Creamy Swedish meatballs

Creamy Swedish meatballs

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Love meatballs but worry about the fat content? This low-fat version will be a real treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze raw meatballs only
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal236
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.21g
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  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 450g minced pork (or lamb)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 sprigs dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3-4 tbsp soured cream


  1. Mix together the onion, pork, egg yolk and half the dill in a bowl. Lightly wet your hands, then shape the mixture into 12 balls, each about the size of golf ball.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Tip in the meatballs and fry, turning often, for about 12-15 mins until golden all over. Mix together sour cream and remaining dill, then spoon over the meatballs. Serve with mashed potato or tagliatelle.

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Comments (27)

katyrouth's picture

I fry the onion till it's a little brown at the edges first, which ups the flavour slightly. Really unusual and moreish!

I serve these with cranberry jelly, which goes really well...

debellie4's picture

Very easy to make. My 7 year old can make these herself. Always empty plates.

gowri_j's picture

I took the seasoning warnings on board and had a lovely meal. Thanks for the tips!

zempants's picture

Tasted good but a little bland and nice big squeeze of lemon juice added a little extra zing.

karola's picture

I made this dish and had it with mashed potato, but I also had some with rice the next day.
It's a fabulous recipe - quite simply ingredients but lots of taste and very hearty. The dill and cream really makes it special.

theflat's picture

A little extra seasoning needed. Very quick and easy though. I make double the quantity of meatballs and put half in the freezer.

emmasphere's picture

I love this recipe. I've made it with lamb and pork, and yes I agree that a little extra seasoning to the meat is needed. I served it with steamed potato and peas. Yummy!


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