Swedish Meatballs are something every type of cook from home cook to master chef should know how to make. An amazing SWEDISH MEATBALLS RECIPE can knock anyone’s socks off and leave everyone wanting more. Eat them as an appetizer for the perfect party snack or over noodles for a delicious meal. This Swedish Meatball Sauce is everything!
The Best Swedish Meatballs in Sauce
Swedish Meatballs are close to my heart because my Mom has been making them for years. She has so many great recipes (including her Creamy Chicken Soup) but this Swedish Meatball Recipe is great because it can be a meal or an appetizer, and the Swedish Meatball Sauce is second to none!
This classic Swedish Meatball recipe is one that I’ve needed to learn for YEARS and I’m so glad I finally did. They’re great for game day, but also amazing served over pasta for a full meal. Just try not to pop them all in your mouth while cooking.
That’s the biggest hurdle you have to overcome. They’re just too delicious with that SAUCE!? What to even call that sauce? Swedish Meatball Sauce. I wish it came bottled. Ooooh la la so tasty.
What makes Swedish Meatballs different than regular meatballs?
It’s all about the spices and that Swedish Meatball Sauce. Once you try it…you’ll understand. So creamy and dreamy!
How to Make Swedish Meatballs – Step by Step
I’ve always kind of avoided meatballs because they seem like so much work. Honestly, they’re not. Yes you have to roll up your sleeves and roll them into shape (it was a challenge finding a way to put that into words and not write something that sounded disgusting), but it’s truly not that bad. Meatballs are about 10 minutes more work than my recipes normally require, but since all the recipes on here are intentionally EASY, that’s not saying much.
You can do it, and your family will thank you. These Swedish Meatballs can’t be beat!
Can you freeze Swedish Meatballs?
ABSOLUTELY! Divide the meatballs and sauce into separate freezer safe storage and you can store up to 3 months. YUM!
Why are Swedish Meatballs served with Lingonberry Jam?
Apparently traditional Swedish Meatballs are served with Lingonberry Jam. So of course we tried it! It was SO tasty! We will definitely serve our tailgating meatballs with this tasty jam going forward. If you can’t find it, we thought cranberry sauce or jelly would be equally as delicious! A fun little twist to this delicious meal. We tried both the jam and cranberry sauce and loved them both! It’s such a nice savory sweet flavor combination.
What do you serve with Swedish Meatballs?
You can serve this Swedish Meatball Recipe on its own bathed in sauce, over pasta or rice (pasta is traditional), with buttery roasted potatoes, or just with some crusty bread. You can’t go wrong with that Swedish Meatball Sauce is involved!
These Easy Swedish Meatballs with the BEST Swedish Meatball Sauce will knock your socks off. If your family is anything like ours, I know these meatballs will be requested time and time again. Just try your best not to eat all that sauce with a spoon. IT’S TEMPTING, I know!
Watch the video or see the recipe card below for tips on how to make swedish meatballs. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for the perfect meatball recipe but these Swedish Meatballs aren’t quite right, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our other favorites:
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs
- Mozzarella Stuffed Italian Meatballs
- Classic Meatball Recipe
- Peruvian Chicken Meatballs
- Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs
- Orange Marmalade Meatballs
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Stuffed with Blue Cheese!)