This slow cooker Swedish meatball recipe is made using frozen meatballs, so it goes together in just minutes. The results are tender meatballs surrounded in a savory creamy sauce.
You might be thinking you need to go to a restaurant to get a good Swedish meatball. Good news, this easy slow cooker recipe can be made right at home with just a few simple ingredients.
A great recipe for parties or dinner. Whether these mini bites are served for parties or to your family as a meal, they are pure comfort food taste. We just love the savory sauce that these delicious meatballs are nestled in.
Crockpot Weeknight Meal
Add the ingredients to the crockpot and come back in a few hours to a delicious family meal. This easy recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook. So why not give it a try tonight? Your taste buds will thank you!
If you are looking for a super easy party appetizer that your guests will love, this is one that belongs on the list. These little gems will fill your guest up in no time and they will be coming back for seconds because they taste so delicious. It is the perfect appetizer to compliment any menu.
When serving the meatballs at a party, keep the slow cooker set to a warm setting. That way, they will stay food safe and be the perfect temperature for your guest to enjoy.
Double This Recipe
When I have a large crowd over, I double this recipe and serve this as appetizers or over pasta as a meal! The creamy gravy sauce is just enough to serve with the pasta.
If you have a bag or two of frozen meatballs on hand, then you can whip this together in minutes. Turn the slow cooker on high and let them cook in the sauce until they are all hot and bubbly.
What to Serve with Swedish Meatballs?
Turn this meatball slow cooker recipe into a delicious meal. More often, I serve these with cooked egg noodles. However, other great options are mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables for a perfect dinner. This recipe is a family favorite, and they look forward to enjoying this meal whenever I make it. They think it is the best comfort food and I love that it is so easy.
Use Frozen Meatballs or Make Yours from Scratch
I have made this recipe using frozen meatballs and homemade meatballs from scratch. They both work well and taste great. For me, it depends on how much time I have and how much work I want to do. It seems more often than not; I end up reaching for the frozen meatballs lately.
Here is My Recipe for How to Make Meatballs from Scratch
You can make your meatballs from scratch if you choose. Just mix the following ingredients together, form into balls and carry on with the rest of this recipe.
- 2 Pounds of ground beef
- 1 Medium onion finely diced
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup breadcrumbs
- ½ Cup milk
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- ½ Teaspoon pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Combine all the ingredients. Brown in a bit of olive oil in a frying pan or place them on a baking sheet and bake them for 15 minutes in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
The meatballs are ready to be added to the sauce in the slow cooker.
Note, if you use the fresh meatballs, they will not be frozen, and the cooking time will have to be adjusted. Rather than 2 hours on high, it will take approximately 1 hour on high and 2 hours on low to cook through.
Easy Swedish Meatballs, Cream of Mushroom Soup and Frozen Meatballs
This meatball recipe comes together quickly with just a few ingredients. I mix the creamy sauce right in the bottom of the slow cooker then add the meatballs. No need for a separate large bowl so it saves on dishes. Get the full recipe below, but here are the basic ingredients needed to make this savory meal.
- Cream of Mushroom Soup
- French Onion Soup
- Sour Cream
- Dry Onion Soup Mix
- A1 Steak Sauce
- Frozen Meatballs
In a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add the soup, sour cream, dry onion soup mix, and steak sauce. Mix to combine.
Add the meatballs and stir in the sauce to coat the meatballs.
Cook on high for 3-4 hours, low for 4-6 hours.
Storage and Reheating
Since this recipe contains sour cream, the texture can change a bit in the sauce if the leftovers are frozen. Therefore, I do not recommend freezing.
However, they are perfect for storing in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
To reheat, just add a bit to a microwave safe food container and reheat for a minute or two. While you can reheat on the stove top over low heat The creamy sauce tends to stick to the pot and burn; therefore, I generally use a microwave to reheat for best results.
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Slow Cooker Swedish Meatball Recipe
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- 10.75 Ounces Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 10.75 Ounces French Onion Soup
- 8 Ounces Sour Cream
- 1 Packet Dry Onion Soup Mix
- 2 Tablespoons A1 Steak Sauce
- 2 Pounds Frozen Meatballs
- In a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add the soup, sour cream, dry onion soup mix, and steak sauce. Mix to combine.
- Add the meatballs and stir in the sauce to coat the meatballs.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours, low for 4-6 hours.