Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Total 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 15

Spaghetti and meatballs is a family favorite for a reason! It’s a hearty meal that is quick to cook and never gets made too often. In less than an hour you can have dinner on the table with this one pot wonder. To make this vegetarian, feel free to use plant-based meatballs.

TIP: If using a thin sauce, reduce water to 3 3/4 cups. For whole-grain and thicker pastas, increase cooking time by 2–5 minutes. To ensure spaghetti cooks correctly and to prevent scorching on the bottom of the pot, stir ingredients at least 3 times during step 3.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

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

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  • 6 cups water
  • 2 boxes (16 ounces each) spaghetti, broken in half
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) red pasta sauce
  • 2 packages (24 ounces each) frozen meatballs
  • grated Parmesan cheese, as desired
  • Step 1

    Pour water into the pot. Add spaghetti, sauce, and meatballs. Stir to combine, then cover with the lid.

  • Step 2

    Turn dial to BAKE, set temperature to 350°F, and set time to 45 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking.

  • Step 3

    While cooking, stir ingredients frequently (at least three times) to prevent sticking.

  • Step 4

    When cooking is complete, serve immediately and top with grated Parmesan as desired.