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A plate with crockpot spaghetti squash and meatballs topped with tomato sauce

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

This crockpot spaghetti squash and meatballs is an easy, healthy recipe that the whole family will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot spaghetti squash and meatballs, slow cooker spaghetti squash and meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 391kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers



  • 1 Spaghetti Squash


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves


  • Slice the spaghetti squash in half (the long way) and scoop out the seeds. Either place both halves in cut side down (if they’ll fit that way), or place both in the crockpot on their sides (like an oyster shell).
  • Mix all ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl. Roll into meatballs and place in crockpot around the squash (or, if you have it oyster-style, place the meatballs in the squash).
  • Mix all ingredients for the sauce except fresh basil, and pour into crockpot, coating the meatballs and squash.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
  • When it’s ready, remove the spaghetti squash from the sauce and meatball mixture. Place on a cutting board or plate. Use a fork to pull out the squash noodles from the inside, and discard the outer portion of the squash.
  • Meanwhile, add fresh torn basil leaves and cook with the sauce and meatballs for about 5 more minutes. If the sauce is thin, keep the heat on high and let it sit uncovered for 30 minutes before serving – it should thicken up a bit.
  • Top the spaghetti squash with sauce and meatballs. Serve & enjoy!


If you want to confirm the meat is cooked through, test a meatball with a meat thermometer.  It should reach an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees prior to serving.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving):
391 calories, 14.5 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 1200 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 14.5 g sugar, 32 g protein, Vitamin A: 20%, Vitamin C: 44%, Calcium: 26%, Iron: 31%


Calories: 391kcal