Creamy Crock Pot Spaghetti

This Creamy Crock Pot Spaghetti is so simple and even more delicious! It’s the perfect weeknight dinner dish for your family!
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Easy Spaghetti Recipe

We all have a favorite spaghetti recipe, but let me introduce you to my Creamy Crockpot Spaghetti!  Making crock pot recipes is such a great way to make dinner time easy.  We’re all looking for that! No boiling the noodles, just throw it all into the crock pot and dinner is done a few hours later. I added a little secret ingredient to my spaghetti….some cream cheese that makes for a creamy dreamy sauce. Be sure to try it 🙂

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Here’s your line up. I actually used 3 jars of sauce so add one more to this picture….and a couple cups of chicken broth 🙂

How To Make The Best Spaghetti

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For starters, brown up 1 pound of ground beef in a skillet.

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I keep it simple, a little salt, pepper and garlic salt/or powder.

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Now we are ready for the crock pot.

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Start by pouring one jar of pasta sauce into the bottom of your crock pot.

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Time for the noodles 🙂

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Break them in half so they fit nicely into the crock pot.

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Pour your ground beef over the noodles.

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Sprinkle with some Parmesan Cheese.

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Add some cubed cream cheese….my favorite part!

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One more jar of pasta sauce over top.

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Nice and even 🙂

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Close the lid and you are good to go!

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Creamy Crock Pot Spaghetti

This Creamy Crock Pot Spaghetti is so simple and even more delicious! It's the perfect weeknight dinner dish for your family!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Jenny Flake
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  • Crock Pot
  • Stove


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or salt
  • 3 jars 26 ounce pasta sauce
  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1-2 cups chicken broth


  • Cook/brown beef into a medium skillet over medium heat until crumbled and browned Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drain fat from pan if necessary.
  • Pour one jar of pasta sauce into bottom of crock pot on high heat. Break spaghetti noodles in half and place noodles over sauce. Pour cooked beef over noodles, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and top with cubes of cream cheese. Pour another jar of pasta over cream cheese, close lid and let cook on high for 3 hours. 
  • After 3 hours, give a good stir (will be thick) and add last jar of pasta sauce and 1-2 cups of chicken broth (more if you want a thinner sauce). Close lid and let cook another hour or until ready to serve.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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237 Responses
  1. This recipe looks great! I was just wondering if you’ve ever tried cooking it on low for 8 hours instead? As a working mom, I would love to put this in before I leave for work in the morning.

  2. Lindsey Jones

    I made this but my noodles got all stuck together? I followed step by step? And the sauce is so delicious. What should I do different next time?

  3. Danika

    Hi! This looks absolutly yummy and I will be trying it tonight!! I have only one question: I just moved and do not currently have an oven. Can I put RAW ground beef without being afraid of the bacteria level/safety, yadiya?
    Thank you ! 🙂

  4. Mackenzie

    I made this last night and all of my noodles were clumped together like a brick. I made zoodles when I saw I had a major Pinterest Fail. What could have went wrong?

  5. Katie

    Just wondering if I would change anything with the recipe if I decided to make it without the meat? Like less sauce or something? Or just follow the recipe and leave out the meat? Thanks for your input!

  6. I’m trying this recipe for dinner tonight! I hope it turns out ok. I’m totally crossing my fingers because we have some picky eaters (pun intended) in my household!

  7. Tasha

    This is by far the worst recipe I’ve ever come across. I followed it to the letter and came out with a gummy mess…NEVER again

  8. Heather

    When do add the chicken broth? Mix it in the with sauces first, or pour it over everything after its layered?

  9. This looks awesome. Was wondering if I could put all ingredients in the crockpot at the same time? I would cook the hamburger before putting into the crockpot. Going camping and will be gone for several hours so no time to add the other ingredients.

  10. Lisa

    Tried this exactly as written and it was great. Go by the written instructions. I did need the extra broth. Fantastic.

  11. ashley greek

    This looks great! I was wondering, if I take the meat out do I have to cut down on the sauce? Thanks

  12. JP

    This was not very good and we won’t be making it again. Still have two pans to wash – the frying pan for browning the meat and then the crockpot liner, instead of the frying pan and the pot for boiling the pasta, so no savings in the clean-up. Spaghetti made the usual way is better and actually uses less sauce, and no chicken broth needed either.

