A quick and simple slow cooker recipe, perfect for a midweek meal. These meatballs remind me so much of the IKEA meatballs! Bung everything in the slow cooker and serve with pasta, mash or even chips! A crowd pleaser meal that everyone in the family will love! These Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs are a firm favourite in my house.

As I said, these remind me of the IKEA meatballs so much. It’s like a right of passage that when you visit IKEA. You just have to have the meatballs for lunch, don’t you? Steven and I always do. We also grab the bread rolls and butter and a dessert. Steven always goes for the apple pie cake and I always get the berry cheesecake (it tastes so good! I genuinely was craving it the other day). We always end up eating too much and waddle our way round the market place, bunging in all the svlaats and mooshnus that we probably don’t need but convince ourselves we do.

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs
Does this make you want chips? It does me!

Remember when we could go out? Anyway, back to the meatballs! Just a really simple and easy recipe. Almost fool proof. The only thing I would say is you have to regularly check on it because the sauce can produce a skin if left to sit too long. I know I said this is a SLOW cooker recipe but it can be done in the slow cooker in less than 2 hours if cooked on a high heat.


Save some money on this recipe by buying frozen meatballs instead of fresh. You could even use veggie/meatless meatballs for a healthier alternative. This recipe would also taste great with mushrooms added to it and the sauce would make any green vegetable taste absolutely moreish! The sauce is so creamy but rich at the same time. I love it.

Do you like these Slow Cooker recipes? Let me know if you find them helpful. I love my slow cooker this time of year. I always find that in the colder months I crave comfort food but don’t have the time in the run up to Christmas. Also, when January comes I lose all motivation to put in loads of effort into an evening meal so any ‘set it and forget it’ slow cooker recipes really are my saving grace.

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

IKEA style meatballs made in the slow cooker. Perfect with pasta, mash or chips!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course


  • slow cooker


  • 20 mini meatballs
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • 50 ml double cream
  • 50 ml whole milk
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp parsley dried
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp thyme dried
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg


  • Cook the mini meatballs according to packet instructions. I baked mine in the oven for 20 minutes at 160°C (140C Fan).
  • Once the meatballs are thoroughly cooked, pop them into the slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, mix together: double cream, milk, stock, cornflour, worcestershire sauce, garlic, parsley, salt, thyme, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Once combined, pour over the meatballs. Cook in the slow cooker for 2 hours at a high heat or 4 hours at a low heat.
  • Make sure to stir it through occasionally to ensure the sauce doesn't form a skin.
  • Serve with noodles, mash or chips!
Keyword comfort food, meatballs, slow cooker, swedish

If you liked this recipe, you mat also like:
Slow Cooker Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff
Comforting Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe
Super Easy Slow Cooker Chilli
Veggie Packed Cottage Pie Recipe

Thanks for reading. Come back here next Thursday for another Slow Cooker Recipe! Let me know if you like these type of recipes and if you find them helpful!

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