Stouffer’s Swedish Meatballs Review

Stouffer's Swedish Meatballs

While we have to admit that the Stouffer’s brand is at its best when it’s making family-sized meals, we do find some of their single-serve meals to be quite good (in fact, they make one of the best single-serve fettuccine dishes we’ve reviewed). So we’re quite interested in finding out what the Stouffer’s Swedish Meatballs are all about. Thankfully, that’s the exact dish we’re reviewing today!

Like so many Stouffer’s dishes, this one comes with a really long cook time. You’ll need to stick it in the microwave for three and a half minutes, then take it out for a quick stir. After that, you’ll need to pop it back in at 50% power for five and a half more minutes. Yes, that’s nine minutes of cook time. You certainly don’t want to bring this meal to work if your workplace tends to have long lines for microwaves during lunch breaks.

If, for whatever reason, you think nine minutes is still not long enough, though, you can always try the oven method, which requires 45 minutes of baking. (To see the full cooking instructions, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Stouffer's Swedish Meatballs

The meatballs are very good. They have a lovely texture, and they’re soft enough that they sort of fall apart in your mouth. They have a lovely beef-and-onion flavor that will especially appeal to fans of meatloaf.

The noodles are fine. They’re a little soggy, but that should be alright for a swedish meatball dish. We weren’t really expecting these noodles to be al dente when we hopped into this, and you shouldn’t pick this up if you’re looking for noodles with a bit of firmness to them. Of course, we do think the flat shape and smooth texture work really well with this sort of dish.

The sauce has a beefy sourness to it. It’s a flavor that’s actually kind of difficult to describe — if you’ve had swedish meatballs before, you know what we’re talking about, but if not, it’s really tricky to find words for. We suppose that’s a long way of saying the sauce tastes like how you’d expect swedish meatball sauce to taste. We’re actually not huge fans of this sort of sauce, so we’re not terribly impressed by it, but if you love swedish meatballs, you’ll probably find this dish to be satisfying.

This meal is no slouch in the calorie department. While we have to acknowledge the candor of listing one package as a serving size (instead of splitting it in half to pretend it has half the amount of calories). Stouffer’s advertises right on the front of the box that this frozen meal comes with 510 calories (220 from fat). It also contains 970 mg of sodium, which is nothing to scoff at.

The Stouffer’s Swedish Meatballs frozen meal is loaded with calories and has an unbearably long cook time, but it’s a pretty decent dish if you like swedish meatballs. Once again, we’re not usually fans of this sort of thing, but we find this to be quite enjoyable nonetheless.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Stouffer’s swedish meatballs, check out our package scans below.

Stouffer's Swedish Meatballs
Stouffer's Swedish Meatballs
Stouffer's Swedish Meatballs
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2 years ago

I have a Stouffers Swedish Meatball every night for dinner. It is the only thing I eat all day, every day 6pm! I have lost 70lbs in 5 months.
I really like the taste, texture and sauce. We buy them on sale at FOODCO 5 for $10..

Last edited 2 years ago by NordicPrincess
Aaron Pryor
Aaron Pryor
7 months ago

Seriously, cook up a half-pound of noodles or sketties and mix it in. This will somewhat mitigate concerns about sodium though maybe not about calories or carbs, but it does take care of the fact that this thing has more gravy than can be sopped up by the noodles therein. Plus, you can cook your own noodles al dente as you like.

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