March 5, 2012

Shortcut Swedish Meatballs

A quick and easy recipe for Swedish Meatballs using homemade meatballs, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup and brown gravy mix (can also be made into Hamburger Stroganoff!)


I used to hate Cream of Whatever soup and would almost never use it. But y'all. Y'all! They have come a LONG way with them in the last few years.

One night I was staring at the pantry trying to figure out something quick and easy to throw together for supper when I spied a can of Cream of Mushroom and a bag of egg noodles and thought... meh, why not?

I won’t say this recipe is an authentic, made from scratch, Swedish Meatball recipe (like you would get IN Sweden) but you know what? Dadgoneit if it's not delicious!

Swedish Meatballs! A quick and easy version of Swedish Meatballs using homemade meatballs, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup and brown gravy mix. Includes alternative for making Hamburger Stroganoff!

Sometimes I skip shaping the meatballs and just make this with seasoned, browned ground beef so it's like a Hamburger Stroganoff (I can't lie, my peoples love the stroganoff Hamburger Helper and this tastes exactly like it!)

You can save yourself some time and either buy prepared frozen meatballs or do what I do and make/freeze your own. Whenever I make meatballs, I always make extra to pop in the freezer for meals like this (or spaghetti, meatball subs, etc.)

Swedish Meatballs! A quick and easy version of Swedish Meatballs using homemade meatballs, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup and brown gravy mix. Includes alternative for making Hamburger Stroganoff!

Oh, and if your crew doesn't like mushrooms, I PROMISE they will not be put off by the soup. If Husband or Brutus knew there were mushroom bits in there they'd boycott supper but neither of them has ever had a clue when I make this!

Put this in your weeknight supper rotation. You'll be glad you did!


Shortcut Swedish Meatballs


Shortcut Swedish Meatballs
Yield: 4-6 Servings
Author:
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 20 M
A quick and easy recipe for Swedish Meatballs using homemade meatballs, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup and brown gravy mix (can also be made into Hamburger Stroganoff!)

ingredients:

  • 1 12-oz. pkg. egg noodles
  • 1 batch Basic Meatballs
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream

instructions:

How to cook Shortcut Swedish Meatballs

  1. Cook noodles in salted water per manufacturer's instructions. Drain noodles then set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, add one envelope brown gravy mix to a medium saucepan. Whisk in water then heat pan over medium-high heat. Heat and whisk until gravy starts to boil.
  3. Add mushroom soup, salt and pepper; stir until completely incorporated. Add sour cream, stir well, reduce heat to low then cover until ready to use.
  4. In a large bowl, combine meatballs, sauce mixture and 3/4 cooked noodles. Gently stir until all ingredients are combined. Add more noddles per preference (some folks like it very saucy, some don't).

NOTES:

If using frozen meatballs, defrost meatballs then heat them in the sauce before mixing with the noodles.
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This recipe was shared at Meal Plan Monday and the Weekend Potluck!


13 comments:

  1. These look REALLY good good good! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

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  2. Just made these. They are sooooooooooo good!

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  3. made them for supper ~ delish!!

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  4. I make a dish very close to this and if you find you're out of meatballs,this can give you a quick meal...I will brown ground beef and while it's browning I will whisk together 2 jars of beef gravy and 16 oz of sour cream, I will boil and drain 16 oz of egg noodles. After draining the ground beef I will add the gravy and sour cram mixture and the drained egg noodles back into the frying pan and top with shredded parmesan cheese...you get the same flavors with less work...I season the ground beef with my favorite spices/seasonings...

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    1. this sounds good too. I will try it soon. what seasonings do you use in the hamburger meat I don't use many spices. thanks

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  5. Any idea how many servings this makes? I have a family of six. Just wondering if I would need to double it or not. Looks super yummy!

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  6. Is there a good alternative for the cream of mushroom? I'd love to try this recipe, but not a fan of mushroom flavor! =]

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    1. Use Beefy Mushroom so much better!

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  7. This will for sure be in dinner rotation for the month. THANKS!

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  8. Perfect, but to be Swedish and using pre-made meatballs, how about adding a little nutmeg to the GRAVY?? Great recipe!

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  9. i added nutmeg and used cream of celery instead and a bay leaf. im actually impressed w myself. 1st time making these and I like my recipes taste better than IKEA...lol. Need some lingonberry though...or whatever its called. But this recipe did help me establish the foundation.

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  10. I don't like mushrooms so I use cream of onion soup and 2 gravy packets for more beef flavoring.

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