Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Carmy’s Famous Spaghetti

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Steam 10 mins
  • Total 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make this delicious and easy spaghetti inspired by the hit TV show in the Ninja Speedi™ Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer! This version has meatballs for protein, and you too can have a meltdown like Carmy in the kitchen during your service.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 8 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup basil, chopped
  • ½ box (8 ounces) spaghetti
  • 12 frozen beef meatballs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Step 1

    Start by turning on unit and selecting SEAR/SAUTÉ. Add butter to pot, followed by diced onion. Cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. 

  • Step 2

    Add water, tomatoes, and basil to the pot and stir until well combined. Then add in spaghetti noodles, ensuring they are completely covered by the sauce.

  • Step 3

    Pull out the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the elevated position in the pot. Place the meatballs on top of the tray. 

  • Step 4

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to RAPID COOKER. Select SPEEDI MEALS, set temperature to 375°F, and set time for 15 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approximately 10 minutes before crisping). 

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, transfer to a dish and top with fresh basil.