  13. Rachel

    My boyfriend & I love this recipe!! It’s so easy and we almost always have the ingredients around so it’s a no-thinking, no-fuss dinner!

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  16. Haley

    Hi! Could you cook this on low for 7-8 hours maybe? And once you pour the last two ingredients in turn it to high? Thanks!

  17. Valencia

    I am wondering if you could shorten the time by an hour if you use thin spaghetti. (That’s all I have!) I’m going to try it and see what happens. The recipe looks delicious. I like the idea of a creamier spaghetti, some sauces are so dry.

  18. Jacqueline

    I just made this last night…well overnight actually lol! Thank you soo much it is amazing!!!! As I was up at 4 a.m. to stir in the chicken broth and do a taste test! Soo Delish!!! Thank you again 😀

  19. Peter B

    Let me begin by saying I’m not a spaghetti fan, but after making this recipe I’m hooked. I did use ground turkey and Tinkyada gluten free spaghetti. Thanks for a great recipe.

  20. Shay

    Hello, I tried this recipe using whole wheat spaghetti noodle and they turned into a giant mushy clump. Was it because they were whole wheat? Where did i go wrong????/

  21. Kylee

    How did you get your noodles to not be one big blob? I followed the instructions and the noodles were one huge rectangle blob 🙁 Maybe I missed something??

  22. Jeneen

    I’m going to try this! Sounds like a great, easy dinner. What’s the texture of the noodles when finished? Are the noodles al dente? I have picky people who dislike overcooked pasta! Thank you

  23. Kylee

    Could this be modified to cook over a 9-10 hour time period (while I’m at work) without the noodles getting mushy?

  24. Gina

    Question? If cooking on high, how is it the spaghetti noodles did not disentegrate? I haven’t had the best luck with pasta in a crock pot. Any suggestions?

  25. Rachel

    I’d like to prep this over my lunch hour and then have it ready once I get home from work 4 hours later. The recipe requires you to tend to it after 3 hours and then cook an hour longer. Is it possible to just add all ingredients at the beginning and let it cook the full 4 hours straight or would that not work.

  26. Shelby

    I made this for supper last night and it was amazing. My husband hardly ever wants me to keep food for leftovers, but he said he would eat this until it was all gone! I halved the recipe because it is just the two of us and a seven month old. I used ground pork because that is all I had. I added a little extra parmesan cheese and used the same amount of cream cheese as the full recipe. I added a a few pats of butter on top of the noodles to keep them from sticking together. I also added 8 oz mushrooms on top of the last layer. Cooked on low for one hour, stirred, and let it cooked another hour and a half. It was perfect. Thanks for the best spaghetti recipe ever!

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  29. Sarah

    I know it says three jars, but can it be done with two instead (like in the photos)? One on the bottom and one over the top? 3 jars is a lot!

  30. KateS

    made this and it tasted awful. the noodles turned to mush. followed directions carefully. will not be making again.

  31. Sarah G

    Question on this recipe – on the 3 jars 26 ounce pasta sauce – does this mean 3 jars that add up to 26oz or 3 – 26oz jars of pasta sauce? Thanks for the help!

  32. Lisa

    Loved the idea and tried it out. Sadly, mine didn’t work. It all got gummy and stuck together, not very appetizing, so I had to throw the whole batch out.

  33. Debbie

    Yum!! Tried this tonight for dinner, and it turned out amazing!! I only used 2 jars of sauce though, bc I personally like it really thick! I also added some squirts of southwest chipotle ranch to it, as well shredded cheese to make it cheesy!! SOOO YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing!

  34. rebecca williamson

    Looks delicious, I also didn’t know you could make spaghetti in the crock pot either…. i am making it tonight will post how it came out!

    Thanks, jenny!!

  35. Natalie M.

    This showed up on either Facebook or Pinterest, so I saved it and am trying it tonight. 🙂 I did make one change, since ground beef is crazy expensive: I’m using two 10 oz packages of frozen chopped spinach. I’ll try to remember to come back and let you know how it works out.

  36. Mary Cunningham

    I tried this recipe and the spaghetti noodles clumped together and was mushy. I used whole wheat spaghetti. I might try it in the oven and cook the pasta before I make it the next time. Had to throw it out, couldn’t salvage anything and believe me I never throw anything out so it was really bad.

