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Easy Swedish Meatball Casserole Recipe

This easy Swedish meatball casserole recipe will bring you back to your childhood. Much easier and quicker to make than you may imagine, this creamy comfort food is topped with the crispy onions you love. If you love Swedish meatballs you’ll love it with pasta.

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I decided to combine my two favorites things for dinner last night, we called it easy Swedish meatball casserole. It took no time at all to make. Just one of our quick and easy casseroles. Sponsored by Cooked Perfect Meatballs (originally published 6/17, affiliate links present)

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  • Traditionally my grandma made her own meatballs from scratch, and although those were delicious I just don’t have time for that step.

Using frozen meatballs, I can whip up this easy comfort food casserole up in just fifteen minutes.

Throw it in the oven to bubble up while I was busy doing laundry or playing a game with my kids! 😉

easy swedish meatball casserole

Swedish meatball casserole

  1. Cooked Perfect Meatballs – frozen, bagged
  2. Crispy fried onions
    1. or make your own homemade fried onions
  3. Egg noodles
  4. Cream
  5. Butter
  6. Dijon mustard
  7. Worcestershire sauce
  8. Beef broth
  9. Salt and pepper
  10. Non stick cooking spray

Or use ground beef to make meatballs and precook before adding into your baking dish.

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You can typically find these frozen meatballs in your local grocery store though. They’re in the freezer section. Buy a few bags while you’re at it and try our pressure cooker frozen meatballs recipe later.

Just three minutes in the microwave warms the entire bag up. Add them to your creamy sauce, then into a casserole dish and top with crispy fried onions. You’re ready to pop it in the oven now for just twenty minutes.

Time needed: 35 minutes

Swedish Meatballs Casserole

  1. Boil

    Boil egg noodles on the stovetop until al dente, and defrost your meatballs.

  2. Preheat

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  3. Cook

    In a large pot over medium high heat, add butter, broth, cream, Worcestershire sauce, cream and dijon mustard. Stirring constantly add 1 tbsp of flour at a time and whisk in so it is smooth.

    Whisk in sour cream until smooth, then add mushrooms if you want to add them. Add defrosted or precooked meatballs, then your al dente noodles. Gently stir to combine, cook 3-5 minutes.

  4. Bake

    Remove from heat and stir. Pour into casserole dish and put fried onions on top. Bake for about 20 minutes until top is golden brown.

Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake

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If you’re a busy mom like me who loves hearty, feel-good meals you’ve got to try this easy Swedish Meatballs Casserole recipe. You won’t be disappointed.

Using these make busy mom’s lives easier one bag at a time. Try our easy beef stew casserole next and let me know which one is your favorite!! 😉

Meatball recipes

Want to make this without the noodles, quick??!! Try our Instant Pot Swedish meatballs next!

instant pot swedish meatballs

Here are some questions you might have before you get started:

What else can you eat meatballs with?

1. Air Fryer Meatballs with sweet and sour sauce is simple 
2. By themselves with a side of pasta like butter noodles 
3. Alone topped with cheese
4. Pull apart bread is a great side dish
5. White rice or quinoa
6. Air fryer vegetables
7. Meatball soup

What is a Swedish meatball?

Of course sauce is the biggest part of the flavoring component that sets these two apart. Italian meatballs are typically served in a tangy tomato sauce (marinara).

Swedish meatballs are cooked in a rich, creamy gravy made with beef or bone broth and sour cream.


Leftover casserole saves quite well as long as you keep all that great sauce. Once cooled toss it together again to coat the pasta bake. Transfer it into a container with a lid or a freezer bag. Eliminate as much air as possible so it doesn’t dry out. Store in your refrigerator for up to 3 days max.

When you reheat put it into a heat safe bowl and toss again. If you have extra sauce pour that on top. Microwave for 45 seconds, stir, and heat again for another 45 sec. to 1 minute until it is as warm as you’d like.

Nutritional daily values are based on the recipe cards calculations. I cannot guarantee how accurate they are. 

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Easy Swedish Meatball Casserole

This easy Swedish meatball casserole recipe will bring you back to your childhood! Creamy comfort food with crispy onions on top will make you want seconds.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine swedish
Keyword casserole, easy, homemade, meatballs, swedish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 202kcal



  • Boil egg noodles until a bit al dente, drain and set aside.
  • While you are boiling your noodles; in another pot warm butter until melted, then add broth, olive oil, cream, worcestershire sauce, diced onion, dijon, and salt together.
  • Whisk in flour 1 tbsp at a time.
  • Whisk in sour cream, allow to start boiling. Add mushrooms if desired.
  • Empty bag of Cooked Perfect Frozen Meatballs on to a large plate or bowl so they aren’t overlapping.
  • Put meatballs in microwave for 1 minute, turn them over, put in for 1 more minute, turn them over, then microwave for 1 more minute.
  • Add meatballs to your sauce mixture and bring to a low boil again.
  • Add your slightly al dente egg noodles in with your sauce and meatballs and stir gently. Bring to a low boil again and keep on stovetop for 3-5 minutes.
  • Spray 9×13 casserole dish with non stick spray. Dump contents in dish and sprinkle with crispy fried onions on top.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serve!


Nutrition Facts
Easy Swedish Meatball Casserole
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 417mg18%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Monday 27th of February 2023

8 ounces of pasta for 10 servings will give you less than one gram per person of pasta. 22.68 grams to be exact. Egg noodles have a carb factor of approximately .65 grams, which means if 10 people divide this up, they will get 15 grams of carbohydrates for those 22.68 grams of pasta.

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 28th of February 2023

I do not calculate the nutrition, the recipe card does and cannot verify it's accuracy. I just put in the amount of each ingredient.


Saturday 6th of August 2022

Made these today and had to hold my husband back from eating the sauce out of the pan. :) Awesome recipe! Easy to follow. I measured out the ingredients before I started cooking so I could just stir them in as directed. I had to add about an extra tablespoon of flour to get it to thicken, but the flavors are amazing. I was not sure about the onion topping because it made me think of "green bean casserole" LOL, but I used them anyhow to keep to the recipe. They are just the right thing to top this. Yummy. Thank you for sharing.

The Typical Mom

Sunday 7th of August 2022

Oh yay!!


Friday 7th of January 2022

In the oven right now!! Cannot wait to dive in!!

Denise Ortiz

Thursday 24th of September 2020

This looks good saved it to make later however I am diabetic and it's important for me to have the correct nutrition facts. There is no way this only has 4 carbs like it shows. Could you e-mail me the correct info please?


Sunday 29th of April 2018

I have a question about the nutrition. How could there only be 6 g of carbs and 1 g of protein per serving with all that is in this recipe? I think there is a mistake here. Even with 10 servings, it seems quite low.

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