Rating: 4.53 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

There are many versions of Swedish meatballs, and this is the way we like ours. They're juicy, tender, and flavorful in a creamy and rich sauce. We enjoy them over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles and served with lingonberry sauce or cranberry sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Meatballs:
Sauce:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top. Spray the baking rack with cooking spray.

    Advertisement
  • Combine bread crumbs and milk in a large bowl. Allow bread crumbs to soak up the milk for about 10 minutes. Mix in ground beef, ground pork, onion, parsley, celery, egg, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper until combined; mixture will be fairly wet. Shape into 36 meatballs with a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop. Place meatballs on the prepared baking rack.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), about 18 minutes.

  • While the meatballs are baking, melt butter for sauce in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 12 minutes.

  • Remove meatballs from the oven and add to the sauce mixture. Simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in sour cream, dill, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; protein 25.9g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 28.4g; cholesterol 133.1mg; sodium 856.3mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (26)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2020
Easy to make....once you shop for the ingrediency's....not my forte, but I did it and then it was a piece of cake to make them. They were delicious, even if I say so myself. Read More
(1)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2020
I think 3 tablespoons of dill is too much....I will cut it down next time I make. Read More
(1)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2020
I thought I had a great swedish meatball recipe but it has been replaced by this one. It is easy and delicious!! I cut the amount of dill to 1/3 using dried dill. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2020
I think 3 tablespoons of dill is too much....I will cut it down next time I make. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2020
Easy to make....once you shop for the ingrediency's....not my forte, but I did it and then it was a piece of cake to make them. They were delicious, even if I say so myself. Read More
(1)
Advertisement
Rating: 2 stars
06/19/2020
We didn’t like this. Too much dill flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2020
My younger daughter loved it, but my older daughter thought it was a bit salty. I think I would just cut down the salt to half the amount. Since I didn't have fresh dill, I had to substitute with dried, but think using the fresh dill would have made the recipe perfect. I used oat milk, & it was fine. I also added in a bit more lemon zest. Will definitely make this dish again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2020
I must say this recipe has become my all time favorite. I've been cooking for my finicky parents and they also loved them. Thank you so much for the recipe. It will be my "go to" Swedish Meatball recipe!! Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2020
Turned out really good. Wife gave them a thumbs up. Yes will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2020
Yes, I made the Swedish meatballs and they were delicious. It was easy and the entire family loved them, ages 71 to 3. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2021
I used Publix premade meatballs and baked those (18 minutes was enough time). I used 1 tbsp of dried dill for the sauce and it was still a lot of dill. The ligonberry jam REALLY made this tasty. I think if it wasn't for the ligonberries, this sauce by itself would've been just 3 stars. Read More