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One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles – your family will love this swedish inspired family meal.

A friend of mine recently shared one of those viral videos for One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles and I thought WOW! What a great idea!

I love swedish meatballs, it’s such a wonderful winter dinner, and this looked so amazing.

After watching the video though I was really disappointed with the fact that they essentially made spaghetti meatballs and then made some vaguely Swedish sauce to cook the egg noodles in.

It was weird. It was also blatantly a rip off of a Betty Crocker recipe without any credit to Betty Crocker. Lame.

I knew I could do it better, and at least a little more authentic because Worcestershire sauce and parmesan cheese is not Swedish guys. It just is not.

My version though? Amazing.

(I have seen a recipe that even claims that Worcestershire sauce is traditional to this recipe. Please. It’s 100% not unless you are specifically discussing the traditions of Betty Crocker.)

Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles - your family will love this swedish inspired family meal.
Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles - your family will love this swedish inspired family meal.

How to Store One-Pot Swedish Meatballs

To store leftover one-pot swedish meatballs with egg noodles, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last for 3-4 days.

Reheat in the microwave, or over low heat with the lid on and a little broth stirred in to moisten the noodles.

Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles - your family will love this swedish inspired family meal.

About the Ingredients for One-Pot Swedish Meatballs

Breadcrumbs – Use either homemade breadcrumbs or unseasoned store bought crumbs. Italian seasoned breadcrumbs? Are we cooking an Italian dish? No.

Milk – Adds moisture and flavour. Any MF% will do.

Ground Meat – 1/3 beef, 1/3 pork and 1/3 veal is the ideal here but you can go with all or just one.

Onion – Yellow or white onion.

Egg – Binds everything together.

Seasoning – Allspice, salt and pepper is all you need for seasoning.

Oil – Butter will add better flavour but any neutral flavoured oil is fine.

Chicken broth – Sodium reduced is a good idea here and then season with salt to get the right flavour. You could use beef broth instead.

Heavy Cream – Heavy whipping cream is best here to get a thick enough, rich sauce.

Egg Noodles – Broad or extra broad.

Lingonberry Jam – Serve with lingonberry jam.

Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles - your family will love this swedish inspired family meal.

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Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles - your family will love this swedish inspired family meal.

How to Make One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Yields: 6 Servings | Prep time: 10 Mins | Cook time: 28 Mins

Ingredients:
1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk
2 lb ground beef (1/3 beef, 1/3 pork and 1/3 veal is ideal)
1 small onion, grated
1 egg
1⁄4 tsp ground allspice
1⁄8 tsp salt
1⁄4 tsp white pepper
butter or oil
900mL chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
4 cups egg noodles

Directions:

Soak the bread crumbs in the milk in a large bowl for about 10 minutes.

Mix in meat, onion, egg, allspice, salt and pepper until well combined.

Refrigerate for an hour or so, to help firm it up.

Form meatballs smaller than a golf ball, using 1-2 tablespoons of meat per ball.

Heat a large cast iron casserole over medium high heat.

Melt a small amount of butter  or oil in the pan and add some of the meatballs, being sure not to overcrowd them.

Continue to cook until they are evenly brown on all sides then remove each bath to a platter as you fry the next batch.

Once you are done the last batch, add broth, whipping cream and 1 sp salt to the casserole and heat to boiling. Stir in egg noodles and meatballs then reduce heat to a simmer.

Simmer the sauce 15 to 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked and sauce is thickened.

Serve with Wild Lingonberry Sauce. (You can usually find it in the European section at the grocery store or simply stock up at Ikea on your next visit.)

One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles
Yield: 6 Servings

One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles - your family will love this swedish inspired family meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 ⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 lb ground beef, 1/3 beef, 1/3 pork and 1/3 veal is ideal
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 ⁄8 tsp salt
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp white pepper
  • butter or oil
  • 900 mL chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups egg noodles

Instructions

  1. Soak the bread crumbs in the milk in a large bowl for about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix in meat, onion, egg, allspice, salt and pepper until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate for an hour or so, to help firm it up.
  4. Form meatballs smaller than a golf ball, using 1-2 tablespoons of meat per ball.
  5. Heat a large cast iron casserole over medium high heat.
  6. Melt a small amount of butter or oil in the pan and add some of the meatballs, being sure not to overcrowd them.
  7. Continue to cook until they are evenly brown on all sides then remove each bath to a platter as you fry the next batch.
  8. Once you are done the last batch, add broth, whipping cream and 1 sp salt to the casserole and heat to boiling. Stir in egg noodles and meatballs then reduce heat to a simmer.
  9. Simmer the sauce 15 to 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked and sauce is thickened.
  10. Serve with Wild Lingonberry Sauce. (You can usually find it in the European section at the grocery store or simply stock up at Ikea on your next visit.)

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 919Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 4149mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 58g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles - your family will love this swedish inspired family meal.

Tracey

Sunday 8th of April 2018

Made it tonight! I subbed beef broth for the chicken. Added a bit of sour cream at the end to thicken the sauce. It was amazing!!

Kathy

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

When you say 4 c. egg noodles, is that a 12 oz package? I ask because the wide egg noodles will measure differently than regular egg noodles in a measuring cup - I just want to make sure I have the right pasta to liquid balance!

Elizabeth

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Correct.

Elizabeth

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

I used most of a 12 oz package - 4 cups is only 8 oz, I used broad egg noodles.

kathy downey

Saturday 25th of March 2017

I can't wait to try this recipe my family is going to love this !

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Friday 24th of March 2017

I'll definitely be trying this out, sounds like a fabulous recipe to me. Love the meatballs at Ikea so I'm looking forward to trying these, thanks for sharing your recipe :-)

Judy Cowan

Friday 24th of March 2017

Yum, looks like comfort food to me! Adding to the list of recipes to try out.

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