January 23, 2024

Homemade Swedish Meatballs


For making meatballs, use about one pound of ground meat, which should give you around 30 one-inch meatballs. Aim for 5 or 6 meatballs per main course serving.



  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 egg
  • ½ of an onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5-6 slices of bread, in crumbs


  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can of milk


  1. Combine meatball ingredients together well.
  2. Roll into balls with about 1” diameter.
  3. Fry in a pan with minimal oil until meatballs are browned all over.

Wondering what sides to pair with Swedish meatballs?

Popular choices include egg noodles or mashed potatoes. It’s a great chance to add a fresh twist to your meal – consider a crisp green salad or steamed veggies.

Can you freeze Swedish meatballs?

Absolutely! Freeze them for up to 3 months. Just separate the meatballs and sauce into freezer-safe containers. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating, and you might need to add a bit of water to thin the sauce.

To prevent meatballs from sticking together in the freezer, place the cooled or uncooked meatballs on a parchment-lined tray. Once frozen, layer them between parchment sheets in an airtight container until you’re ready to use them.

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Homemade Swedish meatballs served with mashed potatoes and crisp green beans, all smothered in gravy