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.


Pizza Casserole

I found this recipe on a really cute blog and it is delicious! She has great step-by-step pictures and everything – genius! Here is my version:

Pizza Casserole

1 bag of egg noodles, boiled until soft

1 extra large can of your favorite pasta sauce

3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

1-1/2 pounds of ground hamburger or sausage, browned

1/2 package of pepperonis (the BEST part – the more the better)

Preheat the oven to 350 and get ready to layer the ingredients in a 9×13 glass pan. First, spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the pan. Follow this by layering the following: half of the noodles, half of the meat, half of the sauce, rest of the noodles, half of the cheese, rest of the meat, rest of the sauce, rest of the cheese. Top with pepperonis and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes. When done let cool for 10-15 minutes and then enjoy!