Simple Swedish Meatballs (+VIDEO) | Little Luna

Simple Swedish Meatballs (+VIDEO) | Little Luna

Swedish meatballs made from pork and beef, cooked to perfection, then topped with creamy gravy. With mashed potatoes or cooked vegetables, it is the perfect dish for festive entertainment.

My husband’s family is Swedish, so some of his favorite recipes are passed down from him-especially Swedish pancakes and these meatballs! In fact, we often make both during the holidays when the family reunite.

Homemade Swedish Meatballs

The taste of these Swedish meatballs is very delicious. As the Swedes by my husband’s side, these have become the main dishes served every Christmas.

Meatballs are classic made with delicious breadcrumbs and spices. They are baked in the oven and retain all the flavor. Your whole family will love this recipe. Don’t even let me start studying the sauce of meatballs. This is a creamy white sauce that is comforting and very delicious.

There is nothing wrong with eating Swedish meatballs. You can definitely eat it yourself with the sauce. Or, try it with a spoonful of mashed potatoes or some roasted vegetables. I even like to put mine on pasta.

No matter how you eat them, they will taste great. This recipe is a home run!

How to make Swedish meatballs

These simple Swedish meatballs are just that-simple!

Meat. Mix the breadcrumbs and milk, let the breadcrumbs sit in the milk for one minute to absorb them all. Stir in ground beef and ground pork. Mix the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

notes: I like to use beef and pork, but you can just use one (or even turkey powder-what do you like)!

Form the ball. Make the mixture into 2 inch wide meatballs. Spread tin foil on the jelly plate and spray it with cooking spray.

bake. Place the formed meatballs on a pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. When grilling the meatballs, turn them over a few times to allow them to cook evenly throughout the process.

Now it’s time to make the gravy!

Swedish Meatball Sauce

After the meatballs are baked, transfer them to a plate to rest.

brush. Pour the meatballs from the pot into the pan above the stove. Pour the flour into the pot over medium heat. Stir until smooth. Pour the beef broth and stir.

simmer. Simmer this mixture over medium heat while stirring constantly. You want the gravy to be nice and thick, which requires simmering for 5 minutes. Add sour cream and salt and pepper to taste!

Add the meatballs to the gravy, stir well, and coat the meatballs. Serve on a large plate and serve with your favorite noodles. Sprinkle parsley on top to add a bit of color.

Make them for the holidays

Need to cook a good dish for the holidays? Swedish meatballs are great for feeding large groups of people. You can double or triple this recipe to meet your needs. Remember these numbers:

  • Each person will need about 4-6 meatballs, depending on their appetite, so please plan accordingly.
  • Feed 9-10 people-double this recipe
  • For 13-15 people-triple this recipe
  • Feed 18-20 people-quadruple this recipe

The good news is You can even prepare in advance Save some time on your big festive dinner day. Keep the meatballs unbaked and place them in the refrigerator in an airtight container one day in advance. Put them in the oven the next day.

you can also Frozen meatballs Baked or unbaked, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Fresh gravy is best, so prepare the sauce before serving the meatballs.

I like simple and delicious recipes that can be made for friends and family gatherings. There is nothing better than eating good food with good people.

You can also complete the meal in the following ways:

For more meatball recipes, please try:

Course main course


Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 50 minutes

Total time 1 hour

4 servings

Calories 485 kcal

Author Little Luna

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4-1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TB onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • 3 TB all-purpose flour as needed
  • 2 cups beef broth as needed
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • Preheat the oven to 350.

  • Soak the bread crumbs in milk. Mix the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Shape the mixture into small balls, about 2″ wide. Place on a jelly roll lined with tin foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, turning several times during the baking process.


  • Pour the water droplets from the jelly plate into the pan. Pour the flour into the pot over medium heat and stir until smooth.

  • Gradually add enough broth for a total of about 2.5 cups of liquid.

  • Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  • Just before serving, add sour cream. Season with salt and pepper. Add meatballs and serve.

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