The Secret to Perfect Ikea Swedish Meatballs (Revealed)

The Secret to Perfect Ikea Swedish Meatballs (Revealed) – Copycat Recipe

Copycat Ikea Meatballs in a dark brown bowl.

The Secret to Perfect Ikea Swedish Meatballs (Revealed). Are you a fan of Ikea’s Swedish meatballs and wish you could enjoy them from the comfort of your own home? Then, you’re in luck because we’ve got the perfect copycat recipe that’s easy to make and sure to be loved by your family and friends.

These Swedish meatballs are the perfect comfort food, whether you’re looking for a satisfying weeknight dinner or a delicious appetizer to serve at your next party.

They are made with ground beef and a few simple ingredients, these meatballs are not only easy to make but also budget-friendly, so you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy this classic dish.

This recipe is family-friendly and versatile, making it a perfect choice for even the pickiest eaters in your household.

You can serve them with mashed potatoes or egg noodles if you wish.

So, whether you’re a die-hard fan of Ikea’s famous meatballs or just looking for a new go-to recipe for an easy and delicious dinner, give this recipe a try.

See how easy and delicious these Swedish meatballs can be?

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Copycat Ikea Meatballs in a dark brown bowl.

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Copycat Ikea Meatballs in a dark brown bowl.

The Secret to Perfect Ikea Swedish Meatballs (Revealed)

Nesting Lane Indulge
Discover the secret to making perfect Swedish meatballs just like the ones from Ikea with this easy recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Swiss
Servings 4



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and nutmeg. Mix the ingredients well.
  • Shape the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
  • Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet.
  • Add the meatballs to the skillet and brown them on all sides.
  • Remove the meatballs from the pan and set them aside.
  • Drain the drippings from the skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons in the pan.
  • Into the drippings, stir in cream cheese, milk, water, parsley, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and thyme.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes smooth and thickened.
  • Return the meatballs to the skillet.
  • Stir the meatballs to coat them with the sauce.
  • Simmer until the meatballs are heated through.
  • Serve over noodles if desired.


Calories: 514.3kcalCarbohydrates: 7.2gProtein: 27.3gFat: 41.5gSaturated Fat: 17.3gCholesterol: 176.9mgSodium: 788.6mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1.9g
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