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Easy Swedish Meatballs with Noodles

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Dress up frozen meatballs or make homemade with this Swedish meatballs Instant Pot recipe. An easy Swedish meatballs with noodles that screams comfort food with every bite.

This is very similar to the Ikea Swedish meatballs recipe you all know and love. This is a meatball with gravy and tender perfectly cooked pasta. Whip this up in no time, and have an affordable dinner to serve the family.

easy Swedish meatballs

Easy Swedish Meatballs with Noodles

Now, if you don't want to use frozen meatballs, go right ahead and make homemade meatballs. Either way, this easy Swedish meatballs, and gravy will win over a crowd.

easy Swedish meatball ingredients

What You Need To Make These Swedish Meatballs

  • Frozen or Homemade Meatballs
  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Fresh dill
  • Beef broth
  • Half and half
  • Cornstarch and water
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parsley

What is Swedish meatball sauce made of?

Half and half and beef stock join forces and then add in seasoning and such help give this homemade sauce the rich flavor. Now you use cornstarch and water to thicken your meatball sauce.

How to Make Instant Pot Meatballs

  • Mix up the meatball ingredients in a bowl.
  • Use a scoop to make evenly uniformed meatballs.
  • Place aluminum foil on your trivet and add water to the bottom of the pot.
  • Stack your meatballs as directed in the printable recipe card below.
  • Cook high pressure 7 minutes, with a quick release.

Kitchen Supplies for Swedish Meatballs

  • Set of 3 scoops | This set of kitchen scoops does double duty. Or triple. It comes with three sizes of scoops, so you have the perfect size scoop to use for meatballs, cookies, ice cream and more.
  • Hand-held mixer | This KitchenAid hand-held mixer is long-lasting and highly rated. When investing in a small appliance for the kitchen, it is important to get a quality product that will work for the long term. My KitchenAid products have never failed me.
  • Large glass mixing bowl | This is a set of 3 Pyrex mixing bowls. Pyrex is versatile and if you have a smaller kitchen with limited storage, versatile products are the best.
  • Tall trivet | Instant Pots come with a standard trivet. This trivet is different. This is a tall trivet that allows you to set a dish in the pot up high for pot-in-pot cooking. With this trivet, it's much easier to lift dishes out of the inner pot.
  • Meatball maker | For those of you who don't want to get your hands meaty with scooping balls of meat, try this meatball maker. Load up the meatball mixture and close the lid, meatballs are packed in and formed in uniform perfection.
  • Now you want to remove the meatballs, then turn the sauté feature on.
  • Add in oil and onions and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in dill and stock, scrape the bottom to remove any stuck-on bits.
  • Mix your cornstarch and water together to make a slurry. Add in the Instant Pot along with half and half and seasoning.
  • Cook 3 minutes on sauté mode to thicken. Hit cancel.
  • Add in pasta, stir, and seal the lid for 7 minutes. Don't set to to pressure cook, just let the heat that is already there cook the pasta up.
  • Stir in your meatballs to to heat them back up and then serve.
forkful of easy Swedish meatballs with noodles

What Pasta to Use For Swedish Meatballs

I love using a dry egg noodle. I don't see why you couldn't swap out the pasta with a different kind if you don't have any egg noodles on hand.

Granted the flavor will change a bit, but either way, it will still soak up that creamy and rich meatball sauce.

What To Serve With Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Feel free to pair your meatballs with a side of vegetables, salad, or even some bread and butter. The bread is great for slathering up any leftover sauce on your plate.

This can be a meal in one or you can pair with any of your favorite side dishes.

Want More Instant Pot Dinner Ideas

  • Chili Con Carne | This is a meaty chili that has no beans in it. Top hot dogs, serve with rice or pasta or eat alone. Either way, this dinner is hearty.
  • Chicken Thighs and Potatoes | If you enjoy chicken, here is a great way to cook up your chicken thighs. Pairs well with the potatoes for a meal in one.
  • Hawaiian Chicken | Dive into this Hawaiian chicken. Sweet and savory in every single bite.

Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Easy Swedish Meatballs with Noodles

Easy Swedish Meatballs with Noodles

This is a ground turkey easy Swedish Meatballs recipe that is combined with a rich and creamy beef stock based sauce. Add in egg noodles to this frugal family dinner recipe and serve it with a vegetable on the side. Your weeknight one pot dinner is done.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 12 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the Swedish meatball ingredients (except the cup of water) for your meatballs. Mix the meat with hands or with a hand-held mixer.
  2. Use a 1-inch or 1 1/2-inch scoop to make uniform meatballs.  
  3. Place aluminum foil on your instant pot trivet.
  4. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your instant pot. Lower the trivet into the pot and add meatballs to the trivet. Either stack the meatballs, or add in a tall trivet (lined with foil) to the pot and add a layer of meatballs to that trivet.
  5. Close the Instant Pot and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Set cooking time to high pressure for seven minutes.
  6. When the pressure cooking time finishes, do a quick pressure release and remove the meatballs. Set aside.
  7. Press cancel on the Instant Pot, and then push the sauté mode button.
  8. When the Instant Pot is hot, it's time to make the Swedish meatball gravy. Add in the olive oil for the meatball sauce. Then, add in the diced onions and sauté them for about 3 to 4 minutes to soften onions.
  9. Add the fresh dill and cook dill and onions together for about one minute more.
  10. Add beef stock to the Instant Pot. Stir.
  11. In a separate bowl mix together cornstarch and water to make a slurry to thicken the meatball gravy. Once that is fully mixed, slowly stir it into the mixture in the Instant Pot.
  12. Add in the half-and-half and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for another three minutes on sauté mode to allow everything to thicken. Hit cancel.
  13. Add in 8 ounces of egg noodles. Stir into the sauce. Close the Instant Pot lid for 7 minutes. Don't set to to pressure cook, just let the heat that is already there cook the pasta up.
  14. Add the meatballs in and stir to heat. Turn back on sauté mode if needed to reheat the meatballs.
  15. Top with fresh parsley.

Notes

  • If you want to make extra frozen Swedish meatballs Instant Pot ready, go ahead and cook up the meatballs and then flash freeze them on a baking sheet before adding to a freezer-safe bag or dish. This is a great way to double a batch of Instant Pot Swedish meatballs and do a make-ahead meal at the same time.
  • Make Swedish Meatball Gravy without the pasta simply by leaving out the pasta from this recipe. You can make mashed potatoes or rice and top those with Instant Pot meatballs and gravy.
  • Want to skip a step for this Ikea Swedish meatballs recipe? If you have an Ikea nearby, they have frozen meatballs for sale there. Whip up this sauce to go along with them, and you've saved a little time in your dinner prep!

FAQs:

  • Can my dog have Swedish Meatballs? Although meat is an important part of your pet's diet, this recipe includes many ingredients that are not healthy for your dog. Preferably prepare some meatballs separate from yours, which do not include garlic, onions, or spices and so you can spoil your dear four-legged friend.
  • Can my cat have Swedish Meatballs? Like dogs, the diet of cats is based mainly on foods high in protein. However, this meatball recipe includes many other things besides precious meat for your cat. It is best if you prepare meatballs separate from yours, which do not include garlic, onion or strong seasonings, or spicy ingredients that can harm your furry friend.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 455Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 136mgSodium 1064mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 28g

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