  37. amanda

    I don’t want to post negative things on anyone’s page, ever. I believe in if you don’t have something nice to say then don’t say it. But I aslo just wanted to add in my experience. As I cooked this last night…identical to directions. Even though I had the time to make the spaghetti the traditional way as opposed to waiting three hours I wanted to try this recipe exactly the way you described. I didn’t have a good response from my household. And I found it to be a waste of sauce. Normally one bottle of sauce per pound of meat is enough. I understand the slow cooker eats up alot of sauce so i wonder if maybe there is a more sufficient way to cook the noodles without wasting so nuch sauce ? My noodles were mushy and overall was a dry sauce. So the fact even three bottles weren’t enough and the extra broth was a surprise. I LOVE cream cheese so this is the main reason I took this on..but I personally found the combination to be a bit sour. Needless to say, it was an epic fail for me. I am trying to expand my crock pot recipes so I am still following you and would love to take on another challenege. Thanks for being so brave to leave a place for feedback …negative or positive. Its all just personal preference. And thanks for sharing the recipe

  38. Sara Lang

    This recipe is so good, my kids and husband ask for it over and over. And it smells so good while it’s cooking. We love it!!!

  39. Barrie Mace

    I was looking for a Spaghetti recipe for crock pot and found yours. Thanks goodness I did! It is sooo easy, your instructions are simple and straight to the point. I made this for dinner, only had 3 1/2 hrs to do so, and it is GREAT! Thanks SOOO Much! I did add fresh sliced baby bella mushrooms, bell peppers and chopped onion- but I ALWAYS do this, as my family likes their fresh flavor. I will DEFINITELY be making this recipe again!!!! FANTASTIC!! Thanks again! Will be pinning your recipes as often as I can and will definitely be wanting to make more of them myself!

  40. Taylor

    You might want to specify in the ingredients list that it must be regular noodles.. I used whole wheat prior to reading all the comments!Im in college so im cooking on a budget and I was really disappointed to have to throw it away!

  41. Tiffany

    Just made this today, it was great and so easy! We are vegetarian so we used Quorn meatless crumbles instead of ground beef. I just added that into the crock pot frozen along with a bag of frozen chopped spinach and it worked great! Just didn’t add any broth because I figured the extra liquid from frozen items would make up for it. Super yummy – 1 year old loved it too!! Will definitely be making this again. Thanks so much!

  42. Jennifer

    I made this tonight and my noodles are all mushy! I think 3 hours is too long in my crock pot. It taste good other than mushy noodles..

  43. Mary


    Do you think I could use 2 jars of sauce and 1 jar full of water?

    Also, has anyone tried cooking the meat raw with all the ingredients in the crock pot at the same time?

  44. Damian

    I went wrong somewhere some how. I followed the instructions because it was my first time making it, but the pasta came out very…. gooey? like a paste more than pasta? I don’t know why. Now the flavor itself was AMAZING!!!!! The pasta just came out all wrong. I still ate it and so did my girlfriend. She said there was nothing wrong with the flavor, just the pasta didn’t look like pasta.

    So the second time I made it, I didn’t use the crockpot, instead i made everything on the stove top and it came out perfect.

    Thanks for this recipe, it got bookmarked as a favorite in my pocket app.

  45. Slow Cooker

    I made this tonight and it was very good. It took almost no effort Delicious and was so easy. I swapped out the beef for ground turkey (a 20 ounce pkg of 93 percent lean), used whole wheat spaghetti,(a 13.5 ounce box, I didn’t realize it wasn’t a pound but it didn’t matter) reduced fat cream cheese and only two jars of marinara sauce and I added one 14.5 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes and 1 1/2 cups water all in the beginning. I also added two grated carrots and a chopped onion and fresh garlic and a few shakes of red pepper flakes to the turkey while I cooked it for extra flavor. I let it cook for about 2 hours in my slow cooker/ nesco roaster. It was so easy….it came in at 12 weight watchers points for 8 servings or 10 points for 10 servings. Next time I will add mushroom to the turkey as it cooks. A keeper for me.

