Grandma's Swedish Meatballs

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

My Swedish grandma has been making these meatballs forever, and they are my absolute favorite meal. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the meatballs, tear bread into small pieces. Add the milk and let soak several minutes (stir around).
  2. Add eggs and beat until mixed.
  3. Add bread mixture to ground beef along with parmesan, parsley flakes, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  4. Roll mixture into small balls 1 to 1 ½ inches in diameter.
  5. Place 1/3 cup oil in a pan and sauté meatballs until brown.
  6. Remove the meatballs from pan, discard the oil.
  7. For the sauce, in the same pan over low heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour and let cook for a few minutes but don’t let it brown (should be glossy).
  8. Whisk in broth and cream and cook stirring constantly until thick and satiny.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in dill.
  10. Add meatballs to sauce and simmer about 10 minutes, turning several times.
  11. Serve over noodles.


Most Helpful

We thought this was phenominal! We put a dallop of sour cream on top. Excellent. Thank you for sharing! xo LA :-)

L.A. Stewart July 11, 2009

Pretty good. The sauce came out a little too thick so maybe a little less flour. Also would bake the meatballs instead next time. Used mostly wheat bread scraps instead of white and it tasted fine. A very neutral hearty dish without any overwhelming flavors. Toddler insisted on sprinkling some garlic powder too ;). AND they ate it!

The Amaze-Ing Me April 30, 2009

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