Swedish Meatballs

The Swedish meatballs or  kottbullar are well-known and delicious meatballs that you should try at least once while shopping at Ikea.

I admit that I had only tried them once because I found them a little too spicy I had never had the desire to recreate them at home. During my trip to Stockholm however my desire to try them on the spot was immediate and once tasted I found them to be really delicious so I decided to recreate them at home once I returned to Italy.

Typically Kottbullar is served with mashed potatoes and accompanying sauces, such as redcurrant and is topped with another brown sauce.

Making Swedish meatballs at home is a bit time-consuming if we want to serve them traditionally but we can also stop at the simple dough for meatballs and the brown sauce  the choice is yours So have I persuaded you to try these Ikea meatballs?


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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs recipe

Swedish meatballs are the classic Ikea meatballs, with that delectable sauce and always served with mashed potatoes and jam This is how they do it:

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 150 gr of veal
  • 150 gr of pork
  • 1 potato
  • 50 gr of bread
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard
  • 1 spring onion
  • parsley
  • sale
  • farina 00
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • butter
  • 1 level tablespoon of plain flour
  • 40 gr of salted butter
  • 250 ml of meat broth


    1. Begin making the accompanying currant sauce. The recipe can be found by clicking here.
    2. Then proceed to the meatball mixture. Put the two types of meat, the egg, and then boiled and mashed potato in a mixing bowl.
    3. Then add the softened bread, chopped parsley, chopped spring onion, mustard, and salt.
    4. Mix the dough and roll it into small balls which you will then roll in flour.
    5. Melt a knob of butter in the oil in a pan, then fry the meatballs
    6. In a saucepan over medium heat combine the flour and salted butter to make the sauce.
    7. Mix in the hot broth and set aside to thicken.
    8. Your Swedish meatballs are finished and ready to serve with the prepared sauces and mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 253Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 93mgSodium 182mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 18g
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