Tasty Recipes Serving Up Sweden’s Best Flavors for Supper

Sweden is more than just the land of skiing and IKEA. This Scandinavian nation is home to a storied past, strong cultural ties, and breathtaking northern European landscapes. Encyclopedia Of The Nations reports that while Sweden is comparable in size to California, the country packs pride, tradition, and an unparalleled cuisine within its modest borders.

Introduce your family and friends to authentic Swedish cuisine with any of these six delightful dinners.

1. Swedish Meatballs

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These hearty beef and pork meatballs are spiced to perfection with allspice and nutmeg, offering a taste of classic Swedish comfort food in your own home. Damn Delicious’s simple recipe yields 4 servings and takes about 40 minutes to make. If you’re looking for a means to satisfy future meat cravings, double or triple your batch and store uncooked leftovers in the freezer to enjoy again as desired. Try serving these Swedish Meatballs with lingonberry jam to replicate the authentic Scandinavian dining experience.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ½ cup Panko
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the sauce:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

See recipe directions at Damn Delicious

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