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swedish meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Michelle Boulé
Make this Ikea classic at home with this Swedish Meatballs recipe. You'll never have to go furniture shopping again!
4.17 from 6 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 777 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saute Pan
  • Whisk
  • Skillet



  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Pound Ground Pork
  • ½ Cup Parsley Minced
  • ½ Tsp Ground Allspice
  • ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ¾ Cup Onion Minced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • ¾ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ½ Cup Flour
  • 4 Cups Beef Broth
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Allspice
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Using a spoon, portion and form meatballs. Each meatball should be about 1 inch in diameter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Whisk in beef broth and add seasonings. Slowly mix in the heavy cream, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Bring gravy to a simmer and cook until thickened.
  • Serve meatballs with mashed potatoes or egg noodles and top with gravy. Enjoy!


Calories: 777kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 32gFat: 63gSaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 257mgSodium: 918mgPotassium: 648mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1555IUVitamin C: 9.5mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 3.9mg
Keyword Swedish Meatballs
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