Lauren Cobello » Meal Planning » Slow Cooker Recipes » Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs
Once I realized how well meatballs cook in the slow cooker, I had to come up with a great Swedish Meatballs Crockpot recipe! And this is it!
Don’t be afraid of putting raw meatballs in the slow cooker – they turn out just fine. And this is a REALLY easy meatball recipe. Of course, it will take a little bit of time to form the meatballs, but it’s worth it. And you can make then as big or as small as you’d like.
I think I made mine a little too big in the picture above… when I had Swedish Meatballs as a kid, they were always fairly close to bite-sized.
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At this point, it will just look like meatballs in water. So now it’s time for the creamy part! Make a roux (equal parts butter and flour) and then add some milk. Get it nice and thick and then put it in the slow cooker and add the pasta. You might see some lumps at first from the cream sauce, but you can just whisk them out.
Let it cook on high for about 20 minutes, and then add the sour cream. Mix it up well, and then serve!
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This recipe is so easy and I’m so glad it doesn’t ask for cream of mushroom soup can’t wait to try it
It was great, all my kids loved it!
Very disappointed….I was Leary of cooking pasta in broth, and I was right, starch made whole dish pasty…..would be good as long as pasta cooked seperatly….and I suggest a little longer than 4 hrs on high for meatballs.
I don’t like the idea of using regular ground beef in a crockpot. There is too much grease fat that will clog your arteries. I am going to use lean ground beef instead of 80/20 ground beef. This is a much healthier option.
Yes, where is the Instant Pot recipe you wrote about?
What is the IP recipe for the Swedish Meatballs?
Interested in the Instant Pot recipe as well….
I would like the IP recipe for swedish meatballs.
Could I use Ground Turkey?
Yes you could.
If I used ground turkey would I use chicken broth instead of beef?
I’m using deer burger for mine
Do you have a link for the Instant Pot recipe for this? Thanks so much!
Just received the Instant Pot I’ve been longing for (though it’s a holiday gift so I’m not supposed to open it yet…) but maybe just for those Swedish Meatballs!! May I have the Instant Pot version? Thanks, Laura!! 🙂
Going to try cooking the meatballs, freeze them and when needed defrost and continue with the recipe. Suggestions please,.
The ingredients and the flavors worked well. However, one suggestion is that I would not add the creamy mixture to the meatball/water mixture until the meatballs have thoroughly formed. Several of the meat balls fell apart even while I was very gently whisking. The flour mixture did begin to thicken up more than I expected. Doing another gentle stir mixed it well. I would not add the pasta to the crock pot as my fear would be a more starchy / thick result.
Pasta took significantly longer than 20 minutes to cook, plus I had to add beef broth for it to absorb.
I tried this recipe tonight. It was my first time making it. I liked the flavor! The noodles did take longer than 20 minutes for me. I tried putting them in for another 30 minutes, but they were still somewhat chewy, so I’m cooking it for another hour to see if they get softer… The sauce was a little thick, but I am a somewhat new cook, so I don’t know if that was because my flour/milk mixture was not liquidy at all, but more solid/thick, or because of the noodles cooking… Also, were the noodles meant to go in for the last 20 minutes, or 20 minutes after the 4, 6, or 8 hours is done?