Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs


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Juicy meatballs are cooked in a rich and creamy sauce and served over egg noodles for a comforting meal that everyone loves. Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs are one of my family’s favorite weeknight dinners! Make this for dinner tonight or prep it as a freezer meal for a busy day.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Most of the ingredients needed for this recipe are to make the sauce. It’s sooooo delicious and creamy and flavorful and just *chefs kiss*! SO good!

I like to take a shortcut when making this recipe and use frozen meatballs. Prep time is cut in half and honestly, they taste just as good (if not better) than homemade meatballs.

To make Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs, you’ll need:

  • cornstarch
  • water
  • beef broth
  • frozen meatballs
  • can cream of mushroom soup
  • packet brown gravy powder mix
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • sour cream
  • Cooked egg noodles, for serving

How to Make Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Making this is pretty simple! I’ll walk you through it so you know exactly what to do 🙂

Step 1: Make a slurry

Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl with a whisk.

Step 2: Slow cook

To a large slow cooker add the cornstarch slurry, beef broth, meatballs, cream of mushroom, brown gravy, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning stir well. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours.

Step 3: Add in finishing ingredients

Turn off the slow cooker and add in the sour cream. Stir until it has melted completely.

Step 4: Serve

Serve over cooked egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice, and enjoy! You can serve this with a side of steamed vegetables to make a complete meal. We like to eat this with peas.

Make a Freezer Meal

This is one of my very favorite dishes to meal prep, because it always sounds good to me! I love going through my freezer and discovering I have a bag of these frozen. It seriously makes my day so much better knowing I get to eat this for dinner but I don’t have to prep it. SO, I highly suggest that you make this into a freezer meal!

Okay, to make this, add all of the ingredients except the broth, sour cream, and egg noodles to a freezer bag. Make sure to write on the bag to add the broth in once you put the food into the slow cooker (and to add sour cream in at the end and serve over egg noddles). Freeze for up to 3 months.

You can cook this meal from frozen, which is so awesome! Just add about 30 minutes to the cooking time and follow the normal cooking instructions below.

Here are a few of my favorite tips for making freezer meals:

  • Use gallon-sized freezer bags. Normal bags tend to rip once frozen.
  • Use bag holders to make it easier to fill the bags.
  • If you don’t have bag holders, you can place the bag into a large drink pitcher to help hold the bag up.
  • Write on the label what the recipe is, the date you prepared it, how long to cook it for, if you have to add any ingredients, and what to serve with the meal. This will keep you from pulling out a bag of mystery meat and having no idea what to do with it!
  • Run the bag under hot water for a few seconds to loosen up the food so it is easy to pour out of the bag.
  • Make sure you take the food out of the plastic bag before cooking! Didn’t think I needed to say that but I get asked all the time, haha.
  • Freezer meals last for about 3 months in the freezer, so make sure you’re checking your dates.
slow cooker swedish meatballs

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Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Recipe by Julia Pacheco
Course: DinnerDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 3 cups beef broth

  • 32 oz frozen meatballs

  • 10 oz can cream of mushroom

  • 1 – 0.8 oz packet brown gravy powder mix

  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • Cooked egg noodles, for serving


  • To a small bowl make the cornstarch slurry, whisk together the cornstarch and water.
  • To a large slow cooker add the cornstarch slurry, beef broth, meatballs, cream of mushroom, brown gravy, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning stir well. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • Turn the slow cooker off and stir in the sour cream until it is well combined and melted. Serve over egg noodles, cooked rice, or mashed potatoes enjoy!
  • Freezer Meal Directions
  • To the bag, add in all of the ingredients except the broth, sour cream, and egg noodles. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to cook, add the contents of the bag to a large slow cooker along with the broth (write a note on the freezer bag to add 3 cups broth at cooking time). This meal can be cooked from frozen, just add 30 minutes to the cooking time above!
  • Once cooked, follow instruction 3 above.

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  1. Christina Olson

    I made these on Friday, and my family loved it! Easy, tasty, and even my picky eaters asked for more. What’s not to love! Thank you for posting.

  2. My husband and I love this recipe. Only change was I added 1lb of sliced mushrooms, than cooked on low for 6hrs.
    Getting ready for total shoulder replacement and this recipe will be one of the freezer meals of yours.
    Hubby only cooks hotdogs, hamburgers and hungry helper. Refuse to live off that for 8-12 weeks.

  3. These meatballs were just delicious. I served them over buttered noodles and with green beans. I am taking chemo and your slow cooker recipes have been a real blessing, keep up the good work!

  4. Elizabeth Rainey

    I made this today. No substitutions. It was absolutely succulent. Served it with corn on the cob and garlic bread. Everyone in the household gave it thumbs up

  5. This recipe my family’s new favorite! Thank you so much for sharing! Your videos always brighten up my week, and help keep our dinners varied and yummy!

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