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"This is one of my husband's favorites. I created it using several other Swedish meatball recipes that didn't quite make the grade."
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1 h 25 m servings 662 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 662 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 47.8 g
  • 74%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 178 mg
  • 59%
  • Sodium:
  • 1193 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and the milk. Add the beef, cream of wheat and onion and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place balls on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 minutes.
  4. Drain meatballs on paper towels, if needed. Then place meatballs in a lightly greased 2 quart casserole dish. In a separate medium bowl, combine the soups with the evaporated milk, stirring until smooth. Pour over the meatballs.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for another 40 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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As others have suggested, I used Marla's Meatballs & Jessica's Sauce. Didn't do anything different with the meatballs. To the sauce, I added 1/2 pint of sour cream, 2 cloves of minced garlic, ...

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I followed this recipe to a T. It tasted like something was missing from it. My husband absolutely loves swedish meatballs and was not happy with this recipe. I have to say though, the meatballs...

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As others have suggested, I used Marla's Meatballs & Jessica's Sauce. Didn't do anything different with the meatballs. To the sauce, I added 1/2 pint of sour cream, 2 cloves of minced garlic, ...

I don't usually leave feedback, but this one deserves it. I doubled this recipe, used frozen meatballs, added crushed garlic, sour cream, nutmeg and canned mushrooms. I baked the meatballs bre...

Great dinner but made modifications according to our preferences and other's suggestions. I used low sodium-low fat soups; scratched cream of wheat and used 1/2 c. Italian bread crums; added 1/...

People who say this recipe was too sweet are definitely using the wrong kind of milk. Must be using condensed rather than evaporated. It's not sweet. I used Marla's Swedish Meatball recipe fo...

Very Tasty! I did make a few changes though. I used Italian bread crumbs instead of cream of wheat, and added salt, pepper, and a little nutmeg to the meatball mixture. I also added 1/2 cup so...

I made my own meatballs (1 LB ground beef, ½ onion, a few shakes of worchestershire sauce, seasoning salt, pepper, a little nutmeg, ½ cup or so of crushed Ritz crackers, and some milk) and fried...

I followed Beanhead's idea below. It was SO yummy and tasty! My husband was so impressed, he wants to have that specific recipe at least 3 times a month!! My children ate it up. Main thing i...

I used the pre-made meatballs - which reduced all the time. It was a great quick meal. I will definately make again!

This is great comfort food. I added about 1 tsp of tastefully simple seasoned salt and some breadcrumbs to the meatballs, and a dash of nutmeg, pepper, 4 oz sour cream, and sauteed mushrooms to ...