Easy homemade Ikea meatballs

Claire Gallam

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Who doesn't love going to Ikea? Even though the experience is fun, our favorite part of the whole trip is the delicious food! For less than $5 you can get a huge plate of delicious Swedish meatballs and cream sauce. To satisfy your craving (and save you the money you would spend on cheap furniture), we are sharing this super easy recipe for copycat Ikea meatballs!

Homemade Ikea swedish meatballs

Made from ground pork and beef, these meatballs are full of flavor. Paired with a simple cream sauce, these make the perfect weeknight dinner. Plus, like Ikea's, you can make a bunch of these and then freeze for later eating!

Homemade Ikea copycat meatballs

Recipe inspired by Food.com

Yields about 25 meatballs


For the meatballs:

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the cream sauce:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To make the meatballs, mix the ground beef, pork, egg, onion, breadcrumbs, light cream, broth and Greek yogurt with your hands until fully combined. Add salt and pepper to season.
  2. Shape the meat mixture into medium-size balls (the size of a golf ball).
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstick frying pan. Add meatballs and fry until golden brown on all sides, about 5 - 6 minutes.
  4. To make the cream sauce, melt the butter in a pan. Whisk in flour and whisk until golden brown. Add beef broth and cream and whisk until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the meatballs to the sauce and serve immediately.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.