Happy International Meat Ball Day! In celebration and as a proud IKEA Brand Ambassador I wanted to replicate their signature dish and encourage you to make it at home.

I just wanted to let you know that IKEA never gave me their signature recipe, but this is my own version of replicating it and man was it a winner at home.

IKEA Swedish Meat Balls

Without a doubt, meatballs is the best known of all Swedish dishes, traditionally served with potatoes, lingonberry jam and cream sauce. Here is a homemade replica of IKEA's signature dish, using their meat balls.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • Meatballs from IKEA
  • 50 grams’ butter
  • 50 grams’ flour 6 TBSP
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth I used chicken (240 ML)
  • 200 ML Cooking Cream
  • 1 TSP Dijon Mustard

Serve with:

  • IKEA's frozen mashed potatoes or make your own
  • Green Peas
  • IKEA’S SYLT LINGON Lingonberry jam


  • Cook meatballs in vegetable oil until browned.
  • For the sauce, add 50 grams of butter and mix in with 50 grams of flour (6 tablespoons) and toast them slightly.
  • Add your choice of chicken or meat broth. I used chicken broth.
  • Whisk in 200 ML of heavy cream (make sure it's not straight out of the fridge).
  • Add 1 TSP of dijon mustard.
  • Mix well until thickened.
  • Serve the meat balls with mashed potatoes, peas, IKEA's jam, and the homemade sauce! YUM!



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