Swedish Meatballs with Noodles

Swedish Meatballs with Noodles
Makes:
10
Prep Time:
12
minutes
Total Time:
32
minutes
based on 119 reviews
20

Dietary Considerations:

Low Calorie
Meatballs and ribbon noodles are a quintessential Swedish dish. Moistened with evaporated milk and seasoned with dill, these tender and aromatic meatballs are the perfect partner for luscious noodles and gravy. This is great for both family gatherings or casual entertaining.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • MEATBALLS
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • GRAVY
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 cups (1 lb.) dry noodles, cooked and drained

Directions:

FOR MEATBALLS
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F.

MIX all meatball ingredients lightly but thoroughly in medium bowl. Shape into 2-inch balls. Place in jelly-roll pan.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain; reserve fat drippings. Keep meatballs warm.

FOR GRAVY
COMBINE
1/2 cup fat drippings from meatballs (adding vegetable oil to make 1/2 cup) and flour in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth, evaporated milk, dill and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Add meatballs to sauce; stir. Serve over noodles.


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LISA BRIGHT from POTTS CAMP, MS

This recipe was quick and easy, my family at it ok. Next time I will probaly add some bell pepper to the meatballs to add flavor.

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    tasty meatballs

    marilyn meek from Trenton, MO

    the meatballs were very tasty,when the gravy was made I added some sour cream to it and served it all over hot,cooked,drained noodles. My husband and two grandchildren really ate them up.

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    very good

    jodi mercier from Lincoln Park, MI

    This was a very good take on swedish meatballs. my family (have a 5 and 7 year old) loved them.

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    meatballs great

    Patricia Coe from Meridian, MS

    I'm not good at making gravy from scratch, so, I just made the meatballs. I used already prepared gravy and rice instead of noodles. Very good!

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    Tasty

    Elle S from Richmond, VA

    My family loved them :) will definitely do them again!

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    very good

    sheri farrell from palatka, FL

    the meatballs were excellent as soon as I made them they were gone. they were supposed to be for a b-day party but they didnt make it.. ha ha. the sauce was nasty though... we just had the meatballs

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    Okay recipe

    prisilla Sheldon from New Kensington, PA

    My sauce turned out a little bit runny. The meat balls had good flavor though and do hold together very well.

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    Very good

    Kimberly Roberts from JONESBORO, AR

    These came out very well. They held together well, which is always a plus.

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    Tasty Swedish Meatball

    PAT WUESTENBERG from WATERTOWN, WI

    This is the best tasting recipe i've made for swedish meatballs. Easy to make and the gravy was very creamy. My family loved this. I'll make this again.

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    To Good for Words!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mallory Mathias from CROWN POINT, IN

    This dish was so good that no one spoken during dinner. My family was to busy stuffing their faces. I plan on sharing this recipe with family

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    So good!

    Lori Hummel from COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA

    This recipe is so hearty and tasty. The flavor of both the meatballs and the gravy is very good. Even my somewhat picky son enjoyed this recipe and asked me to make it again.

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    My picker eater loved this!

    Karna Atkinson from Copperas Cove, TX

    I am thrilled to find a recipe that my picky 5 year old told me to please make again! I did add some garlic salt to the sauce to give it a little more flavor. It was great!

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    Swedish Meatballs

    Bill Heflin from AUMSVILLE, OR

    This recipe is GREAT! I have tried many recipes and this one was by far the most excellent yet simple of them all. Last night, my wife wanted me to cook Swedish meatballs. This was at about 8:30 PM and I used dehydrated onion flakes instead of the onion, and the dish tasted as good as the first time! We make our meatballs about 1" in size, doubled the gravy, and we ate at 9:30 PM, and have some left over for lunch today.

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    I guess I'm alone...

    K Laster from Westford, MA

    ...in that I didn't like these. The meatballs were pretty good but the gravy was much too bland, didn't do it for me or my family.

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    Swedish Meatballs

    ERIS BLANTON from WATERTOWN, NY

    Its very easy, and a wonderful dish. We enjoyed eating this.

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    Kids gobbled this up!!

    Rane Williams from Crystal River, FL

    I tend to shy away from making these due to the time it usually takes..with 3 little ones they are immediately hungry and this recipe was easy, fast,and delicious!! kids even came back for seconds..wasn;t sure about the dill when i first read recipe but it was wonderful!!

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    Big Hit!

    Vicki Green from RENO, NV

    My husband's favorite dinner is swedish meatballs, I'm so glad I found the recipe. Tastes so much better homemade rather than from a package.

