Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes


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The perfect combination of ingredients means that pasta, meatballs, and sauce can cook together in the pot — no prep needed! This family favorite is a true one-dish meal.


4 cups water,
1 pound spaghetti, broken in half,
1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce (for thinner sauce, reduce water by 1/4 cup),
1 package (24 ounces) frozen meatballs


  1. Pour 4 cups water into pot. Stir in spaghetti, sauce, and meatballs.
  2. Set OVEN to 300°F for 25 minutes. Cover and cook until pasta is tender and meatballs are hot, stirring occasionally. NOTE: When using thinner sauces, use 3¾ cup water. For whole grain and thicker pastas, increase cooking time by 2–4 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Serve immediately.


Serve with a tossed green salad and garlic bread.
(8 Reviews)

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from Houston, TX
Dec. 23, 2016

Food on the table fast, without the workout or the takeout!

Did it one night that I needed a quick dinner without the workout or the takeout. My family loved it! I used to use two pans and a baking pan - for the whole thing. Never thought it’d be so much easier with just one pot. That’s it! It works!
from Walton, New York
Sep. 24, 2016

No brainer

from Tulsa, OK
Jul. 25, 2016


This is a must try.
Tyree Robinson
from Sherrills Ford, NC
Feb. 16, 2016

Try With Chicken

I made with meatballs & was awesome. Next time substituted 2 chicken breasts (cut into cubes) & browned. Not a drop left over. Next going to sub shrimp
from uk, uk
Apr. 11, 2015


Quick, simple and super easy recipe. I love it. Its important you buy pasta sauce that you will enjoy. I rather spend a little more on a nicer pasta sauce, for more enjoyable meal.
from coxsackie, ny
Mar. 17, 2015

Freakin EASY

Did what they said to do ....chose a can speg sauce so went with 3.5 cups of water and also chopped up some Italian sausage links into 1inch pieces instead of meatballs ......everything was really good no mess no fuss 25 min ,hell the water would just be getting done.....also use a quality pasta ....cheaper brands have a lot more starch and you can taste it in the meal
from Pittsburgh, pa
Mar. 3, 2015

Couldn’t Believe It Was THAT Easy!

Absolutely the best speghetti me and my family have EVER eaten!! Threw everything in the pot uncooked or frozen solid. I absolutely love this machine. Cook with it almost every day! !
from Lewiston, ME
Jan. 11, 2015

ingredient quantities

I have made this recipe at least three times, and the end result was on the ”dry” side. I would recommend adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup more water (regardless of pasta sauce thickness), and reducing cook time to 20 minutes. The pasta will thicken after cooking.
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