The Quickest Swedish Meatball Recipe

Total Time
5hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 hrs

My mother who is Swedish hates when I make this quick dish (she spends all day making Swedish Meatballs) but all the girls at work love it and always ask me to make it. I don't tell them how quick it is. Sometimes I do make my own meatballs and then throw them into the crock pot for this very quick and delicious dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (38 ounce) packagefrozen meatballs
  • 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup (you can mix and match the soups, like cream of celery, cream of chicken, golden mushroom soup, etc)
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


  1. Place all ingredients in a crock pot.
  2. Cook on low for at least 5 hours.


Most Helpful

I needed a quick and easy meatball recipe for a potluck at work. This worked great, and my family loved it also. I did mix and match the soups. With the combination of soy sauce and soup, it is salty, but very good.

Jackie P. January 03, 2003

Although, I am very much a snob when it comes to my swedish meatballs, I actually enjoyed this. My mother is Swedish and I was born in Sweden and raised all over the world. So I do very much know what real Swedish Meatballs taste like and how to prepare them. With that said, I made this knowing these are not the real deal which allowed bias to be set aside (which by the way, whether you add nutmeg, dill, soy sauce... that's personal preference and doesn't make or break the authenticity of real Swedish Meatballs). I added Maggi Seasoning and soy sauce to the sauce, used Craime Fraiche (didn't have Sour Cream), added a few dashes of dill and parsley and this was so yummy! With my egg noodles, tossed them with butter and parsley. Made for a great lazy night dinner!

Phoenix Food Queen March 05, 2008

Delicious recipe that is quick and easy. My only suggestion is that I enjoyed this more when Worcestershire sauce was used in place of the soy sauce.

alicatcooks May 18, 2010

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