Simple Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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My slow-cooker meatballs are easy to reheat in the microwave, so when my husband packed some of the leftovers in his lunch one day, all his work buddies wished they had their own!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 envelope beefy onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked Swedish meatballs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Hot cooked noodles or mashed potatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

6 meatballs with sauce (calculated without noodles or potatoes): 363 calories, 27g fat (13g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1400mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the broth, cream of chicken soup, soup mix and parsley. Add meatballs; toss to coat. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meatballs are heated through.
  2. Stir in sour cream. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with noodles or potatoes if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Simple Swedish Meatballs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p23

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Dibilaweed User ID: 1491842 123580
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Sauce is kind of thin. I should have thickened it. Sour cream did not stir in smoothly. Does not need 5-6 hours to cook. Even on low 2 to 3 hours is sufficient"

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