Farmhouse Crock Pot Spaghetti

Farmhouse Crock Pot Spaghetti is the best crock pot recipe for a baked spaghetti flavor.  If you need a new spin on spaghetti and meatballs you’ve got to try this recipe!  This is the easiest restaurant-quality spaghetti to make at home.  My son said it is YUMMY!

Yellow plaid napkins, Farmhouse Crock Pot Spaghetti in crock pot and bowl of salad

Easy Crock Pot Spaghetti Recipe

Our children gobble carbs faster than I can cook them.  One of our favorite baked casseroles is this Spaghetti Pizza Casserole, another is our Baked Mostaccioli CasseroleSince pasta is requested so often, we wanted to develop a delicious crock pot spaghetti recipe.  We also have a delicious Crock Pot Lazy Lasagna!

We do have a little family debate on how about how much pasta to use.  The adults really like the tomato-based sauce and the flavor and moisture that the sauce adds.  The kids prefer plain spaghetti.  So the kids like to add a whole one pound box of pasta to the meat sauce and the adults like to add a cup and a half of pasta.

Using the adult spaghetti in the crock pot recipe which is listed below there is enough for our family of four to have dinner and then leftovers for two lunches or after school snacks.

Another pasta dish the adults enjoy is Farmhouse Instant Pot Lasagna which is loaded with vegetables.  Sometime I would like to try loading up with crock pot spaghetti with vegetables.  When we have a batch of our Homemade Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce available it makes a great addition to this recipe!

Plate Crock Pot Spaghetti next to crock pot, salad, glass of milk & breadsticks

Easy Baked Spaghetti in the Slow Cooker

We’ve learned that how you grow up eating seems to be how you think food should be cooked as an adult.

Growing up we always browned hamburger and made pasta on the stove top.  The ingredients were all kept separate and set on the table so that everyone could build their own plate.  My husband grew up eating baked spaghetti.  I didn’t even know spaghetti could come out of the oven until eating at mother-in-laws.

We enjoy baked spaghetti when it is moist and saucy.  That’s the great appeal that making spaghetti in the crock pot has.  It’s so much easier to keep spaghetti moist and delicious in the crock pot than in the oven.  We all know how easy it is to get distracted and the crock pot has been more forgiving in terms of keeping our spaghetti moist.

Crock Pot Spaghetti

Can you Freeze Crock Pot Spaghetti?

Yes!  Once crock pot spaghetti has been cooked and cooled, scoop it into zip lock bags or freezer containers.  Leave 1/2 of head room in a container or bag.  Eliminate as much air as possible to help prevent freezer burn.

I like to freeze in individual portions so that defrosting and reheating can be done more quickly.  We grab a lot of frozen meals like this for a quick lunch on the farm.

How To Make Crock Pot Spaghetti

  1. Brown ground beef well in skillet and place in a greased crock pot.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except dry spaghetti to crock and stir well.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours.
  4. Turn to high the last hour and stir in dry spaghetti.
  5. Can cook on high about 3 hours and add spaghetti during the last hour.

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When my husband made this easy slow cooker spaghetti for the first time he dumped in an entire box of pasta because he didn’t’ think it looked like there was very much pasta.  Keep in mind the pasta will swell up as it absorbs liquid and cooks.

Keep in mind the pasta to sauce ratio truly is a personal preference!

collage of Farmhouse Crock Pot Spaghetti is the crock pot and in a plate

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Other easy crock pot meals that we enjoy:

We hope you enjoy these meals as much we do!

Printable Crock Pot Spaghetti Recipe

Easy crock pot spaghetti farmhouse style

Farmhouse Crock Pot Spaghetti

Servings 6 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Farmhouse Crock Pot Spaghetti is the best crock pot recipe for a baked spaghetti flavor.  If you need a new spin on spaghetti and meatballs you’ve got to try this recipe!  This is the easiest restaurant-quality spaghetti to make at home.  My son said it is YUMMY!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Fideo cut spaghetti or regular spaghetti broken into 3 - 4" pieces

Instructions
 

  • Brown ground beef well in skillet and place in a greased crock pot.  Add all remaining ingredient except dry spaghetti and stir well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours.  Turn to high the last hour and stir in dry spaghetti.  Can cook on high about 3 hours and add spaghetti during the last hour.

Nutrition

Calories: 646kcalCarbohydrates: 93gProtein: 29gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 965mgPotassium: 877mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 724IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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17 Comments

  1. Approximately how much is 1 1/2 c of spaghetti?
    Not sure how to measure that?
    Is that 1/2 of a 1lb box?
    Thanhs for your help!

    1. It’s about 6 ounces. My box of cut spaghetti was about 4 cups and 16 ounces, so I think 1 1/2 cups is about 6 ounces.

  2. Can you translate the 1 1/2 cups of pasta into ounces? Trying to determine how much of a box of pasta to use.

    1. It’s about 6 ounces. My box of cut spaghetti was about 4 cups and 16 ounces, so I think 1 1/2 cups is about 6 ounces.

  3. How many servings will this make?

    1. We got about ten servings from this recipe. We had a nice dinner and then leftovers for a couple meals.

  4. Terri Evans says:

    5 stars
    AMAZING!!! I’m family loved this!

    1. Great to hear! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    LOVE this! I’m making it for the second time but I added mushrooms and green pepper for this pot.

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know! So glad you love the recipe! We love mushrooms too, so we’ll have to give that a try!

  6. Making this right now! Hoping it’s a hit with my kiddos

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      I hope so too! Thanks so much for trying this recipe out! Hope you all enjoy 🙂

  7. What about pasta sauce instead of tomato sauce? Same amount? I’m thinking more flavor??
    Sounds and looks awesome though!

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! I’ve used both and love lots of variations of this recipe. We make it often 🙂 Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

  8. Debbie Eymard says:

    5 stars
    What can be substituted for the tomato juice?? Thanks

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! You can use more spaghetti sauce, it will just change the texture a bit. Hope you enjoy 🙂

  9. Roxy Bradley says:

    I’m going to make it for 10 adults and two kids. I’m going to make it in a roaster for Christmas Eve dinner. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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