Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

The idea to write and actual recipe for Swedish Meatballs came after writing Homestyle Meatballs. While many simple recipes call for cream of something soup, this recipe provides a little more versatility.

Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: Entree

Cuisine: American

Servings: 6 Servings

Swedish Meatballs

While many recipes for Swedish Meatballs call for cream of something soup, this recipe provides a little more versatility.


  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 batch Homestyle Meatballs


  1. First, mix butter and flour over medium heat until it turns into a light brown paste.
  2. Then, stir in beef stock briskly, in small amounts, to prevent clumps.
  3. Next, add in the parsley, garlic powder, and mustard while stirring continuously.
  4. Finally, mix in the whipping cream and meatballs, allowing the dish to simmer for four to six minutes.

Tips To Perfect Swedish Meatballs

First, try to avoid using frozen meatballs. Making them from scratch only takes a few minutes, and the results improve exponentially.

Second, avoid overcooking the sauce. Like most dairy based sauces, this one can curdle and the results taste like sour milk.

Third, always allow your Swedish Meatballs time to simmer, stirring continuously. Not allowing the sauce to simmer will result in an inedible liquid. Stirring as it simmers prevents a thick film from forming over the top. Either way, you want to stir.

Serving Suggestions

My favorite plating consists of long grain rice, green beans, and garlic toast. However, egg noodles seem the most popular option in most recipes. You can experiment with various starches and even pasta to see what works best for your style.

Let me know how your turn out!

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