Creamy n Delicious Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

This flavor-packed slow cooker Swedish meatballs is the perfect dinner dish. They’re great on their own but best matched with some mashed potato and lingonberry jam.

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

The pork and beef meatballs have two different spices, a bit of allspice and ground nutmeg. These meatballs cook in delicious beef stock in which you add the cream at the end. The result is a creamy flavor-packed sauce with deliciously tender meatballs.

To complete this dish, you should have it with some lingonberry jelly on the side. If you can’t get your hands on any then cranberry sauce works just as well. If you can’t get either, then it’s fine just on its own.

One cool thing you can do if you have multiple slow cookers is to have the meatballs cooking in one and some creamy mashed potatoes in the other. This combination will mean by the end of cooking you will have an entire meal ready for eating. Just keep in mind that even if you have the best slow cookers, the time/heat settings may vary if the brands are different.

Swedish Meatballs

Leftovers are always great so make sure you don’t throw any of it out. The meatball and cream sauce will reheat quite nicely, so it’s perfect for lunch the next day. It should last 3-5 days if stored correctly in the fridge. I’m unable to say how these will reheat if they have frozen.

If you don’t have the time, then you can easily skip making the meatballs from scratch. Instead just use some frozen meatballs, you’re able to find frozen Swedish meatballs for sale at almost any good supermarket.

If you want to see how to make these tasty Swedish meatballs, then be sure to check out the video below. It’s short and sweet so it won’t take up too much of your time. If you prefer text, you can find the full written recipe right below the video.

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs Recipe

5/5 (100%) 1 vote
Prep time
30 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours
Total time
8 Hours & 30 Minutes



  • 250g (9 oz.) ground pork
  • 250g (9 oz.) ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Pinch of pepper


  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

To Thicken

  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  1. In a bowl, combine the ground meat, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, allspice, nutmeg, salt & pepper.
  2. Once mixed, form the mix into meatballs, I use roughly 1 tbsp. of the mix for each meatball.
  3. In a pan over high heat, fry the meatballs, so they’re lightly browned. Once done, put to the side.
  4. In a slow cooker, add the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and the meatballs.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Remove the meatballs and put to the side.
  7. Mix the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cream until it forms a paste.
  8. Add the 1 cup cream and the cornstarch paste into the slow cooker. Gently mix, season lightly with salt & pepper.
  9. Return the meatballs to the slow cooker.
  10. Cover & cook on high for a further 15-30 minutes or until thickened.
  11. Serve & Enjoy

Cooking Tips

  • You’re able to skip the browning of the slow cooker Swedish meatballs if you’re running low on time. You will find the beef stock will end up with a lot more fat in it, but you should be able to skim this off.
  • If you only have one type of ground meat, then you can simply use that. For the best results, I recommend that you use the combination of pork and beef.
  • You can make the meatballs in bulk then freeze them down for later. This technique is great if you find yourself making this dish quite often.
  • The cornstarch mix is essential if you don’t want your sauce to be super runny.

Nutritional Information

If you’re keeping an eye on what you eat, then you probably want to know the nutritional information. If this is the case, then you can find all the information you need right below.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 285g (10.05 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 229.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.5g 39%
Saturated Fat 11.6g 58%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 925mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 28g 56%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are so many different types of meatball dishes that you can do in the slow cooker. One of my favorites and is a bit different to this dish is the deliciously good sweet n sour meatballs.

I hope that you enjoy these slow cooker Swedish meatballs and they come out to be as great as they did for me. If you have some feedback, tips or anything else, then feel free to leave a comment right below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.


  1. Stacey on

    I see this calls for 1 cup of cream in sauce, but that cream’s not included in the instructions. Should it be added to the slow cooker with the stock and worcestershire sauce, or will it curdle cooking that log?

    1. Gus on

      Hi Stacey,

      Step 9 refers to the cream to be added alongside the cornstarch paste (I’ll word it slightly better). Adding it at the start will have the risk of it curdling over the long cooking time.

  2. Linda on

    Is the cream to be combined with the corn starch, heavy cream? I am confused about the types of cream for this recipe.

    I gave this recipe: 5 / 5

    1. Gus on

      Yes you’re correct, both should say heavy cream.

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