Meatballs in Mushroom Cream Sauce

Meatballs in mushroom cream sauce is the ultimate comfort food! Beef and pork meatballs simmered in a creamy mushroom sauce and piled high on creamy mashed potatoes.

Is it just me or after a really trying week do you also want a big huge bowl of comfort food? I know that I need it! Especially days during the fall when it’s blustery and cold outside, I am ready for some stick to your ribs, make your tummy smile food. And that is exactly what these Meatballs in Mushroom Cream Sauce are. Just imagine, beef and pork meatballs with onions, garlic, Herbs de Provence and Worcestershire browned and then simmered in a creamy mushroom sauce.

For the longest time meatballs in our home meant Spaghetti and Meatballs. And honestly, that is one of my favorite meals of all time so I get why it’s always a winner with family and friends.

But guys, these Meatballs in Mushroom Cream Sauce are THE ultimate comfort food.

When I meatballs, I often like to combine two different types of meat. In this recipe, I use pork sausage and ground beef. The sausage adds tons of flavor to these meatballs as do the garlic and Herbs de Provence. These meatballs are good on their own but where the real comfort aspect comes into hand is the Mushroom Cream Sauce.

The mushroom cream sauce in these Meatballs in Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe is really easy to make. My secret to making it really creamy and comforting is adding sour cream. It adds a bit of tartness and a ton of creaminess.

And finally, what totally sends this whole dish over the top is serving these tender Meatballs in Mushroom Cream sauce over some perfectly Creamy Mashed Potatoes.

It really doesn’t get much better than this, friends. Trust me.

Meatballs in Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1/2 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (1/2 minced and 1/2 sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream



In a bowl combine sausage, ground beef, minced onion, garlic, bread crumbs, egg, Herbs de Provence, Worcestershire, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix with hands until well combined. Roll into approximately 15 meatballs.


Heat olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Fry meatballs in batches until all are browned, but not cooked through. Set aside. The meatballs will finish cooking in the sauce.


Reserve pan drippings. Add sliced onion and mushrooms to the pan. Cook 5-7 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle flour over the top and cook 1 minute.


Pour beef broth into the pan. Be sure to scrape up flavor bits from the bottom.


Whisk in the milk and sour cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Return meatballs to the pan. Spoon sauce over the meatballs and cook 25-30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Serve over Creamy Mashed Potatoes.

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  • Reply
    October 5, 2018 at 9:57 am

    What type of pork sausage do you use? As far as flavoring goes. Breakfast or Italian? Thanks so much! This looks delicious!

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      October 5, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      Hi Lena! I used country sausage, which I think is also known as breakfast sausage. :) I hope you enjoy it! I’ve been meaning to make it again, I think I will this week!

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    August 19, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I copied this years ago and made it last night for dinner. It was delicious. I didn’t have any pork sausage but substituted a lb of ground beef instead. Put it on Pinterest today under my recipes. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    Yin Do
    November 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

    What herb did you top that off with?

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      Des @ Life's Ambrosia
      November 4, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Parsley :)

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    February 26, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Super yummy! I’ve made this a few times and enjoy it most when I follow the recipe strictly :)

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    Kimberly Marie LaMie
    September 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Love this recipe, and the family loves it too. I made it easier by using precooked meatballs which makes it a good quick meal for a busy family. I serve it over egg noodles sometimes and mashed potatoes at other times.

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    July 26, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    So good! We just had this for dinner and it reminded me of the Beef Stroganoff that my mom made for me when I was a kid. I have one kid who doesn’t like mushrooms too much but she ate the sauce and meatballs anyway. Thank you for a great recipe. And a new favorite.

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      July 26, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear that your family enjoyed it :)

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    August 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    You’re welcome Kiesha! I am happy to that you enjoyed these. It is also great to hear that ground turkey works as a substitute. :)

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    August 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    ok..just finished..came out FANTASTIC!!!

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    August 18, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Hey I’m making these as we speak..I substituted ground turkey,because my hubby doesn’t eat red meat nor pork..we’ll see how it goes! Thanks for the great recipe,girl! Keep ’em comin’!

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    August 14, 2009 at 12:09 am

    We made this tonight. So yummy! One question–did yours also have a bit of fat at the top of the sauce? It was from the meatballs when they went back into the sauce.

    In other recipes, thanks for your posts! We’ve made this, the shrimp tacos, chocolate cookies, and others. Everything has been yummy!

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      August 14, 2009 at 11:12 am

      Hey Aly, I am glad to hear that you not only enjoy this but some of my other recipes as well! I didn’t notice any fat at the top of my sauce but you might be able to get rid of that by dabbing the meatballs with paper towels to get rid of some of the excess fat before putting them back in the sauce.

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    Mrs. L
    August 13, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Now how did you know I’ve been craving meatballs in a cream sauce! Oh yum, I have to make these soon.

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    August 12, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    This is comfort food at it’s best! I can’t wait to try this out. It looks amazing!!

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    August 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Sounds comforting and truly delicious.

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    August 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    The meatballs look fabulous! I have such a hard time photographing meat – it always comes out grayish and unappetizing, but your pictures makes the food look as delicious as it sounds.

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    August 12, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Looks wonderful. Hope this week is going better for you.

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    August 12, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Comfort food sounds so good to me, too! This looks really great.

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    August 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    These meatballs with this sauce look to be packed with flavors!

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