Meatballs are always a great choice when it comes to freezer cooking. On top of being a quick dinner option for a busy weeknight, meatballs can be cooked a variety of ways. That means you can turn frozen meatballs into several different delicious dinners without much time or effort!
With this easy Swedish meatball recipe, you can whip up a classic main course, pop it in the freezer, and reheat it when you’re ready to enjoy a hearty meal for dinner.If you choose to use homemade meatballs as the base for this, you can use our Italian Meatballs recipe.
Easy Swedish Meatball Recipe
- 2 pounds frozen meatballs, pre-cooked (store bought is fine!)
- 2x 10 oz. cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Transfer the frozen meatballs to a gallon size freezer bag.
- Add the cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, soy sauce, parsley, nutmeg, and pepper to the bag with the meatballs.
- Seal the bag and work the meatballs into the sauce to mix all the ingredients together.
- Slightly open the bag and press out any excess air, then seal the bag again.
- Place the freezer bag in the freezer and store until you’re ready to eat.
- Thaw the meatballs in the refrigerator.
- When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 350°.
- Transfer the thawed meatballs to a greased baking dish and cover the pan with foil.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until the sauce is hot and bubbling.
Can You Cook Swedish Meatballs in the Crock Pot?
Reheating your frozen Swedish meatballs in the slow cooker is a quick and easy way to cook your dinner! That’s because all you have to do is dump the thawed meatballs into the slow cooker and set it t cook. To cook your meatballs, set the Crockpot to low and heat the meal for 3 to 4 hours, until the meatballs are warm and the sauce is hot. When ready to serve, stir the pot to mix the sauce and thoroughly coat your Swedish meatballs.
What is Swedish Meatball Sauce Made of?
Traditionally, the sauce served over Swedish meatballs is made by combining beef broth with heavy cream, flour, and sour cream to create a gravy-like topping. But that cooking method takes a lot of time and effort!
To make this recipe a little easier, just add some cream of mushroom soup to the sour cream! You’ll get a delicious sauce that tastes just like the traditional Swedish meatball topping. And the best part is that there’s no cooking involved! All you have to do is combine the sauce ingredients in a bag and toss the bag in the freezer until you’re ready to start cooking.
What Do You Serve with Swedish Meatballs?
Once you have your meatballs read to go, you’ll need a few easy side dishes to serve along with your main course! As you’re making your meal plan, try serving your meatballs with one of these easy sides…
- Mashed potatoes
- Egg noodles
- White rice
- Roasted vegetables
- 2 lbs. meatballs frozen, pre-cooked
- 2 10 oz. cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. parsley
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
Transfer the frozen meatballs to a gallon size freezer bag.
Add the cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, soy sauce, parsley, nutmeg, and pepper to the bag.
Seal the bag and squish to combine the ingredients.
Slightly open the bag and press out any excess air, then seal the bag again.
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Transfer the thawed meatballs to a greased baking dish and cover the pan with foil.
Bake for 20 minutes, until the sauce is hot and bubbling.
Serve over rice, pasta, or potatoes.