From the creamy sauce to the simply tasty flavor, these Swedish Meatballs will become your go to easy dinner idea!
Chances are, if you’ve shopped the winding maze store for home decor, you’ve had Ikea Swedish Meatballs. Am I right? That’s the first time I had these kind of meatballs. Up to that point I’d only had Italian meatballs. This Swedish Meatball recipe is a creamier version with a thicker sauce. You can serve it over egg noodles or with potatoes.
What’s the difference between Italian Meatballs and Swedish Meatballs?
Typically the biggest difference between your grandma’s Italian meatballs and a Swedish version can be found in the meat. Most meatballs have some ground beef, some ground pork and some ground veal. For the sake of this recipe, it doesn’t matter all that much because it’s made with only ground beef.
You can also find differences in size – the Swedish version or generally smaller than the Italian version. And finally, the flavors used – normally the Italian kind have a tomato based sauce while the Swedish version are more of a roux based sauce (like this one).
To Make Swedish Meatballs You’ll Need
This recipe is so easy and delicious – and you probably already have these items on hand! If you’d rather work with something besides canned cream of mushroom soup, you can make a homemade version. It will just take a little longer to make this recipe, but some people prefer not to use canned soup.
- ground beef
- bread crumbs
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- cream of mushroom soup
- egg noodles or potatoes
- sauce pan
- 9×13 pan
- stirring spoons
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Swedish Meatballs Recipe
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- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 ½ c bread crumbs
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 egg
- ¼ c milk
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- 10.5 oz cream of mushroom soup
- 1 c milk
- Mix all ingredients except soup and cup of milk.
- Form meatballs and place them in one layer in 9x13 in pan.
- Bake meatballs at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 25 mins.
- Remove from oven, drain grease.
- Blend soup and milk, pour over meatballs.
- Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes more.
- Serve over egg noodles or with potatoes.