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.
Table of contents
- Easy Swedish Meatballs with Noodles
- What You Need To Make These Swedish Meatballs
- What is Swedish meatball sauce made of?
- How to Make Instant Pot Meatballs
- Kitchen Supplies for Swedish Meatballs
- What Pasta to Use For Swedish Meatballs
- What To Serve With Ikea Swedish Meatballs
- Want More Instant Pot Dinner Ideas
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.
What You Need To Make These Swedish Meatballs
- Frozen or Homemade Meatballs
- Olive oil
- Fresh dill
- Beef broth
- Half and half
- Cornstarch and water
- Salt & Pepper
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.
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.