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IKEA-Style Swedish Meatball Meal

Servings 4


Meatball Cream Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Tablespoons flour
  • ¾ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • asparagus, washed with ends removed
  • olive oil and garlic salt
  • baby yellow potatoes, washed
  • 25-30 meatballs
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  1. Place asparagus on a cookie sheet or other pan. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, and sprinkle with desired amount of garlic salt. Cook 15-20 minutes at 350F. (I use my toaster oven, but you can use a regular oven.)
  2. Place potatoes in a pot with a vegetable steamer (with water underneath). If you don't have a steamer, just cook them how you normally cook your potatoes. Cook over medium heat until soft.
  3. Melt 1 Tbsp butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1-1/2 Tbsp flour. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  4. Add broth and half and half. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Whisk in remaining flour (1 Tbsp) and remaining ingredients (Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper).

  6. If meatballs are frozen, add them to a saucepan with 1 Tbsp melted butter, and cook (stirring every 30 seconds) over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

  7. Add meatballs to cream sauce, and cook, stirring constantly, until meatballs are covered in sauce.

Recipe Notes

To make homemade Swedish meatballs, see my recipe here: https://nashvillewife.com/homemade-swedish-meatballs/