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Easy Swedish Meatballs Recipe

This Swedish Meatball Recipe is an easy 30-minute dinner. Frozen meatballs make it so easy to make, and the quick homemade sauce takes them over the top! Serve it with noodles for a cozy, comforting dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword meatballs, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 439kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $10


  • 1 pound frozen meatballs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken or beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • Egg noodles cooked, for serving


  • Bake meatballs according to package directions. (Mine baked at 375°F for about 15-20 minutes.)
  • Boil the noodles while meatballs are baking, if using.
  • While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce (the sauce only takes about 10 minutes to make). Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 30-60 seconds, then whisk in the stock until no lumps remain. Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk in half and half and cook, stirring often, until thickened.
  • Once the meatballs are cooked through, add to the sauce and toss to coat.
  • Serve hot with noodles.


We love this dish with egg noodles, but you can substitute other pasta if that’s what you have on hand.
Or, serve the Swedish meatballs over brown or white rice to switch it up. For a real comfort food dinner, pile it all on top of mashed potatoes. For a lighter version, you can also use cauliflower mash.
Add a cooked vegetable on the side like green beans, broccoli, or cauliflower. A crisp green salad is excellent, too, or skip the veggies and add some toasted bread for soaking up all the delicious sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 647mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg