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Healthy Swedish meatballs
Ikea Swedish Meatballs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Ikea Swedish Meatballs in a light gravy sauce, served on a bed of fusilli pasta; a complete meal for a family dinner. Satisfying, easy to put together, and really tasty, these baked meatballs are so delicious.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: meatballs recipes
Servings: 24 meatballs
Calories: 93 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the meatballs
  • 450 g minced (ground) beef (use lean ground beef rather than high fat )
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 slice white bread
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp freshly-chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil plus cooking spray
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.2 cup plain flour
For the sauce/gravy
  • 1 1/2 cup beef stock (broth)
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • parsley to garnish
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  1. To make the meatballs, peel and grate the onion and carrot and add them to a large bowl together with the beef and egg.

  2. Cut the slice of bread into cubes, and soak in milk. Squeeze out the excess milk and add the bread to the other ingredients.

  3. Season with salt, pepper, add the allspice, parsley and vegetable oil and mix well to combine.

  4. Shape out meatballs, depending on their size you should get more or less 24 meatballs.

  5. Cover them with flour, shaking any excess off them, arrange on a baking tray, spray deliberately with cooking oil, and bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes.

  6. In a pan, add the butter and allow it to melt. Whisk in the flour and stir for 30 seconds, then add the beef stock and continue to stir until it thickens slightly.

  7. Mix in the sour cream and the black pepper, and stir for about 2-3 minutes.

  8. Add the meatballs and stir for a further 2 minutes.

  9. Remove from the heat and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately with pasta.

Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Nutrition Facts
Ikea Swedish Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 104mg4%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 466IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.