Slow Cooker Spaghetti

Slow Cooker Spaghetti

Nothing is easier than setting everything in your slow cooker before work, then coming home and having almost nothing to do to make dinner! This spaghetti recipe is so easy, anyone can make it. Just throw together a tossed salad and you have a complete, easy meal.


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Cooking MethodSlow Cooker


  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 packet of meat sauce mix (one brand example, Knorr Fix Schmorbraten)
  • salt, to taste
  • oregano, to taste
  • 1 cup chopped onion (optional)
  • 1 cup celery (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 package of spaghetti (as needed)


  1. Heat slow cooker on low as you brown beef in skillet.
  2. Drain beef well and add to slow cooker.
  3. Sauté onions, celery and mushrooms and add to ground beef.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce.
  5. Add package of meat sauce mix and stir in spices.
  6. Let cook on low all day.
  7. Add uncooked spaghetti one hour before serving or cook spaghetti separately and add as desired.

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To all those confused about how much spaghetti to use: It seems that the last steps tells you to add spaghetti as desired. You would make as much spaghetti as you think would feed your family. Hope that helps! -Editors of RecipeLion


And it doesn't say how much spaghetti to use. I would think since it is spaghetti you are making that you would use a mix packet that is for spaghetti sauce. And canned crushed tomatoes if you don't have tomato sauce that is not ketchup. Frankly, if I still have to brown meat, saute onion and celery I may as well make on stove and simmer a bit with seasonings all added in to meat and sauce mixture.

In the UK we call ketchup - tomato sauce. I assume that a can of plum tomatoes would be better? It must have some liquid as the casserole meat mix is added as a powder.

Hello Member 1923785 and others, So sorry for the late response on this. I know this recipe is vague, sometimes reader submitted recipes are found to be that way and we rely on others and each other to decipher them. Here's what I found. You can buy meat sauce mix at the store, one brand is: Knorr Fix Schmorbraten / Braised Meat -Sauce Mix It comes in a packed. I hope that helps everyone. Thanks!

Why is there no answer to the question left over six months ago regarding "meat mix"? I would like to know what it is as well.

well, since this is a spaghetti recipe, i will use a dry spaghetti mix since i have no idea what a 'meat mix' is either. LOL it does sound good tho, and i love cooking in my slow cooker. i sure hope they answer us soon, tho as i plan on making this very soon.

What "meat sauce mix???" It could make a big difference which one a person buys and uses in this recipe. Would this be a packaged meat sauce mix like gravy mix, for example, that one finds in the supermarket? Which brand?


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