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    Very Good

    Brenda Brooks from GREENBELT, MD

    I make this aleast twice a year. I sometime used ground turkey inplaced of ground beef. I like the nutmeg in this.

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    Swedish meatballs

    Donna Alexander from WATERFORD, MI

    I tried this recipe last night for a small dinner party. they were easy to make and really tasty my girlfriend took the recipe with her, everyone loved them, the addition of the dill really made a difference... thank you so much you made my night a sucess

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    Swedish Meatballs...yum!

    Christine Beliveau from Lauderdale Lakes, FL

    While visiting my son and his family last week, I helped my Daughter-in-law make this recipe. It was a HIT! She was so proud of herself, only TOO happy I had VeryBestBaking.com to refer her to. She's hooked!

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    Excellent Meal

    Helen Lane from WATERLOO, IL

    I made this last night for dinner, and my husband who works outside all day, came in wet and cold from the snowy miserable day to such a wonderful tasty warming meal. Thanks Very Best Baking.com. You make my life easier. So easy to make, so delicious. Will definately add to our repretoire.

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    Swedish Meatballs

    Joanne Kapp from IDAHO FALLS, ID

    I made these last year for Super Bowl Sunday and I lost the recipe. Everyone enjoyed them so much and I wanted to make them again. I was relieved to find the recipe still posted.

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    Nice and easy

    Timothy Riley from BEACH PARK, IL

    It was a very nice and esay recìpe so I stored it im my recipe box. I also found the need to leave out the dill, and the nutmeg. I added some other southern spices to make a little more spicy. Thanks for the recipe

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    Great Holiday Dish

    PAM HAMER from BIXBY, OK

    This was a relative easy recipe and tasted great. I made the meatballs ahead of time and on Christmas put everything together in the crock pot. We snacked all day long.

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    Swedish Meatballs

    SHERRY HEIDORN from SAINT CLAIR, MO

    I made these for New Year's Eve and took them to a party where we stayed overnight. Everyone of us loved them. They were delicious and easy to make.

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    Swedish Meatballs

    JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

    This is a quick & easy recipe to make on short notice. I made them last night but had ran out of bread so I used stuffing instead & they turned out fine.

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    Swedish Meatballs

    Debbie Criswell from BROWNS VALLEY, CA

    I made this for my husband for dinner one night, he loved it. This is easy and very tasty. I served the meatballs over brown rice.

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    swedish meatballs.

    SANDY MILNE from WINIPEG, MB

    Excellent...will certainly make again. wouldn't change a thing!

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    Swedish Meatballs

    Brenda Jenkins from WALDRON, MI

    This was easy and very tasty. Will make it again.

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    SWEDISH MEATBALLS

    LYNNE KRIEGER from YACOLT, WA

    BEING SWEDISH MYSELF. I LOVE SWEDISH MEAT BALLS. EVEN MY HUSBAND LOVED THEM AND USUALLY DOESN'T LIKE MEATBALLS. EXCELLENT RECIPE GREAT ALSO WITH DRAINED CRUSHED PINEAPPLE AND CHOPPED BELL PEPPERS AND GRATED CARROT. OMIT THE DILL.

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    Swedish Meatballs

    Deborah West from MANVILLE, NJ

    The sauce is a bit different with the dill as opposed to nutmeg, but put a nice slant on an old recipe. If you're watching your carbs (like me)noodles can be ommitted or lower carb pasta may be used. There are some new name brands making great lo-carb pasta now, so you can skip the stiff soy pasta which is awful! =o( These also make great appetizers served with colorful toothpicks in them!

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    Sweedish Meatballs

    Jennifer Senecker from Pocatello, Idaho

    This was a hit with my family. I've got picky eaters here and they loved it! I served it over noodles and I think it will go over good with potatoes too. I'll make it again!

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    swedish meatballs

    amy robin from summerville, SC

    easy to make and tastes great! my husband loved it!

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    swedish meatballs

    mary papini from BRONX, NY

    It is a different take on swedish meatballs. The added gravy makes it delicious.

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    Swedish meatballs

    Laura Arellano from LAREDO, TX

    I had to leave out a couple of ingredients I did not have on hand (dill and dry milk), but it came out pretty good. My 4 year old, who claims to be "allergic to meatballs" even ate them (now its just the meatballs from her school cafeteria)!! Will definitely make it again. Thanks!

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    Swedish Meatballs

    Helen Madison from LEBANON, MO

    I made these and although they were very delicious, they were a bit rich. I served them over rice as I didn't have any noodles in the house, and don't believe in running to the store for just one item, but to make due with whats on hand. But I will make them again sometime, as my husband enjoyed them.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful Meatballs

    Annette Witherspoon from GEORGETOWN, TX

    These turned out great. I was wondering about the nutmeg but I went ahead & tried it. It makes for a different meatball.

