Get these crockpot meatballs cooking in about 10 minutes, and all you need to do is cook pasta at dinner time!
I love spaghetti and meatballs, and this week I wondered if they would turn out well in the crockpot. When it comes to crockpot recipes, I don’t want to have to cook anything before adding it to the slow cooker. If I wanted to brown my meatballs first, I wouldn’t be using the slow cooker in the first place! Since I had good results with baking meatballs recently, I thought I would give it a go just tossing them in raw and letting them cook.
Let me tell you, the crockpot meatballs turned out great! They were cooked perfectly and held their shape well. They were a bit flat on the bottom and not perfectly round, but I didn’t care one bit when I was putting them into my mouth.
Since I love one-dish dinners, I decided to throw in spinach and mushrooms to cover my vegetable bases. (If you have a spinach hater in the family, you could leave it out!) Since I added undrained frozen spinach, there was lots of earthy spinach flavor in the sauce. We loved the rich flavor, and I hope you do too!