve hot, topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan.Want more quick ideas for mealtime? Check out 20 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes to find more editor-recommended recipes for every meal.