Swedish meatballs


Comfort food is usually a guilty pleasure. I try to stay on the healthy side most of the days, but sometimes all I want is cream sauces, fried food and buttery mashed potatoes to go with it. Swedish meatballs deliver all that and much more. Who doesn`t go to IKEA and have their famous meatballs?! I made mine with loads of sauce because I think it is the best part of it. My recipe is not necessarily authentic, but sure is delicious and not so hard to make.

Recipe adopted from here.


  • 500 g mince beef
  • 2 slices white bread
  • handful parsley, chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp English mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sides to serve with:

  • mashed potato
  • Fresh cucumber and dill
  • cranberry sauce – The original recipe is served with lingonberry jam, you can find it in IKEA


  1. Start by soaking the bread in warm water for few seconds. Squeeze well any excess water. In a bowl mix mince, bread, onion, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, egg, salt and pepper. Form small meatballs and fry in vegetable oil until brown and cooked through. Set aside
  2. Using the same skillet where you fried the meatballs, remove the oil and melt the butter. Add cream, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper. Cook until it thickens.
  3. Add the meatballs and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  4. Serve with mashed potatoes, cucumbers and cranberry sauce


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