Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash with Veggie-Filled Turkey Meatballs

I love sneaking in vegetables, and I love crock pots.  What better way to combine the two than with a healthy version of the classic spaghetti & meatballs!?

This recipe makes a TON of meatballs.  You can cook them all at once and have leftovers, or you cook use the number of meatballs you need for your family and freeze the rest without being cooked.  To freeze them, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place the meatballs in a single layer with space between each meatball.  Allow to freeze for a few hours. Once frozen, put all in a freezer bag to be cooked as needed in the future.

My girls turn up their noses at spaghetti squash, so I supplement their meals with whole wheat noodles, adding them along with the spaghetti squash when serving.  They happily eat it all up.  Sneaking in veggies, such a mom thing to do!

Enjoy!

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Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash with Veggie-Filled Turkey Meatballs
Turkey meatballs, filled with carrots and zucchini, are cooked in the slow cooker along side a spaghetti squash in this healthier version of the classic spaghetti and meatballs dinner.
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Servings
Ingredients
Meatballs
Instructions
  1. Mix the meatball ingredients. If meatballs seem too wet, add additional oatmeal until desired consistency is reached. Form into balls.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half. Remove seeds from center. Place cut side down in slow cooker.
  3. Pour some spaghetti sauce around the squash in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add a layer of meatballs in the tomato sauce around the squash. Add another layer of spaghetti sauce, then another layer of meatballs. Continue until all the meatballs are in the slow cooker. Finish with sauce layer.
  4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  5. Remove squash and shred into spaghetti-like strands. Mix squash back in with sauce and meatballs. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Store-bought frozen meatballs would also work with this recipe if you are pressed for time and can't make your own meatballs.

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