  46. Kim

    I was very skeptical when i was putting it in the crock pot. I had no clue you could cook spaghetti in the crock pot. I’ve tried the crock pot lasagna version and I didn’t like it, too soupy. I was afraid that was going to happen with this. The verdict: AMAZING! This is now my favorite recipes. When I make spaghetti, it’s pretty bland, this is delish!

  47. R

    I just made this tonight and my husband and I loved it! I put in a whole block of cream cheese, added fresh minced garlic and it was so worth it. The thick and creamy texture made for decadent leftovers! THANKS FOR AN AWESOME RECIPE!

  48. Amy

    Hi really looking forward to trying this. Would be great if the recipe included ingredients for making your own sauce as we are really trying to stay away from jarred stuff 🙂

  49. Sharon

    My kids Loved this! What I liked about it was it was easy for the kids (my 2 y/o and 4 y/o) to eat without getting sloppy like the typical pasta and sauce spaghetti. The sauce wasn’t runny and stuck to the pasta really well making this easy to fed the little ones. Most important, my extremely picky 4 y/o had two servings! Would be great for a potluck and also busy parents who want to start this in the morning and have the non-cooking parent serve this to kids when they get home from school 😉 I followed recipe to T and came out perfect. I think the cream cheese part was a nice touch. Definitely a recipe worth keeping.

  50. Amber

    I am doing this tonight. Minus the hamburger meat, with vodka sauce instead and fresh garlic and shallots. Yummmmmmmmm

  51. Jen

    My mom came up with something very similar when I was a kid, she called it “spaghetti lasagna” — it’s always been one of my favorite dishes. The cream cheese is definitely magic!

  52. rae

    Any suggestions for doubling the recipe? I have a gathering of 25-30 people & wanted to try this but wasn’t sure about the cook time & the way I should arrange the doubled ingredients. I want to make sure it’s cooked just right, especially with so many hungry guests! 😉

  53. Meghan

    I have a long day of work today and was trying to think of a way the spaghetti I wanted to make for all my boys tonight (hubby and three sons) would stay fresh. I thought…could I make it in a crock pot?!?!? Thank you for helping me!

  54. Shara

    Did not work! Noodles stuck together, i followed the directions to a T and it looked just like your pictures, I’m so disappointed! I uses regular spaghetti noodles too!

  55. Tina Sundeen

    Hi! I’m trying your super easy recipe right now! Hope the men in the house enjoy it:). I know I already will. The only change was I used 2 cups Kraft Mozzarella ( the one with a touch of cream cheese ) as I didn’t have cream cheese on hand.


  56. Heather R

    This is the best spaghetti I’ve ever eaten! Normally I can’t eat very much spaghetti but I can’t stop eating this so I’m glad it makes a lot. My children are picky eaters and they gobbled this up. Yay! Thank you for this recipe. It will certainly be in our regular rotation.

  57. Loved this – great new go-to meal. We had ground chicken on hand and beef stock, but it worked just fine. My crock pot runs hot so we were finished in two hours but still left about 20 minutes for the last addition of broth to soak in. Angel hair worked fine for us; any clumping was resolved with the last addition of broth and a couple of good stirs. Thanks! 🙂

  58. Crysta

    This is so yummy! It has become a regular meal in my house. My husband can’t get enough of it and the kids love it too. I substitute water for the chicken broth (just a personal preference) and added some mozzarella with the Parmesan.

  59. Ashley

    I was wondering how long you need to cook this and at what temperture. I’m giving it a try tomorrow night for dinner.


  60. Kristyn F.

    Is there any alternative besides cheese? My husband hates cheese and it is difficult to find crock pot ideas without adding in the cheese.

  61. This is so yummy and easy! I used light cream cheese and Quorn vegetarian mince/crumbles instead of beef to lower the calories a bit and it was still so good! Though this would definitely taste even better with homemade sauce so I might try that next time.

  62. Megan

    I just made this for a second time. We loved it the first time – I did have a couple of spots where the spaghetti clumped, but overall it was fine. However, it made too much for my small family (even delicious meals get tedious when you have the leftovers every day for almost a week!) So this time I halved the recipe and used Rotelle pasta (wagon wheels) instead, as someone else mentioned. I put it in my 3 qt crock and cooked it on high for 1.5 hrs, stirred, then had it on low for 1 hr. I did stray from halving the recipe for a few things: I did 3 oz cream cheese, 3/4C broth, and I added a little extra sauce and broth at the end since we weren’t quite ready to eat yet and I kept it on “Keep Warm” for another 1/2 hr but didn’t want it to dry out.

