Slow Cooker Spaghetti Meatballs with Hidden Veg Sauce

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Total Time: 32 minute
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian


Delicious meatballs cooked in the slow cooker in a hidden veggie sauce and served with spaghetti. Brilliant for fussy eaters and a meal the whole family are sure to enjoy!


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 celery, diced
  • 1 small courgette, diced
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 0.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 0.5 tsp dried basil
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 12 meatballs
  • 300g uncooked spaghetti


  • Add all of the ingredients except the spaghetti to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 3.5 hours or low for 5 hours.
  • Remove the meatballs from the slow cooker and blitz the sauce with a blender until smooth.
  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions and then add that to the sauce.
  • Mix in the meatballs and then serve.


Leftovers can be left in a container in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Reheat in the microwave or on the hob until piping hot.

This recipe can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge and reheat as above.