This Swedish Meatballs Crockpot Recipe is the ultimate comfort food. This recipe is so easy using frozen meatball cooked to perfection in your Slow Cooker, served on egg noodles and paired with a rich and creamy sauce. Hints of Worcestershire Sauce and nutmeg make this classic comfort food dish a winning dish for any occasion.
Slow Cooker Recipes
You know that we are all about comfort food here at Bubba Pie. I’ve discovered that one of the easiest ways to get great, authentic comfort food is with your Slow Cooker. These ingenious small kitchen appliances are one of the things that keeps this mom sane. I can use it to find an easy dinner on busy weeknights, entertaining friends during the holidays or preparing a fun side dish. Just put your ingredients in there, cover and cook!
I can even use it to make some awesome desserts like this Crockpot Apple Dump Cake!
Crockpot Swedish Meatballs
While all these uses of the Crockpot are appreciated, what I’m really looking for is those easy weeknight dinners. This is why I LOVE this Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs Recipe. It is so versatile! We can use it for dinner between soccer and basketball practice, to feed a larger crowd or even as an appetizer!
No, this isn’t an “authentic” Swedish Meatball Recipe. Sorry, if you are one of those purist “foodies” that may take offense to any addition or subtraction of any steps or ingredients here. We are simply all about easy, fun recipes on this website. Here is what you’ll need to get started:
- Frozen meatballs
- minced onion (dry)
- beef broth
- Worcestershire sauce
- sour cream
- half and half
- soft egg noodles cooked and kept warm
- fresh parsley to garnish
Do You Need To Use Frozen Meatballs With This Recipe?
Absolutely not! If you’ve got a favorite homemade meatball recipe you’d like to use, go for it! Just make sure you cook them before you add them to your crockpot. If you don’t some of the grease will come out and make your gravy the wrong consistency.
It also doesn’t really matter what type of frozen meatball you use. If you find frozen “Swedish Meatballs” at the store, great, use those. But if not, you can use any other meatball and it will work just fine.
Our Swedish Meatball Sauce
This version of Swedish Meatballs has a pretty light sauce. If you wanted to thicken it up a bit you could certainly add some corn starch. But, honestly, it may be better to be a little light on that classic Swedish meatballs sauce. We use Sour Cream in our version. If sour cream isn’t your thing, you could just double up the half and half. You may want to add cornstarch if you do this to make sure that it does thicken up enough.
What To Serve With Your Swedish Meatballs?
We pair our Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs with some soft Egg Noodles. Simple prepare them according to the directions on the package as the meatballs are cooking. Mashed potatoes would also work great with Swedish Meatballs. And add some green to your plate would work well too! Maybe some green beans or broccoli!
Serving these with a some bread would also be yummy! These Drop Biscuits or Garlic Cheddar Biscuits would be perfect!
This recipe serves 4-6 people. It takes 3-4 hours in your Crock Pot. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Storage and Freezing
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator. It should stay good for up to 4-5 days.
You can certainly try to freeze this recipe. but often times, creamier sauces do not heat up well after they’ve been frozen. But you are welcome to try.
Other Notes, Tips and FAQS
- CROCKPOT LINER- Use these Crockpot Liners for a SUPER easy cleanup!
- SKINNY VERSION?– If you’d like, you can shave off some calories by substituting the Sour Cream with Non-Fat Greek Yogurt. And you can switch out the half and half for 2% milk.
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Crockpot Swedish Meatballs! We’d love to hear how it turns out in you could drop us a line in the comments section.
Swedish Meatballs Crock Pot Recipe
- 1 package 32 oz, frozen meatballs
- fully cooked meatballs, but keep frozen
- 2 tablespoons minced onion dry
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup half and half
- home style noodles cooked and kept warm
- fresh parsley to garnish
- Mix broth and Worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl.
- Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add meatballs. Sprinkle onions and nutmeg on meatballs.
- Pour broth mix over meatballs and mix.
- Heat on low for 3-4 hours, stirring every hour or so until heated through.
- in a small bowl, mix half and half and sour cream. Pour over meatballs and mix well. Continue to heat for an additional 10 minutes or until heated through.
Comments & Reviews
Can I use heavy cream rather than half and half?
I’d think so.
Vanessa B says
Can I use real onion instead of minced dried onion?
We haven’t tried that. But let us know how it turns out.