Recipe Monday: Meatball Stroganoff

This is a need quick meal idea with what is in my pantry and freezer.  We tend to keep on hand a number of items that can be easily used to make a meal.  Pre-made meatballs in the large resealable package from a warehouse grocer fits this bill quite nicely. 

You can pop a few frozen meatballs in the crock pot or in the oven for a snack or appetizer with just about any type of sauce.  You can put a few into your favorite spaghetti sauce for a hearty meal.  I made the dish below because I wanted something different and needed to use up the last of some pre-made meatballs lingering in the freezer. 

  • 5-7 meatballs per person you need to feed (for me that is about 24 meatballs)
  • 1/2 package of egg noodles cooked according to the package
  •  2 cans of cream of mushroom soup  NOTE:  I use one can of regular cream of mushroom and 1 can of roasted garlic cream of mushroom soup most of the time)
  • 1 can of Milk (use one of the cans of the soup to measure)
  • 1/2 onion diced finely
  • 1/2 bell pepper diced finely
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 can of mushroom chopped (you can use fresh if you wish but they should be sauteed for a bit before adding them to this recipe)
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  1. Saute the onions and bell pepper in the olive oil until onions are transculent.
  2. Here is there the directions go into two columns -- STOVETOP or CROCK POT
  1.  Add meatballs, mushrooms, soup and milk.
  2. Bring to a slow boil, stirring often
  3. Cover and simmer on low until the meatballs are cooked through
  4. Depending on the size of pot you used, either put the cooked noodles into the mixture or add mixture to the drained cooked noodles.
  5. Add sour cream and stir well.
  1. Place all ingredients except the sour cream and cooked noodles into the crock pot
  2. Stir well
  3. Cook on low for 4-hours
  4. Add the noodles and sour cream, Stir well
  5. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Enjoy with some crusty bread and a salad for a complete meal.  Broccoli and/or green peas goes well too!  My family loves this and the crock pot is a wonderful tool for those days you don't have a lot of prep time but need a great meal!   I keep sauteed diced onion and bell pepper in the fridge for just such days.