One-Pot Swedish Meatball Pasta

Here is what you’ll need

!Serves 4

1 pound ground beef
½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
½ finely minced onion
1 egg
½ tablespoon salt (for meatballs)
½ tablespoon pepper (for meatballs)
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups beef broth
2 cups milk
½ tablespoon salt (for sauce)
½ tablespoon pepper (for sauce)
1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 cups egg noodles
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
½ cup chopped parsley


1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, salt, and pepper, mixing until evenly combined. Heat the canola oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Take about a golf-ball size of the meatball mixture and roll it into balls. Place the meatballs into the pot, cooking for one minute. Flip the meatballs.
2. Add the beef broth, milk, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce and give it a stir. Bring the liquid to a boil, then add the egg noodles. Stir constantly until the pasta is cooked and the liquid has reduced to a sauce that coats the noodles, about seven to eight minutes. Add the parmesan and the parsley, stirring until the cheese is melted. Serve

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  1. I don’t think this dish has ever been served in Sweden. And if it were, nobody would call it Swedish. That sauce looked disgusting, broth, oil and milk? It looked pretty ok up until 0:15 but skip the breadcrumbs. Don’t boil meatballs in oil. Fry them in butter. Remove the meatballs from the pan. Add double cream to the pan. Add salt and black pepper. Serve with boiled potatoes or mash.
    If you want to serve the meatballs with pasta, make a tomato sauce instead, with tomatoes, basil, garlic and so on. That’s what we do in Sweden.

  2. This turned out pretty well. My only critique is it was a little heavy on the salt. I ending up adding extra pasta to it in order to balance out the flavor.

  3. Would have used pork and a dash of dill in with the meatballs to give it a really earthy flavour which would contrast nicely with the richer character of the sauce and the thicker noodle.

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