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Carnation(R) Swedish Meatballs Recipe
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Carnation® Swedish Meatballs

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"Meatballs and ribbon noodles are a quintessential Swedish dish"

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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2005

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 29, 2004

Meatballs were excellant, the gravy was very bland, next time will add butter insead of oil.

Oct 02, 2002

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

Feb 15, 2004

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.

Jan 07, 2010

**** REVIEW FOR GRAVY ONLY***********Used Butter, not oil to make rue- deleted dill, instead added 1 clove minced garlic, sprinkle of dried onions...... Was very tastey..........Used my own meatballs-

Aug 07, 2004

This was a nice easy recipe and it tasted good with a little added salt and garlic in the sauce. Took the suggestion from another review and used butter instead of oil. I think it was a wise choice. Will surely make it again.

Dec 23, 2002

I used frozen meatballs from a store instead of making my own. I heated the meatballs before making the sause for the meat drippings. It turned out really good!

Jan 02, 2006

Sauce was OK - good taste but very bland. Will add more salt, garlic salt, and/or Worcestershire next time.


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  • Calories
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 631 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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