Easy Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

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If you’re looking for a comforting and hearty meal that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, look no further than this Easy Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce recipe. 

If you're looking for a comforting and hearty meal that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, look no further than this Easy Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce recipe. 

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Guest post by Jenny.

As a busy mom and wife, it’s important to have simple and delicious recipes that can be whipped up in no time. And this Swedish classic is just that – a crowd-pleaser that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum flavor. Let’s dive in!

Swedish Meatballs

What are Swedish meatballs?

Let’s talk a bit about Swedish meatballs. These delectable little bites of heaven are a staple in Swedish cuisine. They are typically made with a mixture of ground beef, pork, and breadcrumbs, seasoned with spices like nutmeg and allspice.

Traditionally, they are served with lingonberry jam and mashed potatoes. However, I like to take things up a notch and serve them with a creamy sauce that will make your taste buds dance with joy!

Ingredients in Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅕ cup minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the spices on ground beef

Step by Step Instructions for Making Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

In a large mixing bowl mix ground beef, almond flour, nutmeg, onion, garlic, pepper, and salt with your hand. Once all spices are incorporated into the ground beef, roll them into 1-inch meatballs.

Frying meatballs

Heat some avocado oil in a deep fry pan, then fry the meatballs in batches until cooked through. Remove all the meatballs from the pan once cooked, add butter, and let it melt.

Butter and Flour

Add flour to butter and whisk until smooth. Cook it for 2-3 minutes until golden in color.

bouillon cubes

In a large measuring cup, add 2 bouillon cubes and 2 cups of boiling water. Once the bouillon is dissolved, add it to the frying pan with the flour mixture, whisking as you pour. Cook it for 3-5 minutes until it starts boiling and all flour lumps have been whisked smooth.

Swedish Meatballs

Add heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste.

Finally, add the meatballs back to the pan and serve over rice or mashed potatoes.

What to Serve With Swedish Meatballs

When it comes to serving Swedish meatballs, the options are endless! To create a well-rounded and satisfying meal, consider pairing them with some delicious sides.

One classic choice is creamy mashed potatoes, which perfectly complement the rich flavors of the meatballs. Another popular option is serving them with egg noodles, allowing the meatballs to shine while providing a comforting and mild base.

For a touch of authenticity, don’t forget the lingonberry jam – its sweet and tangy flavor adds a delightful contrast to the savory meatballs. If you’re looking to incorporate more veggies, roasted vegetables like carrots, Brussels sprouts, or green beans make a nutritious and flavorful addition.

And if you’re seeking a lighter option, a fresh salad with a zesty vinaigrette dressing can provide a refreshing balance to the richness of the dish. 

Swedish Meatballs with rice

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Swedish Meatballs Recipe

How to make creamy, savory Swedish Meatballs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Swedish Meatballs Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 662 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • ¼ cup almond flour or another flour
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • cup minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl mix ground beef, almond flour, nutmeg, onion, garlic, pepper, and salt using your hand.
  2. Once all spices are incorporated into the ground beef, roll into 1-inch meatballs.
  3. Heat avocado oil in a deep fry pan, then fry meatballs in batches until cooked through.
  4. Remove all meatballs from the pan once cooked, add butter, and let it melt.
  5. Add flour to butter and whisk until smooth; cook it for 2-3 minutes until golden in color.
  6. In a large measuring cup, add 2 bouillon cubes and 2 cups of boiling water.
  7. Once the bouillon is dissolved, add it to the frying pan with the flour mixture, whisking as you pour.
  8. Let it cook for 3-5 minutes until it starts boiling and all flour lumps have been whisked smooth.
  9. Add heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Add meatballs back to the pan and serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Swedish Meatballs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 662 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 869mg38%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 760IU15%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to Store Leftover Swedish Meatballs

Leftover Swedish meatballs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To store leftover Swedish meatballs, allow them to cool to room temperature before transferring them to an airtight container.

If you’re freezing the meatballs, make sure to label the container with the date and contents for easy reference later. When you’re ready to reheat the meatballs, you can do so in the oven, on the stovetop, or in the microwave. 

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Have you tried making your own Swedish meatballs? What do you like to serve with it? Leave a comment below!

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This recipe for Easy Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce was originally posted on Little House Living in November 2023.

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