Swedish Meatballs

I’m a huge fan of Skinny Taste. So, when I saw Gina’s recipe for Swedish Meatballs, I knew I had to try them.

As always, Gina did not disappoint.

Yes, I realize that these are NOT traditional Swedish Meatballs. They’re still delicious. Just give them a chance. My daughter LOOOOVES them.

I didn’t make many changes to this recipe. I only doubled the sauce and baked the meatballs. We like extra sauce in my house, and baking the meatballs makes sure the fat ends up in the baking pan, not the sauce.

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Swedish Meatballs

1 lb Lean Ground Beef (Or Turkey)
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
½ cup Minced Onion
2 Tbsp Dried Parsley
1 Large Egg
¼ Cup Breadcrumbs
½ tsp Allspice
Salt and Pepper, To Taste
4 Cups Fat Free, Reduced Sodium Beef Broth
4 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese

Mix together ground beef, garlic, onion, parsley, egg, breadcrumbs, allspice, salt, and pepper. Once combined, form meatballs. I used 2 Tablespoons per meatball, which is equivalent to about 1/8 cup. I ended up with 20 meatballs.

Place meatballs on baking sheet. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes, or until meatballs are fully cooked.

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While meatballs are baking, pour beef broth into a sauté pan and bring to a boil. Let simmer until broth reduces by about half. It should be done right around the time the meatballs are ready to come out of the oven.

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Whisk the cream cheese into the broth until smooth.

Add meatballs to sauce. Let sit a few minutes to thicken. Enjoy.

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I served mine over No Yolks Egg Noodles. I think mashed potatoes would be pretty awesome, too.

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Best part? Each meatball with gravy is right around 50 calories. You could have five of them with about ½ cup of sauce for 250 calories!

For a printable version of this recipe, click here!!

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About pamasaurus

"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter, one son, and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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34 Responses to Swedish Meatballs

  1. Alexandra Bengtsson says:

    I really like the recipe! My grandma always made meatballs like these, but she used cream instead of cream cheese 🙂 I would say they are pretty traditional.. Try adding mustard.. It’s soo good 🙂

  2. These sound delicious. I especially like the idea of the cream cheese and broth sauce which I will be trying soon 🙂

  3. Jecca says:

    Your making me want to make meatballs!!! 😀

    • pamasaurus says:

      mmm I love meatballs. I made normal spaghetti and meatballs the other day, but I put mozzarella cheese in them. OMG it was YUM!

  4. Okay this sounds wonderful and delicious! I could even make it, I think! I’m going to try this in the not to distance future!!

  5. moneysava says:

    Whenever I make meatballs or burgers etc they always tend to fall apart for some reason… Thanks for another brilliant post

  6. Sounds fantastic! I wish it weren’t only 11am, I’m getting hungry…

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