Easy Meatballs in Mushroom Sauce

Meatballs with mushroom sauce and noodles.
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
491 Calories
28g Fat
13g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 491
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 344mg 115%
Sodium 681mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 45g
Calcium 166mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Homemade meatballs are becoming a lost art. With so many readily available frozen meatballs, you may not have rolled ground beef in your hands in some time. This recipe will take you back and give you the freshness and flavor that only a made-from-scratch meatball can offer.

Whether you have a big or small family, this recipe for meatballs in a mushroom sauce can please everyone. It's also quick-to-fix and incorporates simple ingredients you have in your refrigerator and pantry. Make more than you need and freeze for easy meals with even less time than the hour or so this recipe takes. 


Steps to Make It

  1. In a large bowl combine beef, oats, onion, garlic powder, seasoned salt, pepper, eggs, and 1/2 cup milk (mixture will be soft).

  2. Using about 2 tablespoons of mixture per meatball, shape 18 to 20 meatballs.

  3. In a large skillet melt butter and oil and brown several meatballs at a time, turning carefully with a spatula.

  4. As meatballs brown, remove to a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.

  5. To the drippings in skillet add the remaining 1 cup milk and the soup; cook and stir just until mixture begins to boil. Pour over meatballs.

  6. Cover and bake at 350F for about 60 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked.

  7. Serve the meatballs with mashed potatoes or noodles.


  • Meatballs are easy to make for kids, and while they won't always go for the sauce, it's rare that a child won't eat a well-made meatball without sauce. If your child or children you will be serving are picky eaters, you might try leaving the mushroom soup on the side. Show smaller children how to dip their meatballs after they've successfully started eating the meatballs plain. Also, familiar condiments, such as ketchup or barbecue sauce, can get the pickiest eater in a dipping mood.

Recipe Variation

  • Replace the oats with about 1/2 cup of fine dry breadcrumbs.