Keto Swedish Meatballs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    25 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    30 min

Keto Swedish Meatballs

141 ratings

These keto Swedish inspired meatballs are rich, creamy and deliciously fragrant and manage to pack an intense flavor punch whilst using only a few simple ingredients.

Delicious either on their own or served over some shredded cooked cabbage, they will be an instant family favorite!

  • Net Carbs

    3.6 g

  • Fiber

    0.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.1 g

  • Protein

    33 g

  • Fats

    49.6 g

595 cals

Keto Swedish Meatballs

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  • Ground Beef

    Ground Beef

    1 pound

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Salt


    ½ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ½ tsp

  • Beef Stock Pot by Knorr

    Beef Stock Pot by Knorr

    1 cup

  • Mustard


    1 tablespoon

  • Coconut Oil

    Coconut Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Spices Nutmeg Ground

    Spices Nutmeg Ground

    ½ tsp

  • Butter


    2 tablespoon

  • Egg


    1 large

  • Heavy Whipping Cream

    Heavy Whipping Cream

    1 cup, fluid

  • Red Onions

    Red Onions

    ½ small

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Dill


    ½ cup, sprigs

  • Parsley Raw

    Parsley Raw

    1 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 6

30 min

  • Step 1

    Add the ground beef, egg, parsley, chopped onion and minced garlic together in a large mixing bowl. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Use your hands to mix the ingredients together thoroughly. Once mixed, divide the mixture and roll into 18 small meatballs.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the meatballs. Fry until browned on all sides and cooked though – around 15 minutes. Reserve to one side.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    While the meatballs are cooking, heat the butter and coconut oil in a large casserole dish over a high heat until it starts to brown. Reduce the heat to medium and add in the mustard, cream, stock and nutmeg and stir well. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Add the meatballs into the gravy and heat through.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Serve the meatballs immediately and scatter with fresh dill.
    Step 6

Comments 24

  • FabulousCauliflower282244

    FabulousCauliflower282244 6 months ago

    So good but I only put 1/2 beef broth in the recipe, perfect! Consistency in thickness , was very good.

    • BlithesomeKale833329

      BlithesomeKale833329 a year ago

      Great tasting recipe. wife and son both liked it. Will definitely cook it again. lots of flavour. We had it on its own so next time will serve it on a bed of steamed cabbage (as suggested)

      • IneffableKale135992

        IneffableKale135992 2 years ago

        This is very tasty, but the gravy is way too thin. It’s like a runny soup without body. The flavor, however, is good enough to try again but I will try using egg yolk tempered in as thickener.

        • RemarkableAvocado340399

          RemarkableAvocado340399 a month ago

          I added shredded parm

        • FabulousCauliflower504436

          FabulousCauliflower504436 3 months ago

          Just put a Teaspoon of stock powder into cream

        • SuperMacadamia250257

          SuperMacadamia250257 10 months ago

          Add cream cheese to thicken.

        • MarvellousCauliflower117521

          MarvellousCauliflower117521 a year ago

          Adding just a teaspoon or two of arrowroot helps that but it doesn’t make for good leftover!

      • Kaitlyn Dawn Cook

        Kaitlyn Dawn Cook 2 years ago

        Even my hubby loves this! It’s our favorite keto recipe by far. I always double this recipe to have leftovers for the next day.

        • Khowlin

          Khowlin 2 years ago

          Love this recipe. It’s my favorite Keto recipe. Doesn’t feel like a diet

          • Leah Catherine

            Leah Catherine 3 years ago

            My mom and I are trying a meal plan for the first time together, my mom didn’t like the idea of a meal plan at first, however it changed her point of view after we had this dish. I’ve made this before and I loved it both times

            • SplendidAvocado336701

              SplendidAvocado336701 3 years ago

              Köttbullar 😁😁

              • Sheryl

                Sheryl 3 years ago

                This was a nice meal that my husband & I enjoyed for 2 nights. I used coconut oil for the first time, which we both hate coconut however, the flavor of coconut does not come through in taste. Love the sauce!!

                • Nellbee

                  Nellbee 3 years ago

                  My whole family loved this! I didn't use dill and I messed up the ingredients a bit. I put the nutmeg in the meatballs by mistake but was still amazing. I used dried minced onion instead of red onion. I never used the Knorrs pot stock before and I used all the cups not realizing "cup" meant one little pack. Needless to say it was very salty but still very tasty. We will definitely make these again soon and probably often.

                  • OutstandingAvocado210832

                    OutstandingAvocado210832 3 years ago

                    I have been putting in some liver as well to amp up heme iron intake. Might try it with a pate too for more fat.

                    • FabulousKale377625

                      FabulousKale377625 3 years ago

                      This was delicious! Someone mentioned adding allspice so I added a bit! Will be making this again and maybe add mushrooms and definitely allspice! Thanks to the sharer!

                      • eggmoe

                        eggmoe 3 years ago

                        Super Good, nice change up from Italian balls which I make all the time. Next time I make it I will try to make the balls smaller. I ended up making 12 balls. I will leave out the Coconut oil next time as it over powered the flavors for me, but I'll admit this was the first time I've ever cooked with Coconut oil, I don't like it.

                        • Arlet

                          Arlet 3 years ago

                          Try unflavored coconut oil ! It has great health benefits and none of the coconut taste ! I cook with it all the time. I use Carrington farms organic coconut cooking oil (unflavored) but I’m sure any coconut oil that’s unflavored will do :)

                      • Ghada Hassan

                        Ghada Hassan 3 years ago

                        Love it

                        • SplendidKetone130638

                          SplendidKetone130638 3 years ago

                          So a serving size is about 4.5 meatballs but you are only supposed to eat 1/2 a serving to get the carbs, protein and fat indicated at top of the recipe. Hardly seems worth it for 2 1/4 meatballs!

                          • Georgiahomebound63

                            Georgiahomebound63 3 years ago

                            You can change it to 4 1/2 meatballs and the carbs, protein and fat will adjust accordingly.

                        • Lisa

                          Lisa 3 years ago

                          Next time I’ll add 1/4 tsp allspice to the meat mixture and change red onion for white. Sauté 1/2 the onion first then add to meat mixture 15 minutes of cooling thickened the sauce nicely. Buy ground chuck:)

                          • CarolynL80

                            CarolynL80 3 years ago

                            So yummy!!

                            • Cristi307

                              Cristi307 3 years ago

                              Fast and easy and soooo good!! I left out the dill

                              • an1ya

                                an1ya 3 years ago

                                Can’t stand dill! Glad to know there’s someone else who might feel the same :)