Beth's Swedish Meatball Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I had a mad craving for swedish meatballs tonight. I couldn't find a recipe that was really what I was looking for, so I came up with this. I'm posting it here for safe keeping. Perfect for a quick supper when using premade frozen meatballs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in olive oil until softened.
  2. Stir in garlic and mushrooms, cook until heated through.
  3. Add the can of mushroom soup and a half can of water.
  4. Stir well then add in the chicken or beef flavor base, cream, paprika, onion powder and parsley flakes.
  5. Stir well, then stir in sour cream.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Add hot cooked meatballs and let simmer for a few minutes.
Most Helpful

The taste of the sauce is fantastic. I agree with the other reviewer that it i a little too thin, but a quick cornstarch slurry helped to thicken it right up. I put my sauce and meatballs in a crockpot for 4 hours so that the meatballs picked up on the great flavors from the sauce. Very good recipe I will definitely be using this one again.

ladydee216 January 27, 2013

Very good. Comes out a little too thin for me but overall an excellent recipe. One that lends itself to easy modification; my specialty!

jimjam63 August 30, 2011