Easy Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe

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​This Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe uses frozen meatballs and a few simple ingredients to create a no-fuss dinner the whole family will love. Serve with egg noodles or over mashed potatoes for an easy weeknight dinner. 

Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe

Easy Weeknight Comfort Food

As someone who juggles a busy schedule, my favorite meals to prepare for my family are ones that offer both comfort and convenience. This recipe for Crockpot Swedish Meatballs has become a regular meal in our family’s dinner rotation. Not only is it an easy recipe to whip together, but it also produces a delicious meal that satisfies every time. Whether served over a bed of fluffy egg noodles or creamy mashed potatoes, it’s the sort of comfort food that brings everyone to the table, eager and ready to indulge. 

Wouldn’t you love coming home after a long day to the aroma of savory Swedish meatballs greeting you at the door? Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? That’s the beauty of a crockpot recipe—it does all the work for you.

Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe

Why you’ll love this Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe:

  • This Crockpot Swedish Meatballs recipe is a simple yet delicious meal.
  • Perfect for busy families looking for comfort food recipes.
  • A hearty meal with no prep work. Simply dump the ingredients into your crockpot and start it up. 
Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for Crockpot Swedish Meatballs

You only need a few simple ingredients for this delicious meal. 

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup – a creamy base that’s perfect for blending with other ingredients to create a savory sauce. 
  • 1 can beef broth – adds depth and richness to the sauce, complementing the meatballs beautifully. 
  • 2 tbsp A1 Steak Sauce – for that tangy, bold flavor that gives the creamy sauce an excellent kick. 
  • 1 pkt Lipton Onion Soup Mix – an easy way to infuse the sauce with a rich, oniony taste that’s both simple and delicious. 
  • 1 cup sour cream – stirred in right at the end, lending a delicious creaminess that’s absolutely irresistible. 
  • 1 pkg egg noodles – the perfect bed for your tender meatballs and creamy sauce, making for a hearty meal. 
  • 1 bag of frozen meatballs – for an easy dinner recipe that’s both delicious and convenient. A great recipe for those busy nights!

How to Make Crockpot Swedish Meatballs

First, let me take you through the steps of creating what I consider the ultimate Crockpot Swedish Meatballs recipe. It’s a great recipe that feeds a lot of people (like a house full of hungry teenage boys). This delicious meal is so easy to make. Here’s how we do it:

  1. Whisk together the creamy sauce foundation – In your crockpot, whisk together one can of cream of mushroom soup, a can of beef broth, 2 tablespoons of A1 Steak Sauce, and a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, creating a savory sauce that’s going to give our meatballs lots of flavor. 
  2. Add the frozen meatballs – Next, add a bag of frozen meatballs to the crockpot. Stir them until they’re well-coated with the sauce. This easy step uses frozen meatballs to shorten cooking time, making this perfect for a busy day. 
  1. Cook on low heat – Cover and let the meatballs simmer on low for about 3-4 hours. This slow cooking process ensures that our delicious meatballs become juicy and tender, absorbing all the wonderful flavors from our creamy sauce. 
  2. Stir in the sour cream – At the end of cooking, stir a cup of sour cream into the crockpot. This is the best part! It adds a delicious creaminess to the sauce, making it the perfect cream sauce for our Swedish meatballs. 

That’s it! When you’re ready to serve these flavorful meatballs, boil a pot of fluffy egg noodles, drain the water off. You can stir them into the crockpot or serve them on the side. Serving the meatballs over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes is also a delicious way to enjoy them. Either way, it’s a filling meal that’s total comfort food. It’s a favorite recipe that has a special place in my cooking repertoire, especially for family gatherings or a delicious dinner at home.

Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe

Variations of the Recipe

  • Make your own homemade meatballs: Instead of frozen, make your own meatballs with ground beef, a sprinkle of garlic powder, a touch of onion powder, and your choice of warm spices for a truly homemade touch. 
  • Switch up the meat: Venture beyond beef by trying Italian meatballs or even a mix of ground turkey for a lighter, yet equally delicious meal. 
  • Opt for a different sauce: If you prefer a tang over the traditional steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce can add a deep, savory element that marries well with the creamy sauce. 
  • Add in fresh mushrooms: For an earthy depth, add fresh mushrooms with the other ingredients, elevating the flavor profile of your meatballs. 
  • Try heavy cream for creaminess: For a richer, more indulgent sauce, substitute sour cream with heavy cream. 
  • Double the recipe: Need to feed a crowd? This recipe easily doubles with no extra work!
  • Make more sauce: To make more gravy, double the beef broth and add another can of cream of mushroom soup.
Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe

What to Serve with Swedish Meatballs

This hearty, flavor-packed meal calls for side dishes that add a touch of freshness or a hint of sweetness to balance out the meal. 

