Swedish Meatball Noodle Bake

This dish brings together the classic flavors of Swedish meatballs with a creamy pasta bake, creating a comforting and hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil (for frying)

For the pasta bake:

  • 8 oz egg noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Optional Additions:

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or Swedish cheese blend (for topping)


  1. Preheat oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  1. Make the meatballs:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, salt, pepper, allspice, and nutmeg. Mix until well combined.
  • Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1-inch in diameter.
  • Heat butter or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the meatballs until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  1. Prepare the pasta bake:
  • In the same skillet (or a separate large oven-safe skillet or baking dish), add beef broth, heavy cream, sour cream, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the cooked egg noodles and stir to coat them in the creamy sauce.
  1. Assemble and bake:
  • Arrange the browned meatballs on top of the noodle mixture in the skillet or baking dish.
  • If using, sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  • Transfer the skillet or baking dish to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the meatballs are cooked through.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Tips for Success:

  • Ensure the meatballs are evenly sized for even cooking.
  • Adjust the seasoning of the meatball mixture to your taste preferences.
  • For a richer flavor, you can add a splash of soy sauce or a pinch of ground ginger to the meatball mixture.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Enjoy your Swedish Meatball Noodle Bake with its creamy texture and savory flavors!

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