Swedish Meatball Casserole Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Swedish Meatball Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN hrs

Swedish Meatball Casserole

Recipe by  

"A rich and filling casserole that DOESN'T use chicken! A Home-Cooking favorite that's sure to please the whole family! Serve with your favorite vegetable side dish and enjoy!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Pour the hot water into a 3 quart casserole dish. Stir the softened cream cheese into the water. Mix in the sauce mix from the packaged dinner and the nutmeg. Add the uncooked noodles and stir until well combined. Cover and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and garlic powder. Mix well and form into golf ball sized meatballs. Place a cooling rack onto a cookie sheet and arrange the meatballs on the rack. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir the cooked meatballs into the noodles and return the casserole to the oven. Cook uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2009

I just wanted to say that the caseerole came out excellent! We made a side of brown rice with this dish. I made some changes however. I added 2 turkey sausages into the meat mixed and used a little more bread crumbs. Instead of one pack of cream cheese, I used two packets of powdered cheese mix that came with the "hamburger helper". I didnt use hamburger helper, I used an organic brand and used two boxes instead of one. I also added some cut onions to the water. I completly took out the nutmeg and instead added some bays seasoning, thyme, parsley and the salt. I used real garlic instead of powdered then I used a tablespoon of tomato paste along with the a1 sauce. Also, after I cooked the meatballs and the macaroni in the oven. I added a bag full of mixed veggies. Mixed together and added the meatballs on top with Mottzarealla cheese sprinkled over the top and some olive oil. I let it cook for ten minutes and all done! A delicious meal! Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2010

It makes sense to me to omit the boxed hamburger meal and just use plain pasta and add your own seasonings...otherwise you are just adding a whole bunch of ingredients to try and mask the horrible taste of hamburger helper.

Oct 12, 2010

I don't see the value of doing the work this dish takes, and then adding the unhealthy additives present in a boxed Hamburger Helper. I couldn't recommend this dish.

May 10, 2010

Made this according to directions disappointed,hamburger helper is no help. Wouldn't suggest.

Dec 08, 2009

Creamy and cheesy with little fuss.

Dec 21, 2014

So after reading all the other reviews I decided not to use nutmeg and used garlic powder and onion powder. After cooking noodles I added fresh green beans then the cooked meatballs and baked together. My husband said it was a great stroganoff with a side of green beans. I will make again and just steam the green beans on the side.

Jun 05, 2014

I basically just used the idea of it. I didn't have hamburger helper so I had to do some substitutions.

Mar 23, 2012

The noodles would have been better off boiled in water, and the sauce mix just made separately. Omitted nutmeg and added celery seed. Otherwise a very tasty meal.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 1528 mg
  • 61%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Back To School Already?
Back To School Already?

Hard to believe, but many kids will be back in school at the end of the month. Get ready.

Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower Recipes

You won't believe all the things you can do with cauliflower. It's a great low-carb option.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Easy Taco Casserole

Favorite taco ingredients turned into a baked casserole.

Meatball Nirvana

See how to make top-rated baked meatballs.

Swedish Meatballs I

See how to make easy, twice-baked Swedish meatballs in a creamy sauce.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States