    I always appreciate the little preparation notes like this that others leave, so I thought I would help out my fellow Picky Palate readers!

  63. Mary Persinger

    I am trying this today..Looks yummy! I am using turkey instead of beef and also need broth instead of chicken.I had no chicken:-( I then added a can of chopped tomatoes and basil.. I will let you know how it turns out!

  64. Jolie

    Hi I made your recipe this past Friday and shared it with friends. Everyone enjoyed it but I did have a little problem with the cooking time. On your instructions, it says to cook for three hours however; after about two hours, my ingredients were sticking to the pot. I thought that was odd so I stirred everything together and did a sample taste. Everything was tasty and done! Then I proceeded to add the chicken broth and the last jar of pasta sauce and let it cook for another 30 minutes. So in all your recipe actually took only about two and a half hours to make in my crockpot. Funny because I thought they all were the same! Thanks again!

  65. Diana

    I’ve been itching to try this recipe since I found it 2 days ago. It’s in the crock pot now and I’m hovering over it because it looks so good! I can’t wait to see how my family likes it. Thanks for the recipe!

  66. Jolie

    I cannot wait to make this tomorrow! I have been on cloud nine looking at this recipe over and over again. My fiancee can’t have red sauced foods so I am going to share it with his family and I’m just so excited! I also plan to make the chocolate chip cookies with the oreos in the middle. Mmmmm! It’s gonna be a good friday night! Thanks!

  67. Amanda

    I just made this and wow it was so good and so easy to make! I don’t think I will ever make spaghetti the traditional way again! Thanks for a wonderful and easy dish!

  68. Crystal

    It’s pretty good. It’s hard for me to get my daughter to eat dinner most of the time. She always just wants PB&J, hotdogs, and corndogs….she actually ate it with no problem, so it must be good. My son doesn’t think it’s the greatest thing. I really like it because I like the thickness of the sauce. I hate when it’s runny and I never knew how to get it to not be runny. Really love the fact that there is cream cheese in it.

  69. brenda2020

    Hi Jenny, I am making this creamy spaghetti for dinner tonight. It looks delicious. Hope the family enjoys it. Thank you for sharing.

  70. Brenda Boyd

    I am making this creamy spaghetti tonight. It smells delicious. I hope the family likes it. Thanks for the recipe.



  72. Laura

    This is delicious! It has such a great, creamy texture. What I like most about it is that it keeps that texture even when stored in the fridge for leftovers; spaghetti cooked in water soaks up sauce during storage and gets mushy. Thanks for the recipe! I will be making this over and over.

  73. jordan

    i’d like to make this for dinner during the week but work 9-5 and don’t want to wait to eat until 10pm. any suggestions on how to best slow-cook this recipe throughout the day so i could turn on before work and it be ready by the time i come home?

  74. Amanda

    Made this tonight, and it was a big mushy mess! Used regular spaghetti noodles, and only cooked for 2 hours…not sure what went wrong. Kinda bummed! Like the idea of the flavor combo, next time will nix the crock pot and use the stove to.

  75. Just found this via pinterest & wanted to let you know I used the Morning Star crumbles frozen since I don’t eat meat, and served to others who do. It was so delicious, no one knew the difference until I told them! Just thought I’d share since it could be a time saving tip for those who don’t want to brown the meat – I just added some garlic & pepper on top before the cheese. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  76. Brittany

    I am going to try this for supper tonight, I haven’t heard of cooking spaghetti in the slow cooker until now. Also, this is going to be the first using my crock-pot so I am pretty excited that it will be spaghetti seeing as it’s my favorite meal 🙂

  77. Day

    This looks delish! We are hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser soon, and I was thinking this might be a good recipe to use. Do you think it would be possible to double the recipe? If so, what kind of adjustments would need to be made?

    Thanks so much!

  78. skittles

    I want to try this!! I didn’t have time to use the crockpot for dinner tonight by the time I read this so I just boiled a whole box of spaghetti noodles in 2 jars of sauce with a little water and it turned out GREAT! No draining required and the noodles soaked up so much of the flavor. Amazing! Can’t wait to try your version with the cream cheese to make it even better!

