Freezer-Friendly Swedish Meatballs

Make this simple Swedish meatball recipe for tonight's dinner or prep ahead and freeze to make later.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 (28 ounce) package frozen meatballs

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce (such as A1 Steak Sauce®)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Add frozen meatballs, broth, condensed soup, mushrooms, onion, steak sauce, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper; stir to combine.

  2. Cook until heated through and vegetables are tender, on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on High for 4 to 6 hours, mixing in sour cream during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Cook's Notes:

To make this a freezer meal, combine all ingredients (except sour cream) in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag and freeze until ready to use. Remove bag from the freezer and let thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Dump the contents of the bag into the slow cooker and follow instructions in step 2.

You can cook this in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) on high for 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
21g Fat
12g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 778mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 435mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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