If you’re looking for a deliciously filling and easy weeknight supper, this crockpot Salisbury steak meatballs recipe is for you. It’s slow-cooked in a creamy mushroom gravy sauce and served with pasta.
If you’re a Salisbury steak fan, you’re going to love this slow cooker Salisbury steak meatball recipe. It’s one of my favorite dishes because it’s so simple and easy to make, using minimal ingredients. All you need is a bag of frozen meatballs, milk, a can of cream of mushroom soup, onion, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Now the instructions are as easy as they come: dump and go! When you come home from work, you just need to cook your favorite pasta, and supper is served.
Frozen meatballs are one of the best shortcuts out there and I love to toss a bag in my slow cooker with some sauce ingredients for a quick supper that doubles as a snack throughout the day. This recipe is one my husband and I particularly enjoy because we have enough leftovers for a few lunches throughout the week. If you don’t need as many, just use a small bag of meatballs, but leftovers freeze well, too!
Alright, who’s ready to make a super easy slow cooker weeknight meal?
- Black pepper (this is essential, in my opinion).
- Cream of mushroom soup (2 cans for the whole bag or 1 for half of the bag or a smaller bag).
- Frozen ground beef or ground turkey meatballs
- Sliced onion
- Worcestershire sauce (as essential as the black pepper in my mind).
How to Make Salisbury Steak Meatballs in the Crockpot
Using the recipe below, stir together the cream soup, milk, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
Place meatballs in a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker.
Pour sauce over the frozen meatballs and top with onions.
Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours, stirring at least once to help the onions cook.
Serve meatballs over freshly cooked egg noodles (or ) with a garnish of chopped dried or fresh parsley, and enjoy this simple satisfying meal!
Store meatball leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. They easily reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating as above.
- If you prefer, you can use homemade cream of chicken soup instead.
- For more mushroom flavor, add a cup of sliced mushrooms to the slow cooker. You can use baby portobello mushrooms, white button mushrooms, or baby Bellas.
- Another way to add more flavor is to include 1 tablespoon of tomato paste in the sauce.
What is Salisbury steak?
If you didn’t know, Salisbury steak is a popular American comfort food dish that involves a Salisbury steak served with mushroom gravy or brown sauce.
What do you serve with Salisbury steak meatballs?
Besides serving your Salisbury meatballs on a bed of rice or pasta (whether that’s egg noodles, spaghetti, or penne pasta), another delicious option is serving them with mashed potatoes or . You can also add some vegetables as a side dish, like fresh green beans, glazed carrots, or roasted asparagus.
You may also like these other easy slow cooker recipes:
Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice
How to Make Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker
Slow-Cooked Pork Roast in Crock Pot
- 2-3 pounds fully cooked frozen beef or turkey meatballs
- 1- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 teaspoons black pepper*
- 1 sliced onion
- In a small bowl, stir together the cream soup, milk, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.1- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1-2 teaspoons black pepper*
- Place meatballs in a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker. Pour sauce over the meatballs and top with sliced onions. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4, stirring at least once to help the onions cook.2-3 pounds fully cooked frozen beef or turkey meatballs, 1 sliced onion
**If making a smaller amount, use one can of soup but leave all other ingredients the same.
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why would anyone not have a crockpot I have 4
HELP ! making today for Christmas Eve brunch. Do I add water for the two cans of soup as you would normally win condensed soups or is the milk the liquid for the soup. The recipes doesnt mention water for the soups so I’m thinking not but wanted to confirm. Can’t wait to try this !
Hey! I took off a few days so I’m sorry if this is late. I make it a point in my recipes to tell you exactly how I do it so if you don’t see anything added you can rest assured I don’t add it 🙂 Just straight soups, no dilution needed. I hope you had a wonderful meal!
Thank you so much for the delicious, unpretentious, affordable recipes. The majority of what I cook is from your recipes. Love love love the recipes and really appreciate you!!
Thank you so much Mallory, that means the world to me. I am so glad you are finding recipes that you enjoy and that meet your budget!!
Thanks Christy!!!!❤ Can’t wait to try this. I am also looking forward to the leftovers, lol!
I hope you enjoy it JoyMarie!!! I can’t wait to hear what you think!
I made this Saturday night for supper . My Hubby and I really liked it My hubby said that it needed more sauce I agree. How could I add more of what ingredient? Another can of soup and 1/2 c milk?
I think an additional can of soup and milk is the perfect addition for more yummy sauce! I may do that next time too!
I also added a large can of mushrooms to it but am thinking of adding another . So I will add another can of soup and milk to it
Did you use a large bag of meatballs? I was thinking 2 cans of the soup.. how many cans did you end up adding? And how much milk? I’m planning on making this for tomorrow’s Supper! 🙂