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

Great simple sauce !! THANKS FOR POSTING!! I also add a dash of onion and garlic powder and a TBS of dried porcini mushroom powder ( brings out that umami flavor). I mix WONDRA flour into a tbs of sherry instead of water. I noticed that there were some posts about the measurements ( being uk verses us). Just remember to those of us who are American uk cooking measurements strike us dumbfounded!! Remember is this saying " a pints a pound world round " i.e. 16 oz ! That goes for volume or weight. Here is the recipe that was posted above serving 4 simplified ( non metric ) ¼ c cream ½ c beef stock/broth ½ Tbs soy sauce 1 tbs white flour 1 Tbs water Salt and white pepper to taste

A Howitt September 21, 2015

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