Swedish Meatballs with Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Swedish Meatballs, Garlic MashSwedish Meatballs:

1.5 pound ground beef

1/2 onion

1/2 cup almond flour

2 eggs

salt and pepper

1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp parsley

1 medium minced garlic cloveSwedish Meatballs, Garlic


1 cup beef broth

1-2 tbls arrowroot powder (tapioca startch)

Swedish Meatballs, Garlic


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat skillet over medium heat and saute onions until translucent, add garlic until fragrant, about 5-10 minutes. In a large mixing bowl mix ground beef, salt n pepper, nutmeg , almond flour, parsley, eggs, and onion n garlic mixture. Be careful because the onions will be hot. Form your meatballs into the size of your choice. I made bigger ones because I used 1.5 pounds of ground beef. Place them on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your meatballs. Swedish Meatballs, Garlic

During this time start making your gravy. Heat the same skillet used for onions and garlic to medium heat and add  beef broth to scrape off the pan drippings. Add 1 tablespoon  of arrowroot powder and start whisking to break it up, continue whisking until it thickens, if you don’t see it thicken add another 1/2 tbs of arrowroot and whisk. This took about 6 minutes to actually thicken. Turn off heat and leave on warm burner, it will continue to thicken.

Remove meatballs from oven and place into the gravy to coat, at this point I turned the burner on low and let meatballs marry with the sauce. If you wanted an extra flavor boost and have an open bottle of red wine add it to your sauce once meatballs are in the same pan and let it reduce.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower:

1 head of cauliflower

2 cups of chicken broth

3-4 cloves of minced garlic

1/2 onion;caramelized

1/2 cup parmasean cheese

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

3 tbls butter

4 tbls olive oil


blender or food processor

Saute onions and garlic. Chop up cauliflower and boil until soft in chicken broth; drain. Add everything to food processor and blend until smooth.

I served my meatballs and gravy over garlic mashed cauliflower. It was a big hit!

Swedish Meatballs, Garlic


7 thoughts on “Swedish Meatballs with Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

  1. Well Jess, I think you have hit a homerun with this recipe. I am getting the ingredients today to try it out. Thanks for another inspiration in cooking.

  2. This looked very good, so I am making it for supper now. Thank you. I do have one question though, what pan drippings were there supposed to be? I thought I couldn’t just sauté the onions and garlic without some sort of fat, so I added a bit of olive oil to the pan before the onions and garlic, but there are no drippings per se. I am unsure what I should be “scraping up” for the gravy?

    • I am very pleased to hear you’re making this for dinner. The pan drippings would have been anything left on the bottom of the pan after sautéing the onions and garlic.

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