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Ikea Swedish Meatball Recipe

Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Ikea just released their famous recipe for Swedish Meatballs. Melt-in-your mouth meatballs covered in a creamy gravy that goes perfectly on top of your favorite pasta.

Ikea started serving food in the 1960’s, declaring that no one should have to shop on an empty stomach. They now serve Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, and ligonberry jam.

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And although no one would ever expect such tasty dishes from a furniture shop, they’ve turned it into an unforgettable experience. One that you can now recreate at home!

In fact, they even drew up some directions to look just like assembly instructions, similar to the instruction manuals that come with their furniture.

But don’t worry, we also have traditional instructions as well 🙂

Ikea Swedish Meatball Recipe



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  • For the meatballs:
  • 1 pound 1 ground beef

  • 1/2 pound 1/2 ground pork

  • 1 onion (finely chopped)

  • 1 clove 1 of garlic (crushed or minced)

  • 2/3 cup 2/3 breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 5 tablespoons 5 of milk (whole milk)

  • Generous salt and pepper

  • For the cream sauce:
  • Dash of oil

  • 3 tablespoons 3 butter

  • 3 tablespoons 3 plain flour

  • 2/3 cup 2/3 vegetable stock

  • 2/3 cup 2/3 beef stock

  • 2/3 cup 2/3 thick double cream

  • 2 teaspoons 2 soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Dijon mustard


  • Meatballs:
  • In a large bowl, combine the beef and pork. Mix thoroughly to break up any lumps. Add the chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, and egg. Mix well. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Roll the mixture into small meatballs and place on a clean plate. Cover and refrigerate for two hours.
  • In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. Once the pan is heated, gently add the meatballs and brown on all sides.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Place the meatballs in an oven-safe dish and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Cream Sauce:
  • In a skillet or frying pan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter.
  • Whisk in 3 tablespoons of flour and stir continuously for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2/3 cup of vegetable stock and 2/3 cup of beef stock and continue to stir.
  • Add 2/3 cup of double cream, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Bring to a simmer and allow sauce to thicken. Continue to stir.
  • Pour the cream sauce over meatballs and enjoy!

Many cult followers have already made this Ikea classic on Instagram. Feast your eyes on these tasty treats!

Ikea Swedish Meatballs

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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