  • Green Beans: One of my personal favorites to pair with this dish is a vibrant, buttery green beans side. The crispness of the green beans not only offers a contrasting texture but also cuts through the creamy richness of the meatballs and gravy. 
  • Frozen Peas: I like to keep a bag of frozen peas handy for meals like this. They only take 5 minutes in the microwave, and you’ve got a pop of green to add to your meal. 
  • A Side Salad: A fresh, crisp salad is a great compliment to Swedish Meatballs. 
  • Dinner Rolls or Crusty Bread: Perfect for sopping up the extra gravy on your plate. Bread goes with almost any pasta meal. 

Whether you’re serving this meal on a chilly evening or at a family gathering, these side dishes ensure a wonderfully rounded and satisfying meal that leaves everyone at the table reaching for seconds. 

Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe

Your New Favorite Crockpot Meal

This ultimate crockpot Swedish meatball recipe, with its creamy gravy sauce, beef meatballs, and the option to serve over fluffy mashed potatoes or with egg noodles is a total comfort food. It’s the kind of hearty meal that brings the whole family together, making everyone feel at home. 

The slow cooker does all the work, allowing the savory sauce and meatballs to develop an even better flavor over time, making your cooking experience virtually stress-free. 

So, if you’re looking for an easy dinner recipe that’s guaranteed to become a favorite recipe, look no further. I encourage you to give this Swedish meatball recipe a try. It’s an easy way to create a special meal that’s both satisfying and filled with delicious creaminess. Who knows, the first time you serve this, it may just earn a permanent spot in your family’s meal rotation. Here’s to delicious meatballs, creamy sauces, and making memories around the dinner table. 

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Easy Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe

Melisha Kreppein
​This Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe uses frozen meatballs and a few simple ingredients to create a no-fuss dinner the whole family will love. Serve with egg noodles or over mashed potatoes for an easy weeknight dinner. 
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 157 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 10.5 oz cream of mushroom soup
  • 14.5 oz beef broth
  • 2 tbsp A1 Steak Sauce
  • 1 pkg onion soup mix
  • 28 oz frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 bag egg noodles prepared according to package directions
  • 1 tsp parsley optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • In your crockpot, whisk together one can of cream of mushroom soup, a can of beef broth, 2 tablespoons of A1 Steak Sauce, and a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.
  • Next, add a bag of frozen meatballs to the crockpot. Stir them until they’re well-coated with the sauce.
  • Cover and let the meatballs simmer on low for about 3-4 hours.
  • At the end of cooking, stir a cup of sour cream into the crockpot.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes (optional). Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice.

Notes

Nutritional information is for the Swedish Meatball recipe only. Rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes are not included. 

Variations of the Recipe

  • Make your own homemade meatballs: Instead of frozen, make your own meatballs with ground beef, a sprinkle of garlic powder, a touch of onion powder, and your choice of warm spices for a truly homemade touch. 
  • Switch up the meat: Venture beyond beef by trying Italian meatballs or even a mix of ground turkey for a lighter, yet equally delicious meal. 
  • Opt for a different sauce: If you prefer a tang over the traditional steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce can add a deep, savory element that marries well with the creamy sauce. 
  • Add in fresh mushrooms: For an earthy depth, add fresh mushrooms with the other ingredients, elevating the flavor profile of your meatballs. 
  • Try heavy cream for creaminess: For a richer, more indulgent sauce, substitute sour cream with heavy cream. 
  • Double the recipe: Need to feed a crowd? This recipe easily doubles with no extra work!
  • Make more sauce: To make more gravy, double the beef broth and add another can of cream of mushroom soup.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 5.5gProtein: 4.4gFat: 13.1gSaturated Fat: 6.7gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 511mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.9gCalcium: 58mg
Keyword crockpot, slow cooker
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