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Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

Your family can't get enough spaghetti and meatballs? For a little variety, try this Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs Soup!! A fun twist to the classic but a little less filling for those nights when you crave the flavor but want a lighter meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 379kcal

Ingredients

  • For the meatballs:
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup quick cook rolled oats
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian season blend I used McCormick's Tucscan Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the soup:
  • 24 oz pasta sauce or 3 cups
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3-4 oz dried spaghetti noodles broken into 1 or 2 inch pieces for later

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl add all meatball ingredients and work with hands until combined
  • Form into meatballs, large or bite sized whatever you would prefer
  • If you are making this for later then place the meatballs on a wax lined cookie sheet and place in freezer for an hour until they are firm and then move to a large ziploc bag and freeze until ready for use
  • Otherwise place meatballs in slow cooker
  • Carefully add pasta sauce, broth and seasoning
  • Don't stir as you don't want to break up the meatballs
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4
  • Turn the slow cooker on high and add spaghetti noodles
  • Let cook for 30 minutes until noodles are done

Notes

  • I used a 5 quart slow cooker for this recipe
  • Meatballs can be made in advance and frozen. Thaw before cooking.
  • Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days sealed in fridge
  • use any flavor pasta sauce you love for spaghetti

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1511mg | Potassium: 1169mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 4mg