Simple Swedish Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

I got this recipe from my mother (like most of my good ones), and I changed it a little to suit us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix egg and milk, then add breadcrumbs, onion, parsley and pepper. Mix with the ground meats and shape into balls (I get around 20 or so).
  2. Cook meatballs in a pan 1/2 at a time over medium heat until browned evenly on all sides (about 10 minutes).
  3. Replace all meatballs into a deep skillet or dutch oven type pot. Add flour, bullion and about 1 1/2 cups of the milk, stirring over medium low heat, adding the remaining milk gradually, about 1/2 cup at a time, as the sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Cook until all the milk is incorporated and sauce is thickened. Serve over hot noodles.
Most Helpful

These were awesome!!!! Most Sweedish meatball recpies have a bunch of spices in them that I don't care for. These were absolutely perfect. We practically inhaled them. Served them with egg noodles. Delicious. Thanks for this great recipe.

Marilyn Collari August 19, 2009

I found that this recipe used ingredients I commonly have on hand. I made three changes to the recipe. I used 1 pound ground pork instead of the combo of pork and beef. (My husband did not know the difference). I also used savory spice instead of parsley which added nice flavor. I also used 1 cup less milk, which allowed me to have still the same great flavor, but a little less sauce. (My personal preference). Easy recipe over all!

kerrytay_mclean July 25, 2009