Carnation® Swedish Meatballs

Carnation® Swedish Meatballs

47 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  Nestle® Carnation®

“Meatballs and ribbon noodles are a quintessential Swedish dish”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.


Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. FOR MEATBALLS: PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. MIX all meatball ingredients lightly but thoroughly in medium bowl. Shape into 2-inch balls. Place in jelly-roll pan.
  2. BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain; reserve fat drippings. Keep meatballs warm.
  3. 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.

Share It

Reviews (47)

Rate This Recipe
Valerie's Kitchen

Valerie's Kitchen

I used frozen swedish meatballs but did make the sauce with the following changes. I did not use any meat drippings. Melted 1/2 stick of butter in a pan and added just a bit more than 1/4 cup flour. After adding the rest of the ingredients I also added a bit of onion powder, a bit more dill than called for and a tsp. of salt. This was perfect swedish meatball gravy! Yummy. Everybody liked it.

Susie Hansen

Susie Hansen

My husband's grandfather is always talking about a meatball dish that his late wife used to make that was a family favorite. I searched several websites and many recipes before finding this one. It was a hit on the first try. Now we have Mimi's secret meatball recipe. We all loved it. It was delicious and a lot easier to make than I thought it would be. It has now become one of our family favorites. Thanks Susie

Robbie Rice

Robbie Rice

Made my own meatballs, but started off with their sauce recipe. Had to make some additions: 1 Tbls. Wocestershire sauce, 1 tsp. garlic salt, and 1 Tbls. parsley. Substituted 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg for the dill (nutmeg is the original flavor of Swedish Meatballs). I also added 8 oz. fresh sliced mushrooms. It was very good with the changes.

More Reviews

Similar Recipes


Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 387 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 631 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



previous recipe:


next recipe: