Easy Recipe – The Best Swedish Meatballs on the Planet

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This recipe for Swedish Meatballs is a family favorite and super easy to make and the kids love it. It goes along perfectly with the Hemis Faire pasta deal we shared with you last week (ends December 7). You can check out this post for a list of the products and prices. Plus, the kids think the curly noodles of the Fusilli Bucati Linguini are fun. Come back and let us know if you try it.

The Best Swedish Meatballs
Serves 8
The best and easiest Swedish Meatballs on the planet, that kids will love and adults will savor.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
FOR THE MEATBALLS
  1. 2 pounds Jennie-O ground turkey
  2. 1 T. olive oil
  3. 2 egg yolks
  4. 1 large onion, diced
  5. 4 garlic gloves, minced
  6. 1/2 cup + 2 T. panko bread crumbs
  7. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  8. 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  9. salt & pepper to taste
FOR THE GRAVY
  1. 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  2. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 4 cups beef broth
  4. 1 can cream of chicken condensed soup
  5. salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  6. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, Panko, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg, onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs (I like to use a small cookie scoop - it's much quicker).
  2. Add olive oil to a skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 5-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. To make the gravy, melt butter in the same skillet used to cook meatballs. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in cream of chicken condensed soup; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh parsley, if desired.
Notes
  1. I serve the gravy and meatballs with 16 ounces of cooked pasta (whatever kind you like best).
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5 Responses

  1. Reading this just before dinner prep, I immediately stopped to make! My kids are eating them now. We are big Swedish meatball fans. I only had 1 lb. ground turkey and no allspice, but I cut the recipe in half and added onion powder because that always makes things more delish. Paired with some IKEA meatball sauce and lingonberry. Thanks for the easy recipe! Oh, and I had no bread crumbs so I made a piece of toast and ground it small. Hah.
    • You're welcome, I'm glad it worked out and inspired dinner. I love IKEA Lingonberry, I have some right now, thanks for the though, I'm going to serve it with that next time. :)
  2. So when does the ground turkey (listed in ingredients) become ground beef and pork (listed in the instructions) and how much of each?
    • Thanks for pointing that out Larry. My original recipe called for a mix and Beef and Pork. I use turkey and forgot to notate. If you use a mix of beef and pork it's 1 lb. of each. :)
      • Thanks for clearing that up !!!
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