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

  • Author: Mary Ann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 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.


  • Calories: 374

Keywords: creamy balsamic meatballs, balsamic vinegar

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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