Swedish Meatballs (Best Sauce!)

Swedish Meatballs (Best Sauce!) – A Delicious and Classic Recipe


Swedish Meatballs are a classic Scandinavian dish that is enjoyed all around the world. These savory and delicious meatballs are served in a creamy sauce and are typically made with a blend of ground beef and pork, seasoned with nutmeg and allspice. They are easy to make and can be served as a main course or as an appetizer.



— Ingredients for Swedish Meatballs:


For the Meatballs:


▢1/3 cup breadcrumbs

▢½ cup milk

▢2 tablespoons cream

▢1 egg large

▢½ teaspoon kosher salt

▢¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

▢¼ teaspoon allspice

▢¼ teaspoon nutmeg

▢1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced

▢1 tablespoon butter

▢1 tablespoon oil

▢½ yellow onion minced

▢1 clove garlic minced

▢1 pound ground chicken

▢1½ pound ground chuck


For the Sauce:



▢6 tablespoons butter

▢1/3 cup all-purpose flour *See NOTE for an optional thickener

▢14.5 ounces low sodium beef broth

▢14.5 ounces low sodium chicken broth

▢1 cup heavy cream

▢¾ cup sour cream

▢1 teaspoon Beef Instant Bouillon Granules I use Wyler’s

▢1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

▢1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

▢1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

▢1 teaspoon cider vinegar

▢1 tablespoon granulated sugar

▢½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

▢Salt if needed. Taste first.

▢1-2 tablespoons parsley minced

Optional for Serving

▢Lingonberry Jam or Cranberry Sauce



— How to make the best Swedish Meatball :


For the Meatballs:


Cover 2 large cooking sheets with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400F.


In a large bowl, combine breadcrumbs, milk, cream, egg, salt, pepper, allspice, nutmeg and parsley. Set the mixture aside to allow the milk to soak into the breadcrumbs, at least 10 minutes.


1/3 cup breadcrumbs,½ cup milk,2 tablespoons cream,1 egg,½ teaspoon kosher salt,¼ teaspoon ground black pepper,¼ teaspoon allspice,¼ teaspoon nutmeg,1 tablespoon fresh parsley

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the minced onion and sauté until translucent. Add the minced garlic and sauté 30 seconds.


Transfer the onion/garlic mixture to the breadcrumb mixture.

1 tablespoon butter,1 tablespoon oil,½ yellow onion,1 clove garlic



Once the breadcrumb mixture is ready, add the ground chuck and chicken. Mix well using a wooden spoon. Roll meat into 1½-inch balls (or use a 1½ inch scoop) and place on the prepared sheet pan 1 inch apart. Cook 20 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.

1 pound ground chicken,1½ pound ground chuck


For the Sauce:


While meatballs are cooking, prepare the sauce.

**See NOTE before reading further

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the flour to the butter and whisk well. Cook over med-low heat until mixture turns a little darker. Whisk often. Add beef broth, chicken broth, cream, sour cream, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, sugar and black pepper.



Taste, then season with salt, if needed. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and add the meatballs. Simmer, stirring gently & often, until gravy has thickened. Add chopped parsley and stir gently.

6 tablespoons butter,1/3 cup all-purpose flour,14.5 ounces low sodium beef broth,14.5 ounces low sodium chicken broth,1 cup heavy cream,¾ cup sour cream,1 teaspoon Beef Instant Bouillon Granules,1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce,1 teaspoon Dijon mustard,1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce,1 teaspoon cider vinegar,1 tablespoon granulated sugar,½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper,Salt,1-2 tablespoons parsley



Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or macaroni.

If eating Swedish Meatballs without noodles or a side dish, serve with a teaspoon of Lingonberry Jam or Cranberry Sauce on the side, optional.

Lingonberry Jam or Cranberry Sauce








— Recipe Notes:


  • For a gluten-free version of this recipe, use gluten-free breadcrumbs and substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend.
  • You can make the meatballs in advance and store them in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.
  • To make the meatballs more tender, soak the breadcrumbs in the milk for 10-15 minutes before mixing them with the other ingredients.
  • Lingonberry sauce is a traditional accompaniment to Swedish Meatballs, but you can also serve them with other types of berry sauce or cranberry sauce.



— Nutrition Facts:


One serving of Swedish Meatballs with sauce contains approximately:


Calories: 576

Fat: 44g

Protein: 30g

Carbohydrates: 14g

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 3g

Sodium: 1378mg


Swedish Meatballs are a tasty and comforting dish that is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion. With this recipe, you can easily recreate the classic flavor of Swedish Meatballs at home and impress your guests with a delicious and hearty meal.




That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !


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