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Copycat IKEA™ Swedish Meatballs

Copycat IKEA™ Swedish Meatballs
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
There’s no need to get lost at your local IKEA™ to enjoy the taste of their infamous Swedish meatballs. Our copycat IKEA™ meatball recipe comes with picture instructions too, plus it’s way easier to put together than a shelf (promise).
By Buns In My Oven
Updated November 27, 2019

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs frozen, fully cooked meatballs
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

Steps

  • 1
    Toss frozen meatballs with allspice and place on rimmed baking sheet. Cook meatballs in oven according to package directions.
  • 2
    While meatballs are cooking, prepare gravy. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Whisk in beef broth and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.
  • 3
    Spoon gravy over cooked meatballs and top with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Serve these meatballs just like they do at IKEA™ by pairing them with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam for an authentic experience.
  • If you’re serving these IKEA™ meatballs as an appetizer, you can keep them warm by storing them in a covered slow cooker, setting the temperature to WARM or LOW.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
360
Total Fat
40g
62%
Saturated Fat
17g
85%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
250mg
83%
Sodium
1620mg
68%
Potassium
790mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
6g
Protein
48g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • You know how sometimes you really need to chow down on some Swedish meatballs, but you also know that if you step foot in IKEA™ you might never make it out without blowing your whole paycheck? We have the solution for you. Avoid the crowds, carts and impossible-to-pronounce products. With this copycat IKEA™ meatballs recipe, you can satisfy your craving at home and call it good. If you love a good meatball, be sure to check out our other recipes that all start with a bag of frozen meatballs.
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