IKEA Releases Recipe For Iconic Swedish Meatballs So You Can Recreate Them At Home

Iconic IKEA Meal At Home

Hello, foodies! We are almost nearing the end of the third phase of the Movement Control Order (hopefully) and let’s hope we can all go out again soon. For some of us, we can’t wait to go out again to see our friends and catch up. And for the rest of us, we can’t wait to head out and eat our favourite food. Speaking of favourites, how many of you are heading to IKEA for their meatballs the first chance you get? If that resonates with you, we have a public service announcement that will do plenty of good.


IKEA Has Revealed Their Famous Swedish Meatballs Recipe So You Can Make Them At Home

Photo: @amhungrydoyou (Instagram)

Everyone can agree that no trip to IKEA is complete without having a portion of their iconic Swedish meatballs. It is almost ritualistic. As we are under the MCO, plenty of you are probably missing your meatball fix. Sure, IKEA is offering food delivery but things just got a whole lot more interesting because now you can even make those delicious meatballs at home. Check out the long-awaited recipe below!

Here’s How To Make IKEA’s Famous Swedish Meatballs

Photo: IKEA
Photo: @thelittlealarmclock (Instagram)

Ingredients (Meatballs):

  • 500g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince* (see below for Halal version)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons whole milk
  • generous salt and pepper

*Halal version: substitute with 250g chicken mince or use 750g beef mince

Note: See pictures for recipe steps (follow numbering). 

Photo: IKEA
Image: IKEA
Photo: IKEA
Image: IKEA

Here’s How To Make IKEA’s Cream Sauce To Go With Your Meatballs

Photo: @teaaacupandfood (Instagram)

Ingredients (Cream Sauce):

  • dash of oil
  • 40g butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 150ml thick double cream
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Note: See pictures for recipe steps (follow numbering). 

Photo: IKEA
Image: IKEA

Make This At Home And Share Some Pictures With Us

Photo: @anneatsthings (Instagram)

We are so glad that IKEA has revealed the recipe for their famous Swedish meatballs because now we can have IKEA stay-at-home dinners. In an interview, Lorena Lourido, the Country Food Manager at IKEA also said, “We know that some people might be missing our meatballs, which is why we’ve released an at-home alternative which, using easily accessible ingredients, will help those looking for some inspiration in the kitchen.” She is absolutely right and we can’t wait to give this recipe a go. Head to the kitchen and let’s get cooking – Bon appétit or, smaklig måltid, as they say in Sweden! Bye for now!

Feature image credit: (left) @anneatsthings (Instagram), (right) IKEA (Website)

Read: DoubleTree By Hilton Reveals Signature Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, Make Them At Home Now



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