Fast Fix Microwave Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I cannot remember where I found this recipe, but I am glad I did. Any cream soup can be used, but I prefer the Cheddar. It is very nice over buttered orzo.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 12 teaspoon lawrys salt
  • 12 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 13 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Combine meat, onion, salt, pepper, bread crumbs,and egg.
  2. Shape into small meatballs.
  3. In a 11x7 inch glass dish melt the butter in the microwave: approximately 30- 45 seconds.
  4. Add the meatballs.
  5. Cook 4 minutes, turning after 2 minutes to cook evenly.
  6. Blend the soup, milk and parsley; pour over meatballs.
  7. Cover with waxed paper.
  8. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Stir.
  10. Cook an another 5 minutes, then stir again.
  11. Let stand 5 minutes covered.
  12. Serve and enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was very easy, and good. I made the meatballs less than 1" diameter, and cooked them for 16 minutes total. The sauce tasted a little bland, so I added 1/4 cup sweet chili dipping sauce, which is mildly spicy. Everyone in the family loved this dish, and I'll definitely be making it again and again.

Terri Newell September 06, 2006

This recipe was a pleasant surprise because as a rule, I do not cook in the microwave. However, needed a quick Monday night meal and had some ground beef on hand. I made the recipe exactly as posted, but used cream of chicken soup as DH doesn't care for the cheese soup. I served the meatballs and sauce over hot cooked rice - very tasty and easy to do. In fact, I made up the meat mixture in advance, then just refrigerated until I was ready to cook. You may have to "tweak" the microwave timing a bit depending on your oven, but I had no trouble getting them to come out moist & tender. Thanks Michelle!

KeyWee December 17, 2002

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