Swedish Meatball Pasta

Swedish Meatball Pasta combines flavorful homemade pork and beef Swedish meatballs with a heavenly cream sauce and perfectly cooked pasta.

Our family loves Swedish meatballs! You can also try the original Best Swedish Meatballs or try making this Slow Cooker Swedish Meatball version!

Swedish Meatball Pasta on a black plate garnished with fresh parsley

Swedish meatballs are typically enjoyed over egg noodles or rice. This classic meatball and cream sauce recipe makes enough sauce that it made sense to add pasta right in with the sauce and officially name it Swedish Meatball Pasta.

Now, if you want to take this meal from really good to over-the-top amazingly delicious, then you’ll want to knock your own socks off and make some homemade pasta. You can easily use fresh pasta for this Swedish Meatball Pasta recipe much like you would a dried pasta you buy at the store. The fresh pasta will just take less time to cook.

How to make Swedish Meatball Pasta:

  • The best recipe for Swedish Meatballs is just a click away. I only made one modification and used equal parts ground pork and ground beef instead of just ground beef. I think the combination just makes a better meatball.
  • Simply combine all of the meatball ingredients and form about 20 small meatballs. Fry them until brown and crispy and set aside.
  • Next you’ll make the sauce. This is a rich and heavenly combination of beef broth and heavy cream that gets mixed into a roux. I went a little above and beyond, in addition to making this recipe with my homemade pasta, by using homemade beef broth. You can absolutely use beef broth from a can or a box though. No judgement!
  • Finally, while the meatballs are simmering in the sauce, cook your pasta. There’s enough sauce to fully coat all of the pasta.

Swedish Meatball pasta on a black plate with a black fork on a napkin next to the plate on the righthand side.

What to serve with Swedish Meatball pasta:

You have two options here: serve something alongside this recipe or incorporate more ingredients. This meal, on it’s own, is quite rich and decadent. I certainly feel that some vegetables are required to help balance things out.

If you’re looking for an easy side dish, a simple green salad or steamed veggies would compliment this pasta recipe quite well.

You can also toss in some vegetables to make it a complete one-bowl meal. I happened to have some leftover caramelized onions from a different recipe. I mixed those in along with a couple handfuls of fresh baby arugula. Talk about YUM!

No matter what, this is a meal that your entire family will enjoy and it’s really simple to make. The meatballs and the sauce have so much flavor and who doesn’t love pasta?

Swedish meatball pasta having this creamy sauce poured over top from the ladle.

Swedish Meatball Pasta

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Swedish Meatball Pasta combines flavorful homemade pork and beef Swedish meatballs with a heavenly cream sauce and perfectly cooked pasta.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces pasta

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine ground pork, ground beef, panko, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, onion, garlic powder, pepper, salt and egg. Mix until combined.
  2. Roll into 20 small meatballs. In a large skillet heat olive oil and 1 Tablespoon butter. Add the meatballs and cook turning continuously until brown on each side and cooked throughout. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil.
  3. Add 4 Tablespoons butter and flour to skillet and whisk until it turns brown. Slowly stir in beef broth and heavy cream. Add worchestershire sauce and dijon mustard and bring to a simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the meatballs back to the skillet and continue to simmer over low heat.
  5. While the meatballs are cooking, boil a pot of salted water. Cook pasta to preferred doneness and drain. Add to the meatballs and sauce and toss to coat.
  6. Serve hot with additional parsley as garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Swedish Meatball Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 763 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 708mg30%
Potassium 495mg14%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 970IU19%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. I made this for the first time today. I’ve never made Swedish Meatballs before. This recipe is so good and so easy. I’m cooking for myself and my son cause my wife passed away last September and my son is a really picky eater and he loves it. Anyone know tries it should not change anything

  2. 5 stars
    This sauce is excellent! I can’t say much about the meatballs themselves, because I cheated and used pre-made/store-bought meatballs. But the sauce itself is so good that I couldn’t stop eating it. 😛 I used 2 Knorr brand beef bouillon cubes with 2 cups of water to make the beef broth. I also added a pinch of garlic powder to the sauce, which I think added a bit more flavor. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I will definitely be making this again, and making it with the homemade meatballs next time. 😉 🙂

  3. What is the all spice ? Lol I love all your recipes I just made the creamy Tuscan garlic chicken for the second time last night 😉

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious and easy comfort dish. Made this for first time last night and it was rich and scrumptious. The trick to this sauce is to cook the flour and butter until you obtain good caramel color before adding the broth. The meatballs were moist and tender but still held together nicely. Since my boyfriend doesn’t usually like a lot of sauce I kept the egg noodles separate to control the amount of sauce with each serving. He loved it so much he added more sauce to his second helping. So glad I doubled the recipe! Thanks

  5. I did not take the time to make the meatballs.. I used frozen ?.. but! This sauce was perfect!! So simple, tasty and satisfying. Not to mention quick. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I used your meatloaf recipe before, and now it’s the only recipe I use now. I’m going to try this scrupulous swedish meatballs and pasta recipe, in the meantime , my daughter posted two songs I wrote and recorded 20 years ago on YouTube “Rickey Spivey first time video. At 71, about time my skills are viewed, by the way, I’m a retired Texas Master Peace Officer who passion for cooking is still evolving. Thank you for all you do.

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