Salisbury Meatballs Recipe



  • 1 bag (about 2 lbs) frozen meatballs
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 packet French onion soup mix
  • 1 cup water
  • Mashed potatoes (for serving)
  • Garlic Thyme Glazed Carrots (for serving)


  1. Cook the Meatballs:
    • Cook the frozen meatballs according to the package instructions. You can either bake them in the oven or heat them on the stovetop.

Q1: Can I use homemade meatballs instead of frozen?

A: Yes, you can use homemade meatballs if you prefer. Ensure they are cooked before adding the Salisbury sauce.

Q2: Can I make the Salisbury sauce from scratch instead of using gravy and onion soup mix?

A: Certainly! To make the Salisbury sauce from scratch, you can combine beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings to taste. Simmer until it thickens to your desired consistency.

Q3: Can I use a different type of gravy mix?

A: Absolutely! While brown gravy complements the dish well, you can experiment with mushroom gravy or onion gravy mix for added flavor.

Q4: How can I make the dish less salty?

A: If you’re concerned about the sodium content, you can use low-sodium gravy mix and French onion soup mix. Additionally, you can dilute the gravy with a bit more water.

Q5: Can I make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze them?

A: Yes, you can make the meatballs ahead of time, cook them, and freeze them. Thaw them before reheating and adding the Salisbury sauce.

Q6: Can I serve Salisbury Meatballs over something other than mashed potatoes?

A: Absolutely! Salisbury Meatballs go well with various side dishes. You can serve them over rice, egg noodles, or quinoa for a different twist.

Q7: Can I use fresh carrots instead of glazed carrots as a side?

A: Yes, you can use fresh carrots or any preferred vegetable as a side. Roasted or steamed vegetables make great alternatives.

Q8: How long do I need to cook the meatballs in the gravy?

A: Once the meatballs are cooked, you can simmer them in the Salisbury sauce for about 15-20 minutes or until the sauce thickens and flavors meld.

Q9: Can I use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef for the meatballs?

A: Yes, you can substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef if you prefer a lighter option. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q10: Can I double the recipe for a larger crowd?

A: Certainly! You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a larger group. Adjust the ingredient quantities accordingly and enjoy a delicious meal for a crowd.