Cream of Mushroom Meatballs

4.80 from 62 votes

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Cream of mushroom meatballs are the perfect weeknight meal. Jazz them up with some minced garlic and sour cream and you have a new family favorite on your table.

Read on and I’ll show you just how fast and easy this recipe with frozen meatballs goes together!

Sauce dripping from a spoon on to meatballs.
Making this family dinner in under an hour.
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About these Creamy Meatballs

As those of you who are parents know, weekends can be challenging with kids.  You have to balance all of the things that got put off around the house during the week, as well as fulfilling your children’s social calendar.  In the background, planning what to feed the kids is always on our minds.

A plate of meatball stroganoff over egg noodles
Easy meatball stroganoff over egg noodles.

These cream of mushroom meatballs recipe is easy, cheap, and very convenient. It’s no wonder that this meatball stroganoff is a favorite family meal at our home and with our readers!

What’s in them?

Other than frozen meatballs and cream of mushroom soup, we add a little garlic and sour cream to this recipe. An optional splash or two of red wine will add depth to these as well. Throw in some salt and pepper and bam!  You have a winning recipe on your plate!

Frozen meatballs and other ingredients for meatball stroganoff

How to Make this Meatballs Recipe

Start by gathering a bag of frozen meatballs and other ingredients. For kitchen equipment, all you need is a 2 quart sauce pan and a wooden spoon. How much easier could it be?

(Full Recipe is at the end of the post)

Cream and and frozen mushrooms being stirred in a pot.
  1. Add the cream of mushroom soup to a large saucepan, along with the other sauce ingredients.
  2. Add a 32 oz. bag of frozen meatballs.
  3. Stir them in and make sure they are covered with the sauce.
  4. Cover the pot and bring to a low simmer until the meatballs are cooked through.
A fork with a plate of meatballs on noodles.
This delicious family dinner of cream of mushroom meatballs can be made for less than $10,

Recipe FAQ

What can you serve with frozen meatballs?

Our favorite way to enjoy this meal is over a bed of egg noodles. But you can use rice as well, or just plain!

Can I make these in a crock pot?

You can make cream of mushroom meatballs in a crockpot.

Pour the ingredients, except the sour cream, into your slow cooker.
Cook on medium setting for 4 to six hours until done.
Add the sour cream 30 minutes before serving.

Do frozen meatballs have to be thawed before cooking them?

No. You can make these meatballs directly from the freezer, either with the stovetop or crockpot method.

How do you reheat this?

There are many ways to reheat these leftovers. Look at our post for how to reheat alfredo pasta and follow those directions.

If these meatballs look good to you, consider making them along with our best mushroom sauce recipe!

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Cream of Mushroom Meatballs

4.80 from 62 votes
A Simple meatballs recipe that’s perfect for weeknight meals or party appetizers.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 32 oz bag frozen Italian meatballs, precooked
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup, low sodium
  • 1 can water
  • 1-2 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/4 red wine, optional
  • 8 oz low fat sour cream
  • egg noodles
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot add the cream of mushroom soup.
  • Using one of the cans add water to the can and add to the cream of mushroom soup.
  • Stir to incorporate.
  • Add minced garlic, wine and sour cream. Stir to blend the mixture. Mixture should be creamy.
  • Add frozen meatballs to the sauce, making sure to cover all the meatballs with the sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low/medium heat until the meatballs are heated throughout and the sauce is hot, making sure to stir occassionally.
  • Prepare egg noodles accordingly to directions on package.
  • Serve meatballs with sauce over egg noodles.
  • Enjoy!



  1. You can add the frozen meatballs directly to the pot, when making this recipe.
  2. Serving suggestions:
    1. Egg noodles
    2. Rice
    3. Plain
    4. As a meal or appetizer


Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 63mg, Potassium: 287mg, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Updated from original post of January 26, 2015

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  1. Really a delish faster version of meatball Strogonoff. Loved it! However put white wine and some smoked paprika. Thanks again from Mont Saint Hilaire Quebec Canada

  2. Love This Recipe, Easy Made Simple For A Mom On The Go, Or Just A QuickWay To Make A Delicious Meal!!
    Very Enjoyable!!!