SWEDISH MEATBALL NOODLE BAKE

This Swedish Meatball Noodle Bake combines the classic flavors of Swedish meatballs with a comforting noodle casserole. Tender meatballs, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese come together in this satisfying dish that is perfect for a cozy family dinner.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe is a delightful twist on traditional Swedish meatballs, incorporating them into a creamy and cheesy noodle bake. It’s a comforting and flavorful dish that is easy to make and sure to please both kids and adults alike.

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ c. breadcrumbs
  • ½ onion, grated
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Casserole:

  • 2 ½ c. egg noodles
  • 1 c. beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-pint heavy cream
  • 1 ½ c. Swiss cheese, grated
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for serving
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, breadcrumbs, egg, onion, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into meatballs.
  3. Brown the meatballs in a skillet with olive oil, then set aside.
  4. Cook noodles in boiling water until slightly undercooked, then drain.
  5. In the same skillet, combine broth, heavy cream, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer until slightly thickened, season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.
  6. Place noodles in the baking dish, top with meatballs, pour sauce over them, and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Kcal: 475 | Servings: 4
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Tips:

For extra flavor, you can add a dash of nutmeg to the sauce before baking. Serve this dish with a side of lingonberry jam for a traditional Swedish touch.

Enjoy this delicious Swedish Meatball Noodle Bake that is sure to become a family favorite!”

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