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Easy Baked Swedish Meatballs in white bowl with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauces and parsley on white marble

Easy Baked Swedish Meatballs

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 25-30 Meatballs 1x


These perfectly spiced pork and beef meatballs are drizzled with a homemade gravy and done in less than an hour! Serve with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce for extra yums.


Units Scale

For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced + extra for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Roughly chopped parsley for garnish

For the Gravy

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose, unbleached flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, warmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Coarse salt, ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients for the meatballs together until completely combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into about 25 meatballs, around the size of a heaping tablespoon.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through (temps at 165°F).
  5. While the meatballs are cooking, make the gravy:
  6. Make the gravy: while the meatballs are cooking, melt butter in a medium, non stick sauce pan over medium high heat. Whisk in flour until completely combined. Let cook 2 minutes, whisking frequently. Slowly pour in broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Slowly whisk in warmed whipping cream and nutmeg. Cook 4-5, until gravy reaches desired thickness, whisking frequently. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Remove meatballs from oven. Drizzle with gravy, garnish with parsley, and serve with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce as desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes