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Easy-Does-It Spaghetti Recipe
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Easy-Does-It Spaghetti Recipe

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This savory spaghetti sauce is a nice change from some of the sweeter store-bought varieties. With fresh bread and a green salad, you have a complete meal. - Genevieve Hrabe, Plainville, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground allspice, mace and pepper
  • 1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti, broken in half


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the beef, tomato juice, tomato sauce, mushrooms and seasonings. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours.
  2. Stir in spaghetti. Cover and cook 1 hour longer or until spaghetti is tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
If you have a little extra preparation time, substitute 1/2 cup chopped onion for the dried minced onion in Easy-Does-It-Spaghetti.
Originally published as Easy-Does-It Spaghetti in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p67

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

This has become my go-to recipe for slow cooker spaghetti. You can do all sorts of things with it as far as additions. I am going to make it tomorrow and add a bell pepper, some real onion and two cans of mushrooms because my wife and I like them. It has my vote and I will make it may times to come.

Reviewed May. 5, 2012

Husband was a fan, I was not. I prefer chunky spaghetti sauces with lots of veggies. But it was super easy to make!

~ Theresa

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

This is really easy and it tastes fantastic! I was a little hesitant about the seasonings, but they work well with it. I did use fresh onion and garlic, but that was the only things I changed. The whole family loved it and I will definitely be making it again.

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

I would probably change the spices next time, but the thing I appreciated most about this recipe is that you cook the pasta in the crock pot without dirtying another pot on the stove. The tomato juice provides the moisture you need but it isn't runny by the time you are done. Thanks for teaching me a new cooking technique!

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