Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe
Cooking time 4-5 hours in a slow cooker or crockpot
Start with the meatballs:
In a mixing bowl mix together ground beef, sausage, seasoning and garlic. Form into one inch balls, and place in the bottom of your crock pot. I like to form my balls with a small scoop makes them all the same size and quick and easy. Once you have all the balls on the bottom of the slowcooker, sprinkle diced onions on top. Cover with a lid and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours. They will be cooked through at this point and hold their shape till the end of the cooking process. Next step is to add the pasta and sauce.
On top of the cooked meatballs add, 1 16 oz box of dry fettuccine pasta. You can leave the pasta long but I break mine up so it fits easier. Pour in 4 cups hot water, and 1 24oz jar of spaghetti sauce. Make sure all the noodles are under the liquid. Place lid back on top of crock pot and cook for 1 – 2 hours. It depends on how well you like your pasta done. The longer it cooks the less sauce there will be and the softer the noodles. Check it every half hour or so, give it a little stir and watch the magic of crock pot pasta happen. It is so good your family will be asking for seconds. Top with Italian cheese and enjoy.
TIP ~ If you were to use a thinner pasta like spaghetti or angle hair your cooking time would be MUCH shorter, like 30- hour instead.
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