Friday, April 13, 2012

Slow Cooker Spaghetti

I know that spaghetti is one of the easiest thing to make, but believe it or not, doing it in a crockpot is even easier and SOOOOO good! I got the idea from Picky Palate and I've adapted my recipe from that one.I found this 32 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce at Costco, but you could just measure 3 1/2 cups of any spaghetti sauce.Slow Cooker Spaghetti
1 lb. lean ground beef, chicken, or turkey
2 t. onion powder
2 t. garlic powder
1 t. italian seasoning
salt to taste
8 oz. dry spaghetti (I used whole wheat)
32 oz. (3 1/2 c.) spaghetti sauce
4 oz. cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat)
2 c. water
Brown meat in a large skillet and add onion and garlic powder and italian seasoning. Add salt to taste.In crockpot, pour half of the spaghetti sauce and top with half of the dry spaghetti (broken to fit).Add cooked meat to crockpot and top with cubed cream cheese.Add remaining spaghetti sauce and pasta. Add 2 cups of water.Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours. Stir well before serving. Top with parmesan cheese.This spaghetti is so good! My whole family really loved it. Enjoy!