Swedish Meatballs with Cream Cheese Sauce

Here is a Sears family favorite. The picture does not do it justice, but then again I still can’t make it as well as my mom. It is delicious! Sometimes when I don’t have quite as much time I will make the sauce and just heat up some frozen meatballs, but lets be honest, no frozen meatball is as good as these Swedish meatballs. Smaklig måltid!

Swedish Meatballs with Cream Cheese Sauce

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c. dried bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp grated onion
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbsp vegt oil
  • 1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese
  • ¾ c. milk
  • ½ c. water
  • ⅛ tsp thyme.

In medium bowl, mix first 5 ingredients and ¾ teaspoon salt. Shape beef mixture into 1 inch meatballs. In 12 inch skillet, over medium high heat, in hot vegt. oil, cook meatballs until browned on all sides, removing meatballs to bowl as they brown.

Pour off all but 2 Tbs. of drippings from skillet. Cut cream cheese into chunks. (I recommend letting the cream cheese to sit out for awhile so it has already begun to soften). To drippings, add cream cheese, remaining ingredients, and ⅛ tsp salt. Cook over low heat, stirring with wire whisk or spoon until melted and smooth. Return meatballs to skillet. Heat, stirring occasionally.

Makes 4 main dish servings with 475 calories per serving. Good over rice.

Quinoa Bites

Some yummy finger foods found here. Although she recommended serving with ranch we found this recipe to taste more Asian and liked it best with soy sauce.

Quinoa Bites

  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup carrot, shredded
  • 2 stalks green onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together all ingredients. Either stuff a mini muffin tin with the mixture or with a small cookie scoop place small balls of the mixture on a cookie sheet. I did not have a mini muffin tin, so I chose the latter! Bake for 15-20 minutes.