Whether you're cooking for a large group or craving a comforting meal for two, this quick and easy one-pot swedish meatball pasta is sure to become a favorite. Loaded with Swedish-style meatballs, silky egg noodles, and a creamy sauce, you can serve up this crowd-pleasing dish in just 30 minutes!
This one pot swedish meatball pasta is so easy-to-make, it’s perfect for a quick and comforting weeknight dinner, especially if you have company coming! I’ve made it for our weekly puzzle night with the girls and it's been an absolute hit every time → with the adults AND the toddler! Win win right there 💅🏻.
Why You'll Love It
If you've been following me for any length of time, I think you'll know what I'm about to say...We've got ourselves a one 🙌🏻 pot 🙌🏻 wonder 🙌🏻! I LOVE me a one pot meal and this recipe doesn't disappoint!
Not only is my one pot swedish meatball pasta done in one pot, on the stove with hardly any prep...It's ready to serve in 30 minutes. Yup! Just 30 minutes from start to finish!
What You'll Need
For the perfect batch of one pot swedish meatball pasta, you'll need a few pantry and fridge staples:
- 1 lb swedish meatballs - Can't have meatball pasta without them!
- Olive oil AND butter - Before you say anything, yes I know. Before you ask, yes you’ll want both.
- Mirepoix - Some yellow onion, a little celery, and a couple carrots.
- Garlic - Extra yums.
- Chicken broth - I always prefer organic and low sodium but you do you!
- Skim milk - Honestly you can use whole milk or nonfat milk, whatever you have is fine.
- A splash of white wine - I used a dry chardonnay (what I had on the wine shelf). You can sub with white wine vinegar or a white cooking wine.
- Half a pound of egg noodles - I used the extra wide variety.
- Salt and pepper to your heart's content.
Tips and Tricks
- If you are making your swedish meatballs from scratch, make sure to fully cook them before adding to the pasta. This will ensure that they are safe to eat!
- Feel free to use any type of pasta you have on hand, but egg noodles are the most traditional and my personal fave for this dish. Stick to a shorter style pasta if possible, and adjust your cooking time accordingly to make sure it’s cooked through to al dente.
- Want to save even more time? Grab one of those frozen bags of mirepoix and use that in place of the onion, carrot, and celery. Absolutely NO judgement here if you do! I myself have four of them in my freezer at this very moment.
FAQs About This Recipe
YES! I cannot stress this enough. The meatballs are not cooked separately for this dish so they must be cooked prior to using them in this recipe. I repeat, do NOT use raw meatballs.
Yes, you can use frozen meatballs instead of making them from scratch. In fact, feel free! As I said above, they just need to be cooked before using them. I've definitely used a bag of frozen Ikea meatballs before in a pinch and they were *chef's kiss*. You don't even have to thaw them before adding them to the dish!
Absolutely. Whether you're a vegetarian or just not in the mood for meat, swap out the meatballs for your favorite meatless option. The Ikea veggie balls & Ikea vegan plant balls are an excellent alternative! However, if you want a truly vegetarian dish, make sure to replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.
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