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swedish meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Make this Ikea classic at home with this Swedish Meatballs recipe. You'll never have to go furniture shopping again!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Swedish Meatballs
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 777 kcal



  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Pound Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley Minced
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 3/4 Cup Onion Minced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 3/4 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 4 Cups Beef Broth
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix until fully incorporated.

  2. Using a spoon, portion and form meatballs. Each meatball should be about 1 inch in diameter.

  3. Heat a nonstick skillet or cast iron on medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and cook meatballs in batches. Rotate meatballs and cook until all sides are evenly browned. Remove from pan.

  4. Reduce heat to medium. Add flour to pan and add butter if there's not enough oil from the drippings. Cook for a few minutes so that flour is no longer raw.

  5. Whisk in beef broth and add seasonings. Slowly mix in the heavy cream, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

  6. Bring gravy to a simmer and cook until thickened.

  7. Serve meatballs with mashed potatoes or egg noodles and top with gravy. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Swedish Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 777 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 257mg86%
Sodium 918mg40%
Potassium 648mg19%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1555IU31%
Vitamin C 9.5mg12%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.