Swedish Meatballs With Creamy White Sauce Recipe

swedish meatballs
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 portions (4 servings)

Traditional Swedish meatballs are made with a creamy sauce prepared with cream, sour cream, and butter. While this sauce is exponentially healthier and lower in both fat and cholesterol, it is unbelievably rich in flavor and texture. The meatballs can be prepared up to one day in advance or frozen for up to a month, but the sauce is best enjoyed right after it is made.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup onion (
  • finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil (divided)
  • 1 1/4 cup soy yogurt (divided)
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tbsp. and 1 tsp. salt (divided)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup
  • soymilk
  • Garnish:
  • parsley

How to Make It

  1. Make the meatballs. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the onion, 1 tablespoon oil, ¾ cup of the soy yogurt, bread crumbs and ground beef until well mixed. Add the eggs, salt (2 tablespoons), and pepper, stirring until the mixture just holds together. Using your hands, form the meat mixture into 1 to 2” balls.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Cook the meatballs, rotating them every minute or so until they are browned and cooked through. Set the meatballs on a plate and cover with foil while preparing the sauce.
  1. Make the sauce. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the flour, the remaining ½ cup soy yogurt, soymilk and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Heat to desired temperature and consistency. Ladle the sauce over the meatballs, garnish with parsley and serve hot.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 896
Total Fat 46 g
Saturated Fat 15 g
Unsaturated Fat 22 g
Cholesterol 316 mg
Sodium 4,284 mg
Carbohydrates 39 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 77 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)