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Easy Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Easy Swedish Meatballs cook in the slow cooker and are simple to make with frozen meatballs, gravy packet, beef broth, cream of mushroom soup, and evaporated milk which makes the creamy gravy sauce so smooth and creamy. Serve over egg noodles for a delicious dinner that even the kids will eat!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot swedish meatballs, easy swedish meatballs, easy swedish meatballs with gravy packet, swedish meatballs, swedish meatballs with frozen meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 324kcal
Author Jessica - Together as Family


  • 1 bag (32 oz) frozen Italian style or homestyle meatballs equal to 60 frozen meatballs
  • 1 can (14.75 oz) 50% reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet (.87 oz) brown gravy mix
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk


  • Spray the insert of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Dump the meatballs into the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl add the beef broth, cream of mushroom soup, gravy packet contents, garlic powder, and water. Stir with a wire whisk until combined. Pour over the meatballs.
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on LOW heat for 4-5 hours.
    * Mine are usually done right at 4 hours 30 minutes. The meatballs can be in there the entire 5 hour cook time, but just know that once you add the evaporated milk it's best to eat the meatballs soon after so you can maintain that smooth creamy gravy sauce.
  • Add the can of evaporated milk and stir together. Put the lid back on and let it cook for 15-30 minutes. Serve immediately over some cooked egg noodles or rice.



Serving Note : Each serving includes, and nutrition information, is for 7 meatballs. Well 7.5 meatballs to be exact. Nutrition Information is just for 7 meatballs and some sauce. It does not include the egg noodles or rice that it is served over. 
Frozen Meatballs : I always use a giant bag of frozen meatballs from Costco so I always just count out 60 meatballs. A 32 oz bag of frozen meatballs is equal to 60-62 meatballs. Use Italian style meatballs or homestyle meatballs. 
Tip : If you want a really thick sauce then stir 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into the evaporated milk before adding it into the meatballs. I tried this once and thought it was too thick (too much like gravy) so I don't do this. 


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg