Mamma Mia . . . this is good spaghetti! Super cheesy and flavorful, it seriously rivals the baked spaghetti we’ve had in restaurants!
Crock-Pot Spaghetti Casserole
1 (24 oz) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
1/2 (2 lb) bag pre-cooked frozen Italian-style meatballs (about 32 meatballs)
1 (8 oz) box spaghetti noodles, uncooked and broken in pieces
3 cups Kraft Three Cheese shredded cheese
1 (15 oz) jar Light Alfredo sauce
- Spray crock-pot with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour 1/2 of spaghetti sauce in bottom of crock-pot, and arrange 1/2 of the meatballs evenly on top of the sauce.
- Add uncooked, broken spaghetti.
- Sprinkle 2 cups of shredded cheese on top of spaghetti, and cover with Alfredo sauce.
- Add remaining spaghetti sauce, making sure spaghetti is completely covered.
- Arrange remaining meatballs on the sauce.
- Top with remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese.
- Cook on LOW heat for 4-6 hours until pasta is tender and meatballs are thoroughly heated.
Since nothing ever sticks in my crock-pot, I don’t spray it before cooking. If food sticks in yours, by all means, spray.
The recipe calls for approximately 32 frozen meatballs at 1/2 oz each. If you have larger (1 oz) meatballs, use just 16. You can use any type of meatballs you want; they don’t have to be Italian-style.
Be sure to use light Alfredo sauce. Otherwise, the dish will be too rich.
You can use any combination of shredded cheese you want to make up the 3 cups.
You’ll have to eyeball the serving size; there’s no easy way to measure.
IMPORTANT: This recipe appears to be hit-or-miss. What works for me isn’t necessarily working for everyone else (read the comments below). Undercooked pasta may be due to differences in crock-pot cooking temps . . . and how cheesy you prefer the dish appears to be relative—you either like a lot of cheese or you don’t. My best advice is to experiment and tweak the recipe to one that best suits you and your family. Share your results and email me a photo—I’ll be more than happy to post!