Creamy Mushroom Meatball Pasta



Creamy Mushroom Meatball Pasta


  • 2 lbs frozen meatballs
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp steak sauce
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 package (16 oz) egg noodles
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Place the frozen meatballs in the crockpot.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine beef broth, steak sauce, cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix, and black pepper. Whisk the ingredients together until well incorporated.
  3. Pour the mixture over the meatballs in the crockpot.
  4. Cover the crockpot with a lid and cook on low for 5 hours. This allows the flavors to meld together and the meatballs to fully cook and absorb the delicious sauce.
  5. About 30 minutes before the meatballs are done cooking, prepare the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain the noodles and set them aside.
  6. After the meatballs have cooked for 5 hours, carefully open the crockpot lid. The aroma should be enticing!
  7. Gently mix the cooked and drained egg noodles into the crockpot with the meatballs and sauce. The noodles will soak up the flavors from the sauce, creating a delicious base for your dish.
  8. Finally, stir in the sour cream. The sour cream adds a creamy and tangy element to the dish, complementing the savory flavors of the meatballs and mushroom sauce.
  9. Serve the creamy mushroom meatball pasta hot, garnished with fresh parsley or grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Enjoy your easy and flavorful crockpot meal! Perfect for a comforting family dinner or a gathering with friends.

Q1: Can I use fresh meatballs instead of frozen ones in this recipe?

A1: Yes, you can definitely use fresh meatballs instead of frozen ones. If you choose to use fresh meatballs, make sure they are fully cooked before adding them to the crockpot. Brown them in a skillet or bake them in the oven according to the package instructions before adding to the slow cooker.

Q2: Can I substitute the cream of mushroom soup with a different type of soup?

A2: Yes, you can experiment with different soups to change the flavor profile. Cream of chicken or cream of celery soup can be good alternatives. Keep in mind that it will alter the taste of the dish, so choose a soup that complements the other ingredients.

Q3: Is there a way to make this recipe vegetarian?

A3: Absolutely! You can substitute the meatballs with vegetarian meatballs made from ingredients like lentils, mushrooms, or soy. Additionally, use vegetable broth instead of beef broth. Ensure all other ingredients, including the mushroom soup and onion soup mix, are vegetarian-friendly versions.

Q4: Can I freeze the leftovers of Creamy Mushroom Meatball Pasta?

A4: Yes, you can freeze the leftovers for later consumption. Allow the dish to cool to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the freezer. When reheating, you might need to add a splash of broth or water to maintain the creamy consistency as pasta tends to absorb liquids.

Q5: How long will the leftovers last in the refrigerator?

A5: The leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to refrigerate them promptly after serving to ensure freshness and safety.

Q6: Can I prepare this recipe in an Instant Pot instead of a crockpot?

A6: Yes, you can adapt this recipe for an Instant Pot. Cook the meatballs and sauce on the “Meat/Stew” setting for about 10-15 minutes (the exact time depends on the size of your meatballs). Then, release the pressure naturally for 5 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure. Stir in the cooked egg noodles and sour cream after the pressure is released, and your dish will be ready to serve.

Enjoy your Creamy Mushroom Meatball Pasta! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

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