Easy Swedish Meatballs


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  • 2025 good quality standard-size frozen meatballs*
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 can (10 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh or dry chopped parsley for serving, optional
  • Mashed potatoes (I love using store bought mashed potatoes like Bob Evans) or egg noodles for serving


  • Defrost meatballs in the microwave for 4-5 minutes until they are not almost thawed through.
  • Add a little olive oil to a large skillet and add meatballs over medium heat until warmed through.
  • Stir in beef broth, cream of mushroom soup and sour cream and stir until combined and sauce is heated through.
  • Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and let meatballs simmer in the sauce for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.


  • If your frozen meatballs are small (some brands are) you may want to add more meatballs.
  • If you would like to cook in the slow cooker, you don’t need to thaw meatballs. Add all ingredients except parsley in slow cooker cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2 hours.