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Slow Cooker Meatballs And Gravy

This easy Slow Cooker Meatballs and Gravy recipe only uses five ingredients and starts with frozen meatballs for the ultimate comfort food that we like to serve over mashed potatoes.

Meatballs And Gravy on top of mashed potatoes on white plate

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Slow Cooker Meatballs And Gravy Is A Family Friendly Dinner

This meatballs and gravy recipe is perfect for when you need a easy dinner idea with ingredients that are simple and usually in your pantry and freezer. Great for busy weeknights.

Using a slow cooker is a great way to start dinner in the morning so you can come home to your main dish ready to eat.

If you enjoy slow cooker recipes like I do please check out all of our delicious slow cooker recipes.

This recipe is quick to assemble which is a huge bonus. All you need are frozen meatballs, brown gravy mix, cream of mushroom soup, onion and water.

Frozen meatballs are used in this recipe for convenience to save time. You can use store bought meatballs or homemade.

If you are like me and need cooking at home to be easy and you like making simple meals that are delicious but not time consuming then this is a recipe you will want to make.

Meatballs and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes on plate

Recipe Substitutions and Variations

This meatball recipe is easy to make your own by adding ingredients your family prefers.

  • For an extra creamy sauce mix in sour cream before serving.
  • Add in additional seasonings such as garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley and black pepper for more flavor.
  • You can use your favorite homemade meatball recipe instead of frozen.
  • If you don't like cream of mushroom soup you can use cream of celery or cream of chicken soup instead.
  • I do not recommend using Italian meatballs in this recipe. It's best made with homestyle or traditional meatballs.

How To Serve Meatballs and Gravy

These tender meatballs are delicious served over these Slow Cooker Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, egg noodles or in a bowl over brown rice.

These are great served with Southern Green Beans and Homemade Dinner Rolls (to soak up the extra gravy) or with steamed vegetables like broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. Choose your favorite quick and easy sides.

Meatballs and gravy served over mashed potatoes

Ingredient List

See printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • packet brown gravy mix
  • cup of water
  • package of homestyle frozen meatballs
  • small onion

How To Make Meatballs And Gravy In The Slow Cooker

STEP 1: In a medium bowl whisk together the cream of mushroom soup, brown gravy mix, and water.

Dry Ingredients In Mixing Bowl

STEP 2: Place the frozen meatballs in the bowl of a 6-quart slow cooker and then top with sliced onions.

Frozen Meatballs topped with sliced onions in Slow Cooker

STEP 3: Pour the gravy mixture over the top of the meatballs. Make sure all the meatballs are covered.

Frozen meatballs topped with sliced onions and gravy in slow cooker

STEP 4: Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours until meatballs are fully cooked through.

Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles. Garnish with Parsley.

Five ingredients and only four steps to a delicious meal!

Cooked Meatballs and Gravy in Slow Cooker

How To Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These meatballs should stay fresh in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

Leftovers make delicious meatball subs for lunch the next day! I love having leftovers to eat for lunch or dinner the next day. Cook once and eat twice!

How To Reheat Leftovers

We like to warm up leftovers in a saucepan on the stovetop but you can also reheat in the microwave. 

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Meatballs And Gravy on top of mashed potatoes on white plate

Slow Cooker Meatballs And Gravy

Author: Judy Wilson
This easy Slow Cooker Meatballs and Gravy recipe only uses five ingredients and starts with frozen meatballs for the ultimate comfort food that we like to serve over mashed potatoes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 435 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 32 ounce package frozen meatballs
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the cream of mushroom soup, brown gravy mix, and water.
  • Place the frozen meatballs in the bowl of a 6-quart slow cooker and then top with sliced onions.
  • Pour the gravy mixture over the top of the meatballs. Make sure all the meatballs are covered.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours until meatballs are fully cooked through.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles.

Notes

I do not recommend using Italian meatballs in this recipe. It’s best made with homestyle or traditional meatballs.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These meatballs should stay fresh in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 28gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 440mgPotassium: 523mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 11IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Nikki

Thursday 18th of May 2023

So delicious! I added sliced mushrooms with mine. Thank you for the recipe! 😊

Judy Wilson

Thursday 18th of May 2023

Thank you Nikki! So glad you enjoyed it and sliced mushrooms is the perfect addition to this recipe!

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