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Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

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Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce, are cooked in a rich, roux-based, creamy gravy made with beef or bone broth and sour cream (or sometimes heavy cream) as in this case.


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Meatballs in a white sauce with garlic

Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours
  • Yield: 20 depending on size of meatballs 1x
  • Category: Meat Recipes
  • Cuisine: Turkey


So last night was the dance with Mince again. I had not made Swedish Meatballs in a while so made them again. They were SOOO good.


Units Scale


  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 35 ml cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH of black pepper and ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp all spice seasoning
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 500gr ground beef
  • 250 gr ground pork
  • 2 tbsp. fresh, finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Cream Sauce

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup plain / all purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tsp regular soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to season


In a large bowl, mix the breadcrumbs together with the milk, cream, egg, garlic, salt, peppers, and spice.

Allow the milk to soak into the breadcrumbs for at least 10 minutes.

Once the milk has absorbed, add in the onion, mince, and parsley. Mix well with your hands to combine.

Roll meat into meatballs.

Heat 1 tbsp of butter and 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Fry meatballs in batches. Transfer to a warm plate and cover with foil.

Add the 1/3 cup butter to the juices in the pan to melt. Whisk in the flour until it dissolves and turns brown in color.

Pour in the stock, cream, soy sauce, and Dijon. Bring to a to simmer and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix the sauce through well to combine all of the flavours together.

Continue to simmer until thickened.

Place meatballs into the gravy in the pan and serve with mashed potato or pasta.


Prepared, tried, and tested Melanie Kramar

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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 832
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 853
  • Fat: 65
  • Saturated Fat: 33
  • Unsaturated Fat: 26
  • Trans Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 46
  • Cholesterol: 273
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Did Sweden invent meatballs?

Apparently, Sweden has admitted its iconic meatballs actually originate from Turkey.  Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. 

Swedish meatballs are traditionally served with mashed or boiled potatoes, but you can serve them with rice or noodles. 

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