Swedish Meatball Soup

If you like those meatballs sold at a certain home store, you'll love this Swedish Meatball Soup recipe. Creamy beef broth and tender pasta bow ties are the perfect companions to the beef and pork Swedish meatballs.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 5 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 32 ounce carton lower sodium beef broth

  • ½ recipe Beef-Pork Meatballs

  • 4 ounce mini farfalle, mini penne, or ditalini pasta, cooked according to package directions

  • Salt and black pepper

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill weed (optional)

Beef-Pork Meatballs

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 pound ground beef


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook red onion in 1 tablespoon hot butter over medium-high heat until tender and lightly browned. Remove from Dutch oven; set aside.

  2. Add remaining 4 tablespoons butter to Dutch oven; stir until melted. Stir in flour, nutmeg, and allspice until combined. Add beef broth. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add meatballs and pasta; heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in sour cream before serving. Top servings with the sautéed red onion and dill weed.

Beef-Pork Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat two 15x10-inch baking pans with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl beat eggs with a fork. Stir in next five ingredients (through pepper). Add ground pork and ground beef; mix well. Shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in prepared pans. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F). Drain off fat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
28g Fat
25g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 632mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 270mg 6%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 61.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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