Lighter Crockpot Swedish Meatballs
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5 from 2 votes

Crockpot Swedish Meatballs

These Crockpot Swedish Meatballs are made lighter using half the heavy cream and extra-lean ground beef meatballs made from scratch. Serve with a side of egg noodles and broccoli for a full meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: crockpot, egg noodles, ground beef, slow cooker, swedish meatballs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 426kcal

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 (254g) package mushrooms, sliced
  • 1.5 cups beef broth
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • 1 (354g) package egg noodles
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets

Meatballs

  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yellow onion, grated
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  • Mix together ingredients for meatballs in a large bowl, then roll into 2-inch balls. Spray a very large skillet with cooking spray then heat on med-high. Cook meatballs for 3-4 minutes per side (they should all be lightly browned but not cooked through - you may need to do them in batches depending on the size skillet you have).
  • Grease slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray (or just extra butter), then add butter, mushrooms, beef broth, garlic, Worcestershire and salt & pepper. Add meatballs and drippings, then cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  • Meanwhile, mix cornstarch and water together in a small bowl to create a slurry. Boil egg noodles for 3-4 minutes, adding broccoli florets in during the last 2 minutes of cook time. Drain and set aside.
  • Once meatballs are done, add cornstarch slurry and heavy cream, tossing meatballs gently to combine sauce. Serve over egg noodles and broccoli, garnishing with fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy!
  • NOTE: These Swedish Meatballs are also great to serve at a party! Leave out the egg noodles and broccoli and just serve out of the crockpot with toothpicks.

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Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 35.5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.8mg