  79. Katie

    Has anyone used a little more spaghetti so there are a few more servings? I am making this for a party with 12 people and want to be sure there is enough for everyone!! Thanks!

  80. Heather

    I tried this and it turned out great! Next time I make it, I’ll be making a couple of tweaks. I wasn’t able to find 26 oz jars, so I’m going to make up the difference with water, because it really could have used the extra moisture. I am also going to go with linguine because I think my crock-pot runs hot, and although the spaghetti was perfect, it would not have taken much more time to be over-cooked (at 6500 feet). I will be making it at sea-level next and need the time to be a bit more forgiving. I think that the extra water, and the switch to linguine might be just right.

  81. Emili Glass

    followed to the T, and ended up with mushy mess of noodles that we barely could eat. Bummer..

  82. Kimberley

    Ok, the dish is finished and has cooled some and…..boy, it’s good! I will definitely make this again. I’ll use regular sized spaghetti (although, I don’t mind the few clumps that are in here b/c they are minimal) next time. I’ve paired it with a chopped salad. I cook for myself only so this will be lunch and dinner tomorrow, as well, and the rest will get frozen. I hope it freezes well!

  83. Kimberley

    This has 30 minutes to go in my crock pot and I can’t wait to taste it. I noticed when I stirred the spaghetti there was clumping. I picked up “thin” spaghetti thinking it would be best, but next time I’ll just get regular after reading the comments.

  84. Hmmm this looks so delicious and simple! I had no idea you could cook spaghetti in a slow cooker (esp the noodles!) but it’s a great idea. I know what I’m cooking for dinner tonight 🙂

  85. katie

    this looks fabulous, making it tonight my DD is a little nervous about the “cheese” in the sauce, but I think she will love it

  86. Ashley M

    This looks super easy and sounds GREAT….Always looking for new ways for the crockpot….Will be supper this week………..YUMMMMYYYYYYYYY

  87. Stephanie

    I can’t wait to try this! I need something that I can get ready before hand on soccer nights. This looks like the perfect solution! I just stumbled upon your site today and have already bookmarked 15 recipes. I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out!

  88. My crock pot and I are in the middle of a salacious affair lately and this spaghetti may be just what we need to spice things up. This sounds perfect, and hearty and wonderful after a long day of work.

  89. This was a winner at our house! I used only half the sauce, since that’s all I had and we don’t like a lot of sauce anyway. Also, I used water instead of chicken broth, because I didn’t have any broth. Still turned out good. I may add mushrooms next time though.

    Thanks for posting!

  90. Katie

    I just made this and maybe I messed something up. I followed the directions exactly but ended up with mushy, clumps of pasta. Most of it stuck together and got all gummy and pasty. I peeled as much apart as I could before adding the broth and letting it cook another hour but yeah, just didn’t work for me. It tasted great, quite yummy but the mushy, pasty texture of the pasta just really turned us off. Oh well.

    1. Katie

      This happened to me too! Did you use angel hair pasta? I am wondering if that made a difference in mine?!

      1. Katie

        Same thing happened here! I wish I would have read allll of the comments before I bought the angel hair pasta yesterday. Oh well, at least I know what caused the clumpiness for when I make it next time. Note to self: get regular spaghetti noodles!

        1. Cool Breeze

          Turned into mushy mess. Used whole wheat pasta which is normally more stout… Good idea but not too sure on the execution here. Help?

          1. jerri ryan

            I think the angel hair pasta is the problem. I used angel hair (all I had) and we got mushy-cheesy pasta. 🙂 The kids ate it, but reluctantly!! Next time I will make sure to use spaghetti noodles.

          2. Vicki Buntemeyer

            Didn’t work well for me either. Sauce on the bottom dried out and clumped a lot of the spaghetti together. Salvaged what we could and put in regular pot to finish it. Added more sauce and some tomato juice to finish cooking the spaghetti. The taste was pretty good but don’t think I will try it in crockpot again.

      1. Angie

        I had the same issue with my 5 qt Crock Pot which tends to run on the warmer side. When I used my 6qt Crock Pot (both Crock Pot brand) it worked out fine with spaghetti noodles. I think if your machine runs hotter, it sort of bakes the bottom instead of cooking through. If your machine runs warmer, what about trying it on low to start with and then after an hour or so, turn it up to high?