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    Great Meatlballs

    Jennifer Hoodjer from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

    I made this recipe last night. The meatballs are excellent, great flavor. The sauce leaves a lot to be desired, though. I will make it again, but try to liven up the sauce with salt and a few other spices.

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    A nice change for dinner.

    Beth Tyson from ALTAMONT, NY

    This recipe was easy to prepare. I am not a very good cook, but this turned out good. I left out the dill and the nutmeg because we are very finicky eaters here. I even was able to get my 3 year old to eat seconds!

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    They're greatttt

    JAYNE BEFORT from WEST PALM BEACH, FL

    We have traveled a lot during our marriage. I had a recipe for Swedish meatballs, but it was lost during one of our moves. I saw this recipe and decided to give it a try. The meatballs were terrific. The gravy was very smooth and creamy. We thought this recipe was absolutely delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Great Appetizer

    Ms. Blaschuk from FARMINGDALE, NY

    We celebrated my father-in-law's 80th birthday yesterday and I made these as appetizers. I was not sure about putting nutmeg in with meatballs but I tried it any way and it added an interesting flavor that we all liked. These were pretty much a smash hit as almost ALL were gobbled up!

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    Taste of Sweeden

    Lorie Ogden from LAND O LAKES, FL

    This makes a very tasty dish. The best part is that it is easy and quick.

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    Moist Swedish Meatballs

    Mrs. Gene Register from Albert Lea, MN

    These were good! They were moist but stayed intact. They were great served over mashed potatoes and noodles! Very easy to make!

  •  Star(s)

    Good, but very mild

    Stephanie Laniewski from Irondequoit, NY

    My husband and I had swedish meatballs for the first time over the holidays and really liked them, so I wanted to try them at home. I omitted the dill because my husband does not care for it. I used 90% lean ground beef, and did not have many drippings to use for the gravy. As a result, I found the sauce to be somewhat bland. In the future, I may add some beef bouillon to perk up the flavor if I don't have any drippings. Overall, the recipe was good, with a mild flavor. Kids would probably enjoy this dish as well.

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    Very good

    ANITA KOESTER from TOLEDO, OH

    I made these the other day for dinner; I didn't have a couple of the ingredients, but you can make them with what you have on hand. My husband loved it. I'll keep this in my recipe rotation; really quick and easy.

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    Swedish Meatballs

    Theresa Gilbert from OSWEGO, NY

    Absolutely loved this recipe!

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    Where'd you find my Momma's recipe?

    Sue Johnson from ROCHESTER, NY

    Hi! Thank you for sharing this recipe with me,it was fantastic! As I went along and added ingredients,I had this familiar feeling and by the time I was done I realized that this was exactly like my Mom's recipe. Ok, there were slight variances but I'll bet your great grandma and mine knew each other! LOL...thanks for the memories...

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    Very good

    G Wolfe from Barefoot Bay, FL

    Very good and easy to prepare too.

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    Dinner

    Wanda Barrett from OAKHURST, CA

    We had the Swedish meatballs for a potluck dinner they were good and everybody enjoyed them and said they would make them again.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy

    LISA BRIGHT from POTTS CAMP, MS

    This recipe was quick and easy, my family at it ok. Next time I will probaly add some bell pepper to the meatballs to add flavor.

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    swedish meatballs

    d kustka from QUINCY, MA

    1st time I ever made swedish meatballs. The recipe was very easy to make and tasted great. I will be using this recipe ofter.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10 

  • Calories: 387
  • Calories from Fat: 238
  • Total Fat: 26.4g (41% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 11.1g (56% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 109mg (36% of DV)
  • Sodium: 640mg (26% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .6g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 1.2g
  • Protein: 20.3g
  • Vitamin A: 3% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 9% of DV
  • Calcium: 17% of DV
  • Iron: 26% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Swedish Meatballs with Noodles

Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • GRAVY
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 cups (1 lb.) dry noodles, cooked and drained

 

Directions

FOR MEATBALLS
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F.

MIX all meatball ingredients lightly but thoroughly in medium bowl. Shape into 2-inch balls. Place in jelly-roll pan.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain; reserve fat drippings. Keep meatballs warm.

FOR GRAVY
COMBINE
1/2 cup fat drippings from meatballs (adding vegetable oil to make 1/2 cup) and flour in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth, evaporated milk, dill and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Add meatballs to sauce; stir. Serve over noodles.

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