Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs

These delicious Swedish meatballs are always a hit with my family! They are lighter than most recipes but still have all the flavor.

Swedish meatballs

My family loves these Swedish meatballs. They are so tender and aromatic and much lighter than traditional recipes out there. And let’s not forget the sauce! The creamy sauce really makes the dish.

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While most Swedish meatball recipes require a mix of pork and beef, I use half beef and half turkey to make it easier. This mixture gives them a wonderfully powerful taste with fewer calories. I don’t use cream either – instead, I use low-fat cream cheese to make the sauce creamy.

Preparation of Swedish meatballs:

First fry the onion, garlic, celery, and parsley to improve their flavors. Then add this vegetable to the other meatball ingredients: ground beef, ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and allspice and mix together. Form the mixture into 16 meatballs.

Next, it’s time to cook the meatballs. Bring the broth to a boil, add the meatballs, reduce the heat and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Once cooked through, use a slotted spoon to remove the meatballs and set them aside.

To prepare the Swedish meatball sauce strain the broth and place it with the cream cheese in a blender. Once the sauce is smooth, put it back in the pan with the meatballs and cook uncovered at medium height until the sauce thickens.

What is served with Swedish meatballs

We usually serve these meatballs with noodles, roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes. I use roasted cauliflower or cauliflower porridge when I go low carb. I also served them over cabbage noodles, which are basically sauteed, minced cabbage.

If you have leftovers, you can freeze the meatballs and sauce in a freezer-proof container for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before warming up.

Swedish meatballs

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Swedish meatballs

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 [1945921] Minutes

My family loves these Swedish meatballs. They are so tender and aromatic and much lighter than traditional recipes out there. And let’s not forget the sauce! The creamy sauce really makes the dish.

1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion chopped

1 clove garlic chopped

1 Celery stem chopped

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/2 pound 93% lean turkey 1/2 pound 95% lean ground beef

1 large egg

1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs or gluten-free crumbs

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 coffee spoon black pepper

1/2 coffee spoon allspice

2 Becher reduced-sodium beef broth

3 ounces reduced-fat cream

cheese chopped parsley for garnish


In a large nonstick frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onions and garlic. Fry for about 4-5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add celery and parsley and cook until soft, about 3-4 more minutes. Set aside to cool.

Mix the beef, turkey, egg, onion mixture, breadcrumbs, ¼ teaspoon of salt, pepper, and allspice in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into 16 meatballs.

Put beef stock in the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly drop the meatballs into the broth. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes until cooked through.

Meanwhile, in a second large, heavy pan, heat the remaining oil over medium to high heat. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and black pepper, season to taste and sear for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is soft and brown.

Remove the meatballs with a slotted spoon and set aside a serving plate. Strain the broth, put it in a blender with cream cheese and stir until smooth. Return to the pan with the meatballs and cook

This results in 22 meatballs, nutritional information based on 5 meatballs with sauce.

5 Meatballs Calories: 213 kcal Carbohydrates: 8.5 g Protein: 25 g Fat: 10 g Sodium: 346 mg Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 2 g

Blue Smart Points: 7

Green Smart Points: 8

Purple Smart Points: 7

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Posted January 27, 2020 by Gina

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