Cream Sauce for Swedish Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

In England, swedish meatballs are very available and cheap. They are very good with the following cream sauce and boiled potatoes. My son, who has to be one of the faddiest people on the planet, found this delicious. This is from the cookbook 'Ikea's Real Swedish Food Book'.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Swirl out the pan with boiling beef stock.
  2. Add the cream.
  3. Add the flour mixed with approx 1 tablepoons of water.
  4. Add the seasonings.
  5. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve with Swedish meatballs.
Most Helpful

Wonderful sauce!!! I used homemade stock and added a little beef base checking carefully that it didn't get too salty (thank you other reviewers). I also sauteed a minced shallot before adding the broth. This is going to be a 'go to' sauce for other dishes as well as the meatballs. As a public service announcement to my American friends I want to mention that the measurements are in Imperial as the chef is English. What this means to you is that a pint in England is 20 oz versus the 16 oz you may be accustomed too.

K9 Owned December 05, 2012

Wow!! this was great. I actually tripled the recipe for more sauce and added 1 shallot to sauce. I also added some dill and garlic powder.Everyone was raving about the sauce!!Thanks for a great recipe!!

hope2day February 01, 2009

This was very good. I doubled the recipe and omitted the soy sauce on mistake, but it was still delicious. My husband didn't believe me that a gravy-type could be made without meat drippings. Now he knows. Thanks!

strawberrybird January 29, 2009