Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs is incredibly easy and a low carb alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatball recipes!

Sometimes I need a quick and healthy recipe that can be thrown together quick. I mean, super quick. This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs recipe fits the bill, and it only contains three ingredients!

We are huge spaghetti and meatball fans around here, and while my husband and kids will tolerate this spaghetti squash substitute, they don’t prefer it. Sometimes I’ll make a batch of spaghetti noodles for the family and top it with the sauce and meatballs while I enjoy this Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs myself. I love spaghetti squash, so I’m happy when I don’t have to share.

I’ve used both my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker  and my 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker to make this Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs recipe. (affiliate links)

This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs is incredibly easy and a low carb alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatball recipes!

Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash, rinsed
  • 1 or 2 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb frozen, fully cooked meatballs (I’ve used pork, chicken, and beef meatballs in this recipe. All winners!)

Now you can add whatever you want to this recipe, like a few garlic cloves to the sauce, or some Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley before serving, but really all you need is the three main players.

Fun fact, I never spell “Parmesan” correctly. Thanks for having my back, spell check!

Instructions

Cut that spaghetti squash in half widthwise. It needs to fit in your slow cooker, and it won’t if you cut it lengthwise.

Scoop out the seeds, and place squash in slow cooker, cut side down.

Giggle because the squash looks like boobs.

This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs is incredibly easy and a low carb alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatball recipes!

Add meatballs around squash. Any size meatballs are fine, but the smaller ones nestle in around the squash better.

This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs is incredibly easy and a low carb alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatball recipes!

Pour spaghetti sauce on top of meatballs.

Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 7 hours, or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours.

This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs is incredibly easy and a low carb alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatball recipes!

Remove lid and let squash cool for a few minutes before removing to a cutting board with kitchen gloves or tongs.

Scrape out squash flesh and place in a colander to allow moisture to drain out.

This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs is incredibly easy and a low carb alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatball recipes!

Serve squash with meatballs and sauce on top, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired.

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You can't go wrong with this quick and easy low carb alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatballs!
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Ingredients
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, rinsed
  • 1 or 2 jars favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb frozen, fully cooked meatballs
Instructions
  1. Cut spaghetti squash in half widthwise.
  2. Scoop out seeds and place cut side down in slow cooker.
  3. Place meatballs around squash.
  4. Pour spaghetti sauce on top of meatballs.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 7 hours, or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours.
  6. Remove lid and let squash cool for a few minutes before removing to a cutting board with kitchen gloves or tongs.
  7. Scrape out squash flesh and place in a colander to allow moisture to drain out.
  8. Serve squash with meatballs and sauce on top, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired.


4 thoughts on “Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

  1. Maybe you should start using organic ingredients for your recipes! That way your readers may still be alive in 5 years when the rest of America is dying of cancer from all the genetically modified food and foods treated with Roundup…The recipe looks fantastic however!!!

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