Easy Swedish Meatballs is a quick dinner that is fast to put together for a delicious meal! From start to finish dinner is ready in only 15 minutes. An IKEA copycat recipe that tastes even better!
Easy Swedish Meatballs have been on repeat in our house the last few months! Not only have I been perfecting the recipe for you all, we just love it! What’s not to love about a QUICK and TASTY dinner?! This recipe is full of flavor and the perfect family meal.
I made this recently with my 9-year-old son and it was easy enough that he was able to do most of the steps on his own. He really enjoyed being able to learn how to cook with me and that made him enjoy the meal even more.
When you think of Swedish Meatballs does IKEA come to mind? IKEA is a bit of a drive from my house so we don’t go there often. We love their meatballs but I promise you this recipe is much better than their meatballs. The flavor is so good and I would say it’s better quality to make it at home because you can control which ingredients you use.
In my recipe testing, I found that adding Worcestershire sauce really ups the flavor! This recipe calls for adding 1 teaspoon but if you are a fan of Worcestershire sauce don’t be afraid to add another teaspoon or so.
HOW TO MAKE EASY SWEDISH MEATBALLS:
It’s so simple! All you need is a few ingredients. First, you melt butter then add flour. Next, you add the beef broth. Sometimes I just add water then use beef bouillon granules. Then add in the Worcestershire sauce. I wouldn’t skip adding that because it adds so much flavor! Stir in sour cream then salt and pepper to taste.
Now it’s time to add the meatballs. You can use freshly made homemade meatballs but my life is busy lately so I use frozen meatballs. I love the Kirkland ones from Costco. The best part is you just add them in the sauce and in about 10 minutes or so they are cooked through and meanwhile the sauce thickens!
TIP: If after 10 minutes the sauce isn’t as thick as you would like just keep cooking it and it will thicken up. And if you actually want a thinner sauce you could add in more beef broth.
Then you serve it over Egg Noodles or mashed potatoes! Top it with freshly chopped parsley or dried parsley.
I love this dried parsley from Litehouse I get from Costco. It is great quality and I don’t always have fresh parsley on hand.
SOME MORE GREAT MEATBALL RECIPES:
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Meatballs
Cheesy Enchilada Crockpot Meatballs
I know it’s a great recipe when ALL of my kids will eat this recipe! And enjoy it! And that is including my toddlers who aren’t easy to please. We served it with vegetables and fruit on the side and it makes for a perfect dinner!
Easy Swedish Meatballs
Adapted from Damn Delicious
Asma Sheikh says
This looks so yummy and healthy. Hope it will be also easy to try the recipe.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! This recipe is very easy and tasty. You will love it!
Mary E says
Wow! Boy am I glad I found this recipe. Quick for my busy life and perfect for my family. Thanks dear!
You are so welcome! I’m so glad you loved it!
This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try! If I do frozen meatballs, do I thaw the meatballs first, or add them frozen? (sorry if this is a dumb question lol)
Thanks! No need to thaw the meatballs. Just put it in frozen. Enjoy! 🙂
Mary B says
I love easy dinner recipes! This sounds so good!
Samantha Miller says
Love this recipe.I will surely try this.
Thanks! We really like this recipe. 🙂
Becky pepper says
My hubby Loved it. And soooo easy
That’s great! 🙂
Janaca Cann says
I tried this recently with my family and we all loved it! Thanks so much. Also going to try your slow cooker honey garlic ones.
This recipe was perfect. This tastes better than ikea in my opinion. I thought the amount of the sauce made in the recipe would be too much, but the portions were as they needed to be. I served this over wide egg noodles and had 3 helpings. Perfection and so simple! I used better than bullion beef broth and probably didnt have enough, so I used a few drops of Worcestershire sauce to supplement.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this recipe. I’m so glad you loved it! 🙂
Giorgio Lauria says
What a beautiful recipe!
Do you think it’s okay to use Italian style frozen meatballs, or would that taste wrong?
It’s totally fine! In fact, that’s what I usually use. I love the flavor of Italian meatballs.
Rae Ann Asselin says
If I make my own meatballs, do I have to cook them first? Stupid question I know but don’t want to screw up
It’s a good question! You should cook the meatballs first.