Creamy Balsamic Meatballs

This super easy recipe is a quick stovetop meal prepared with just 5 ingredients: cooked meatballs, butter, onion, heavy cream, and balsamic vinegar.

Meatballs in a pan and bowls of ingredients: cooked egg noodles, cream, chopped onion, balsamic vinegar, and butter

Brown the meatballs either in the oven or on the stovetop. While they are browning, sauté the onion.

Cast iron skillet with chopped onion sautéing and meatballs in a round baking pan to the side

Add the cream and balsamic vinegar, and simmer the sauce to thicken.

Cast iron skillet sautéed chopped onion simmering in cream and meatballs in a round baking pan to the side

Add the meatballs to heat and serve over egg noodles. That’s it! It’s super fast and delicious.

Cast iron skillet with chopped onion sautéing and meatballs in a round baking pan to the side

Meatballs in a cream sauce over egg noodles and a cast iron skillet in the background

Creamy Balsamic Meatballs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories per Serving: 377
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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Balsamic vinegar and heavy cream combine into a surprisingly delicious sauce for meatballs.


  • 1 lb. cooked meatballs, homemade or purchased
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Brown meatballs over medium heat or in the oven; set aside.
    Heat butter in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add onion to pan; cook over medium heat until onions are golden.
    Add cream and vinegar and cook on low 2 minutes.
    Add cooked meatballs to pan and cook until heated through.
    Serve over cooked egg noodles or rice.


Noodles are not included in calorie calculation.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.


  1. Huge hit. My whole family enjoyed this one. I will admit I was concerned about combining the cream with the vinegar. It was perfect, no vinegar taste. Just good flavor.

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