        1. Ryan

          I’m wondering if some people only follows the picture directions and not the written ones?

          I was looking off of the picture directions and couldn’t figure out for the life of me where the 3rd jar of sauce and the chicken broth came into play. It wasn’t mentioned in the picture directions, but was mentioned in the written ones. I imagine the extra sauce and the broth would loosen it up a bit.

  91. Kim in MD

    Jennie- this looks so easy and amazingingly delicious! I have a question, though. Is there a reason why you add the chicken broth at the end instead of at the beginning? I wonder if you wouldn’t need three jars of marinara if you added the chicken broth in the beginning? I may give that a try and let you know how it turns out! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes with us! 🙂

  92. At first glance I saw Creamy “Crack” Pot Spaghetti and anything that is described as crack has got to be fantatstic…though now that I say that it makes me sound like a crackie, of which I am not…oh dear, this hole is going to get very large if I don’t stop now.
    Needless to say – this looks fantastic and anything made in a crock-pot is always delicious.

  93. Bethface

    So I made this tonight for dinner and it was so yummy and really easy. Although mine was done after only two hours, so happy I checked it.

  94. jessica

    I work during the day away from home and am wondering how I might adapt the time on this recipe to be able to start it before I leave (around 8am) and have it go all day until I get home around 4:30 . . . is it possible to cook it on low for that period of time and have it be ok?? Thoughts? Thanks – love the crock pot but am having trouble finding recipes that can cook as long as I need them to. Thanks – love your site. One of my favorites.

    1. jessica

      just made it through all the comments and say your reply to a previous post about leaving it all day. Think I will have to save this one for a day I am home. Looks good though.


    1. Sandie

      I am wondering, did the pasta come out mushy ? this sounds great, but not sure about how the texture would turn out

  95. I made your Wild Rice Cheesy Chicken Casserole for dinner tonight and it was SO delicious!! I halved the recipe as I’m just cooking for my husband & I-it was plenty and we have leftovers. Also, I added some broccoli which we really liked. I will be making it again!

  96. Amy Hudnut

    YUM, I made this tonight and it was delish! I used rotelle noodles instead because my boys aren’t big fans of spaghetti noodles. It was a HIT! Will be making this again and again!!! Thank you!

  97. MegT

    Love seeing another crockpot recipe- thank you for posting! I hope to try your recipe soon. The crockpot is a great convenience for on-the-go mommas. It just makes me feel like I still “made” supper for my family without all the chaos after work.

  98. Stephanie

    So excited to try this! Will the noodles still cool if I leave it on low all day while I am at work or does it need to be cooked on high?

  99. Andrea

    I was so looking forward to having this for dinner tonight, however it helps to turn on my crockpot! Grrrr. We will have it tomorrow. Looking forward to trying this.

  100. I am totally making this for dinner tomorrow night! My husband is pretty picky, but he has been trying to slowly branch out his palate; this is a good, tiny step up from the usual plain ol’ marinara spaghetti we make. Can’t wait, it looks delicious! 🙂

  101. Lori

    Looks so good, love the cream cheese add in… I boil the hamburger when I make spaghetti, tacos, gets all the grease out and hamburger is fine..

    1. ArndtYouErin

      I’ve never thought of that. I always rinse it off with HOT tap water while it’s draining in the colander.

  102. I LOVE when I can invite my dinner into the crockpot to cook for me while we’re running the kids around. Thank you! Looks wonderful!

  103. I’ve been looking for a great crock pot spaghetti recipe and I think I’ve found it. You had me at cream cheese!!!:) YUM!

  104. I never thought to make spaghetti in a crock pot. What an awesome idea! I can’t wait to give this a try. It was so nice meeting you at Food Blog Forum this weekend!

  105. Sue

    Looks divine but curious as to why it requires so much pasta sauce. For the everyday one jar of sauce is, for me, too much for one pound of pasta. and now that I’ve splurged on Whole Foods San Marzano pureed tomatoes I’m spoiled and like to make my own sauce. Will try this, though, esp because I just bought some parmagiano reggiano on sale. It looks very kid friendly, too-thanks!

      1. Keegan

        I agree! This was my first thought when I saw the noodles it looks delicious I ran home on lunch and got it all in the crock pot for tonight!

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