Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs – Frozen meatballs slow cooked in a savory french onion sauce. These meatballs are a great appetizer or meal!
Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs
When I used to work at a chain coffee shop, one of my favorite things to get for lunch was their french onion soup. It was cozy, comforting, and filled with so much savory umami flavor that it tasted amazing. Since then, I use cans of french onion soup in various dinner recipes like these slow cooker cooker french onion meatballs as a fun spin on those same flavors.
Now for this recipe, all you need are two simple ingredients – french onion soup and meatballs. There are some options here for what you want to do if you want to make homemade french onion soup or homemade meatballs for this recipe but I chose to go the basic canned and frozen route because I wanted it to be as easy as possible. Feel free to experiment and make them your own!
French onion meatballs are great because they can either be an appetizer or meal. If you are having them as a meal, I love to serve them over white rice or egg noddles with a bit of fresh parsley and some shredded gruyere. Totally optional, just some yummy ideas!
Common Questions About Making French Onion Meatballs
What are french onion meatballs?
French onion meatballs are a simple two ingredient appetizer or meal made in a slow cooker with meatballs and french onion soup.
Should I use fresh or frozen meatballs?
Any meatballs would work whether they are homemade or frozen. If you go the homemade route, just make sure you cook them first. If they are frozen, don’t worry about thawing them. Just put them in the slow cooker frozen.
What type of meat should my meatballs be?
Any type of meat (or even meatless) will be fine. I used frozen turkey but chicken, beef, pork, or a blend of those would taste great.
Are french onion meatballs an appetizer or a meal?
Either! If you are serving it as an appetizer, sprinkle some fresh parsley and shredded gruyere cheese on top. If you are making a meal out of it, serving the meatballs over white rice or egg noodles.
What size slow cooker should I use?
I would use at least a 2-3 quart slow cooker but you can always use a bigger one.
What other types of meatballs can I make?
There are so many amazing meatballs recipe to try! Some of my favorites include –