Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs with Mushrooms

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Our Instant Pot Swedish meatballs recipe is a mouth watering combination of beef stroganoff and traditional Swedish meatballs. It’s a match made in heaven!

Man oh man, that title is quite the mouthful, huh? Well, you know how it is, we have to play nice with the search engines and social media.

With that being said, it’s pretty accurate and I feel the description fits, as well Honestly, these Swedish meatballs with mushrooms are probably one of my top ten favorite pressure cooker meals.

It’s simple, yet savory and delicious! I’ve been eating them for a few days now and still haven’t gotten tired of the leftovers.

That’s saying something. The recipe is perfect for weeknights as it takes less than an hour from start to finish.

As always, I have provided some tips below and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Kim and I are very approachable 🙂 How about we get started?

A pasta plate with the swedish meatballs served over pasta noodles.

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs with Mushrooms Instructions:

Alright, to start, grab and prep your ingredients. You know the drill, measure everything out, dice and mince your mushrooms and garlic, etc.

After that, turn on your pressure cooker and set it to saute. Toss in the oil, onions, mushrooms, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Let everything cook for a few minutes before adding the minced garlic. Once the garlic has sauteed for about thirty (30) seconds, pour in the broth and scrape the bottom of the liner.

An aerial view of the mushrooms and onions in the instant pot.

At this point, you can place the meatballs into the Instant Pot. Try to arrange them into a single layer like the photo below.

Seal the valve and close the lid on your cooker. Adjust the machine to High or Manual pressure for five (5) minutes.

The meatballs have been added and they pot is ready for sealing.

Instructions Continued:

When the timer goes off, you need to allow for a ten minute natural release. If you haven’t made the cornstarch slurry, go ahead and do so now.

Mix the cold water with the cornstarch to make a milky slurry. Release the valve to let the rest of the pressure out and remove the lid.

Use a spoon to take out all the meatballs and then slowly whisk in your sour cream, mustard, and Worcestershire.

The pot has been unsealed and the slurry has been added.

Afterward, stir in the cornstarch slurry and turn the pressure cooker back on to the sauté function. As it heats, the gravy should thicken.

When it reaches a thickness you like, turn it off and put the meatballs back into the gravy. That’s it, your Instant Pot Swedish meatballs with mushrooms are done.

Feel free to serve them immediately over a bed of noodles or mashed taters. Kim and I hope you enjoy this offering from Berly’s Kitchen, LLC.

A close-up picture of the meatballs and mushrooms covered in gravy.

Swedish Meatball Tips:

  • Okay, so the meatballs we used aren’t really Swedish meatballs. Real ones, have breadcrumbs and seasonings like allspice and nutmeg. However, due to the sweetness and other ingredients used in processing, frozen meatballs mimic the flavor well enough to pull it off. Who knew, right?
  • To add even more flavor to the dish, I recommend adding one-fourth of a cup of red wine to the cooker just before you add the meatballs. Doing so, will infuse the Swedish meatballs with a fruity richness that you won’t get when using beef broth by itself.
  • For the best gravy, set your sour cream out a little early and don’t add it until after the meatballs have been removed. You want to give the liquid a little time to cool before you dump in the cold dairy. Otherwise, your sour cream will break (separate).

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A close-up picture of the meatballs and mushrooms covered in gravy.

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Come to Pressure/Natural Release: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings



  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil, canola, vegetable, etc.
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup sour cream

Cornstarch Slurry

  • ½ cup water, cold
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • Turn Instant Pot on using the saute function. Wait for the liner to get hot, then add the cooking oil, mushrooms, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften. Add the minced garlic, and cook for an additional 30 seconds
    2 tablespoons cooking oil
    8 ounces fresh mushrooms
    1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    ½ teaspoons salt
    ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    3 garlic cloves
  • Pour in the beef broth to de-glaze the liner, then turn off the Instant Pot. Add the meatballs, ensuring that they are in a single layer.
    1 cup low-sodium beef broth
    1 pound frozen meatballs
  • Close the lid, and use the manual/high pressure button to adjust the cook time to 5 minutes (according to Instant Pot website). Meanwhile, make the cornstarch slurry by mixing the cornstarch with cold water. This is also a good time to prepare the noodles or mashed potatoes.
    ½ cup water
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • After the time is up, allow a 10 minute natural release before opening the valve to release any remaining pressure. Remove the lid, and turn off the Instant Pot. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meatballs, then carefully add the sour cream, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk to combine. 
    1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
    ½ cup sour cream
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Next, turn the Instant Pot on to saute, and add the cornstarch slurry. Whisk until desired thickness is reached. Return the meatballs to the sauce
  • Serve immediately over noodles or mashed potatoes. Garnish with fresh parsley. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days in an airtight container.

Suggested Equipment


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) cup of Swedish meatballs. Furthermore, the calorie count does NOT include the pasta noodles or parsley seen in the photographs. Actual calories will vary.
The meatballs can be stored in your fridge in a sealed container for up to three (3) days.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. This receipt is so good, and super easy. My husband loves these meatballs. They have terrific flavor and go great with rice too!

  2. Oh, also love the fact that you didn’t incorporate any cream of whatever soup in this recipe. I have a problem with MSG and canned soups always have that dreaded migraine inducing ingredient. Again, thank you for such a delicious recipe.

    1. Good Morning Lori Ann, Kim and I are glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed the meatballs. We hope you daughters enjoy the recipe as well. I too have some health issues that are exasperated by processed ingredients, so I understand. Not sure if you already know this or not, but Kim also has a few canned soup substitute recipes, like cream of chicken, mushroom, bacon, etc. If search, “cream of” on our website you’ll find all her recipes for cream of soup substitutes. Thank you for commenting and have a lovely day 🙂

  3. I know this is an older post, but after trying your recipe last night I just had to comment and say thank you. This was wonderful. I did tweek it just a bit. Call me lazy, or a person with a passion for food, and no time to clean up after a meal, but I like 1 pot meals. So I added an additional 3 cups of broth and 3 cups egg noodles to the recipe, cooked the same amount of time, and it came out fantastic. Hubby said the recipe was a keeper. I am forwarding this recipe to my instant pot wielding daughters for their families. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    1. Good Morning Alissa, that’s a great question. We think it should be okay; however, keep an eye on the temperature. Because, if the sauce comes to a boil, it may curdle or break. So, as long as you don’t let it get hot enough to start simmering or boiling, the heavy cream substitution should be fine. Thank you asking your question and have a lovely day 🙂

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