Who doesn’t love the most comforting dinner of Swedish Meatballs served with mashed potatoes or on a bed of warm noodles. These meatballs are baked to perfection and then slathered in a creamy rich sauce. YUM – Baked Swedish Meatballs are the perfect dinner food for the whole family to enjoy.
This Swedish Meatball Recipe uses ground turkey instead of beef to lower the fat content of the recipe. You can lower the calories/fat count even lower by using half and half instead of heavy cream.
Ingredients Needed for Baked Swedish Meatballs
- Ground beef
- Ground pork
- Dry onion
- Salt & pepper
- Beef broth
- Worcestershire sauce
- Heavy cream
How to Make Baked Swedish Meatballs
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Step 2. Soak breadcrumbs in milk until milk is absorbed.
Step 3. Mix all meatball ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
Step 4. Roll mixture into balls and place on baking sheet. This can easily be done by using an ice cream scoop for measurement.
Step 5. Bake 30-40 minutes until cooked through.
Step 6. Prepare the sauce by melting butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Slowly whisk in flour and let cook for a few minutes. Continue whisking while cooking.
Step 7. Add in the broth and Worcestershire sauce and then the cream last. Reduce heat slightly and allow sauce to thicken. Salt & pepper to taste.
Step 8. Add meatballs to skillet and coat with sauce
Garnish with parsley, serve, and enjoy!
How Do you Keep the Meatballs Uniform in Size?
Meatballs are easy to prepare using an ice cream scoop for proper measurement. After a few scoops, rinse in cold water.
How many Meatballs Per 1 lb. of Meat?
You will get about 12 medium-sized meatballs per pound of meat.
Delicious Baked Swedish Meatballs for Yummy Family Meal
- 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 1 tablespoon dry onion minced
- 1 larage egg
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
Soak breadcrumbs in milk until the milk is absorbed.
Mix all meatball ingredients in a large bowl until well combined
Roll mixture into balls and place on baking sheet.
Bake 30-40 minutes until cooked through
Prepare the sauce by melting butter in a skillet over medium high heat
Whisk in flour and allow to brown
Add in broth and Worcestershire sauce then cream
Reduce heat slightly and allow sauce to thicken
Season to taste
Add meatballs to skillet and coat with sauce
Garnish with parsley, serve, and enjo
How are Swedish Meatballs Served?
Swedish meatballs are typically served with a side dish or two for dinner. You can make smaller meatballs and serve as an appetizer with toothpicks. For a large party, read how to make Swedish Meatballs for a Crowd.
Side Dishes for Swedish Meatballs
- Since Swedish meatballs are a delicious comfort food, our top 2 picks for side dishes would be creamy mashed potatoes or buttered noodles. Cook the buttered noodles and then stir into the pan with the meatballs.
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How to Store Swedish Meatballs
Keep your leftover meatballs stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days. To reheat, simply microwave for about 30-40 seconds. You can mix your meatballs with the noodles and easily store together.
Can Ground Turkey be Substituted for the Beef and Pork?
Yes, ground turkey can be substituted. Ground turkey comes in various fat options. We like to use an 85% lean and 15% fat variety as this adds much more flavor to the meatballs. Ground turkey is also a great option for this recipe.
Why we love Swedish Meatballs
Simply put, Swedish Meatballs are just good food! Anything that is cooked and served in a cream sauce is just decedent. Creamy, yummy and satisfying. Meatballs are always a great choice when you want a great meal. This recipe would also be nice to serve to guests.
Meat Ball Tips:
Don’t overmix the meat. This will make it warm, and it can become sticky.
Try to get the meatballs the same size so they cook through at the same time.
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