Swedish Meatballs with Noodles

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 10


Meatballs and ribbon noodles are a quintessential Swedish dish. Moistened with evaporated milk and seasoned with dill, these tender and aromatic meatballs are the perfect partner for luscious noodles and gravy. This is great for both family gatherings or casual entertaining.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 cups (1 lb.) dry noodles, cooked and drained


oven to 350° F.

MIX all meatball ingredients lightly but thoroughly in medium bowl. Shape into 2-inch balls. Place in jelly-roll pan.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain; reserve fat drippings. Keep meatballs warm.

1/2 cup fat drippings from meatballs (adding vegetable oil to make 1/2 cup) and flour in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth, evaporated milk, dill and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Add meatballs to sauce; stir. Serve over noodles.

tasty meatballs

by m. marilyn , Trenton, MO on Apr. 2010

the meatballs were very tasty,when the gravy was made I added some sour cream to it and served it all over hot,cooked,drained noodles. My husband and two grandchildren really ate them up.

very good

by j. jodi , Lincoln Park, MI on Feb. 2010

This was a very good take on swedish meatballs. my family (have a 5 and 7 year old) loved them.

meatballs great

by P. Patricia , Meridian, MS on Jan. 2010

I'm not good at making gravy from scratch, so, I just made the meatballs. I used already prepared gravy and rice instead of noodles. Very good!


by E. Elle , Richmond, VA on Feb. 2009

My family loved them :) will definitely do them again!

very good

by s. sheri , palatka, FL on Oct. 2008

the meatballs were excellent as soon as I made them they were gone. they were supposed to be for a b-day party but they didnt make it.. ha ha. the sauce was nasty though... we just had the meatballs

Okay recipe

by p. prisilla , New Kensington, PA on Oct. 2008

My sauce turned out a little bit runny. The meat balls had good flavor though and do hold together very well.

Very good

by K. Kimberly , JONESBORO, AR on Dec. 2007

These came out very well. They held together well, which is always a plus.

Tasty Swedish Meatball

by P. PAT , WATERTOWN, WI on Nov. 2007

This is the best tasting recipe i've made for swedish meatballs. Easy to make and the gravy was very creamy. My family loved this. I'll make this again.

To Good for Words!!!!!!!!!!!!

by M. Mallory , CROWN POINT, IN on Oct. 2007

This dish was so good that no one spoken during dinner. My family was to busy stuffing their faces. I plan on sharing this recipe with family

So good!

by L. Lori , COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA on Oct. 2007

This recipe is so hearty and tasty. The flavor of both the meatballs and the gravy is very good. Even my somewhat picky son enjoyed this recipe and asked me to make it again.