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Homemade Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles Recipe for Two

Homemade Swedish Meatballs with Egg noodles topped with green onion

These Homemade Swedish Meatballs are tender, soft, and juicy, nestled on a bed of egg noodles and smothered in creamy savory brown gravy!

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The meatballs get their distinctive flavor from a bit of ground nutmeg and allspice. Use ground chicken or turkey as an alternative to the ground beef.

This small batch recipe makes a perfect lunch or romantic date night dinner for two.

How to make the best Homemade Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles:

Cook the egg noodles according to the package directions.

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At the same time, dice the onion small on a cutting board. Click for a cutting board.

In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Click for a medium skillet.

Add the onions and allow them to soften and become translucent, about 3 – 5 minutes. Remove to a bowl and allow them to cool.

diced onion cooking in a skillet for swedish meatballs

Tear or cut the bread into small pieces.

In a medium bowl, pour the milk over the bread and mix together. Let soak for about 5 minutes.

cubed bread and milk in a mixing bowl

To the bread mixture add, the ground beef, egg, salt, pepper, nutmeg, ground allspice, and garlic powder and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix the meat as it will result in tough meatballs.

ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, allspice, and garlic powder in a bowl

Shape the ground beef mixture into 8 – 10 equal sized meatballs.

8 uncooked meatballs on wax paper

In the same medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter along with the oil over medium heat.

Add the meatballs to the skillet and cook for 6 – 9 minutes, turning every couple of minutes to ensure even browning. Remove to a plate.

eight meatballs cooking in a skillet

Place the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter into the skillet on medium low heat.

Sprinkle the flour in and whisk for 1 – 2 minutes or until it turns golden brown.

Slowly pour the beef broth in while whisking.

Add the cooked onions to the skillet and stir to combine.

beef broth and onion gravy cooking in a skillet

Lower the heat and whisk in the sour cream until combined completely.

Whisk in the mustard and Worcestershire sauce.

swedish meatball gravy cooking in a skillet

Let it come to a gentle simmer and allow the sauce to thicken for 6 – 10 minutes, or until it reaches the desired consistency.

Add the meatballs back in when there are 4 minutes left.

swedish meatballs cooking in gravy

Serve on top of the egg noodles.

Top with fresh parsley or chopped green onions if desired.

Homemade Swedish Meatballs with Egg noodles Recipe for Two

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Yield: 2 servings

Homemade Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Homemade Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles

These Homemade Swedish Meatballs are tender, soft, and juicy, nestled on a bed of egg noodles and smothered in creamy savory brown gravy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups egg noodles (uncooked)
  • 1/3 small onion
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1/8 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh parsley or green onion for garnish

Instructions

How to make the best Swedish meatballs:

  1. Cook the egg noodles according to the package directions.
  2. At the same time, dice the onion small on a cutting board. Click for a cutting board.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Click for a medium skillet.
  4. Add the onions and allow them to soften and become translucent, about 3 - 5 minutes. Remove to a bowl and allow them to cool.
  5. Tear or cut the bread into small pieces.
  6. In a medium bowl, pour the milk over the bread and mix together. Let soak for about 5 minutes.
  7. To the bread mixture add, the ground beef, egg, salt, pepper, nutmeg, ground allspice, and garlic powder and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix the meat as it will result in tough meatballs.
  8. Shape the ground beef mixture into 8 - 10 equal sized meatballs.
  9. In the same medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter along with the oil over medium heat.
  10. Add the meatballs to the skillet and cook for 6 - 9 minutes, turning every couple of minutes to ensure even browning. Remove to a plate.
  11. Place the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter into the skillet on medium low heat.
  12. Sprinkle the flour in and whisk for 1 - 2 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  13. Slowly pour the beef broth in while whisking.
  14. Add the cooked onions to the skillet and stir to combine.
  15. Lower the heat and whisk in the sour cream until combined completely.
  16. Whisk in the mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  17. Let it come to a gentle simmer and allow the sauce to thicken for 6 - 10 minutes, or until it reaches the desired consistency.
  18. Add the meatballs back in when there are 4 minutes left.
  19. Serve on top of the egg noodles.
  20. Top with fresh parsley or chopped green onions if desired.

Notes

  • Use ground chicken or turkey as an alternative to the ground beef.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 602 Saturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 238mg Sodium: 909mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 37g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    cakespy
    April 5, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Perfect! Love this cozy and flavorful recipe without too many leftovers!

  • Reply
    Charlene
    April 7, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Your recipes and this site are just awesome. Thank you for food for 2. It’s the only site I have found that does this. I give this site a 10

    • Reply
      Zona
      April 7, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Charlene, I’m so happy you are enjoying my recipes! Thank you very much!

  • Reply
    Scott
    December 4, 2018 at 11:52 am

    This was really good and easy to make. I made extra gravy/sauce to freeze any leftovers.
    This IS a keeper for sure!

    • Reply
      Zona
      December 5, 2018 at 8:04 am

      Hi Scott, glad you liked it! Thanks!

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    Joanne M. Vaccaro
    January 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

    What kind of mustard powder or prepared?

    • Reply
      Zona
      January 14, 2019 at 1:31 am

      Hi Joanne, I used already prepared mustard from a bottle. Thanks for your question.

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