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Swedish Meatballs

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This Swedish Meatball recipe is quick and tasty. With a simple sauce, serve these Swedish Meatballs over egg noodles or rice and potatoes!

Swedish Meatballs in a pan with sauce

Swedish Meatballs | Shortcut Recipe!

When it comes to meal prep, we should work smarter, not harder. Enter these Swedish Meatballs (made with frozen meatballs). You can buy a 6-pound bag of fully cooked and frozen meatballs from Sam’s Club or Costco, keep them in your freezer and use them as needed in so many different recipes. It’s such a time saver and they taste great. Especially perfect around the holidays. Use store-bought or homemade meatballs, then make this simple sauce to create amazing Swedish Meatballs (you know, those yummy meatballs they sell at Ikea?). Ready to make them?

Swedish Meatball on a fork

Main Ingredients Needed

You only need six ingredients and about 20 minutes of time to make this amazing dinner! Here’s what you’ll need for these Swedish Meatballs:

  • Butter + Flour – these two make a roux which starts out the sauce. This basically adds flavor and stabalizes the sauce.
  • Beef Stock – this adds flavor to the sauce while also thinning out the flour.
  • Sour Cream – adds creamy tanginess to the mix.
  • Salt + Pepper – don’t forget to salt and pepper.
  • Beef Meatballs – use frozen meatballs (I used Casa di Bertacchi brand) or make homemade meatballs!
Frozen Meatballs in a bag

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

To make them, you just make a quick roux sauce, add in a little sour cream and the meatballs, and heat thoroughly. For full details on how to make Swedish Meatballs, see the recipe card down below. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think 🙂

1. Make a Roux

In a large cast-iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk. Cook 1 minute.

2. Make Sauce

Slowly whisk in beef stock to prevent lumps. Cook for 3 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken.

Reduce heat to low and melt in sour cream, salt, and pepper.

3. Cook Meatballs

Add in frozen meatballs, stir to coat, and cover with foil. Cook 10 minutes or until meatballs and heated through.

How to Serve Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs are traditionally served alongside cooked egg noodles, rice, or potatoes. Here are a couple of recipes to inspire you!

Swedish Meatball in sauce

More Meatball Recipes to Try!

My whole family gobbled these Swedish Meatballs up! It’s recipes like this that make my world go round. I love a fast meal my whole family will love.

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy 🙂

5 from 5 votes

Swedish Meatballs

This Swedish Meatball recipe is quick, easy, and tasty! With a simple sauce, serve these Swedish Meatballs over egg noodles or rice and potatoes!
servings 4 servings
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups beef stock
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pound frozen beef meatballs such as Casa di Bertacchi brand
  • mashed potatoes rice or egg noodles for serving

Instructions

  • In a large cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk. Cook 1 minute and slowly whisk in beef stock to prevent lumps. Cook 3 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Reduce heat to low and melt in sour cream, salt and pepper. Add in frozen meatballs, stir to coat and cover with foil. Cook 10 minutes or until meatballs and heated through.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or noodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 546mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Swedish meatballs

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20 Responses
  1. Melissa @ Bless this Mess

    You can’t beat a homemade sauce with some premade meatballs! Love the idea and I know my kids would too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes

    i love the handy help from premade meatballs paired with the homemade sauce. It’s a wonderful way to get dinner on the table in a hurry!

  3. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    We don’t have Sam’s Club and I have not heard of this brand but my go to frozen meatball are from IKEA. It is such an easy meal. Ever since we moved to the boonies I try to keep a few bags of these in the freezer for those times I just need to throw something together. My family loves them.

  4. Deborah

    I have some of those meatballs in my freezer (LOVE the huge bag – they last forever!) and I’m totally going to be trying this!

  5. Julie H.

    5 stars
    I think I’ve made these a thousand times! I’ve started making and freezing my own meatballs. This is my daughter’s favorite meal.

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