Recipe of the Week 1/9: Swedish Meatballs

Yields 16 meatballs 


1/2 tablespoon olive oil 

1 small onion, minced 

1 clove garlic, minced 

1 celery stalk, minced 

1/4 cup minced parsley 

1/2 pound 93% lean ground turkey 

1/2 pound 95% lean ground beef 

1 large egg 

1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs or gluten-free crumbs 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/8 teaspoon black pepper 

1/2 teaspoon allspice 

2 cups reduced sodium beef broth 

3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese 

chopped parsley, for garnish 


In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add celery and parsley and cook until soft, about 3-4 more minutes. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, combine beef, turkey, egg, onion mixture, breadcrumbs, ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper and allspice. Mix well and form into 16 meatballs. 

Add beef broth to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly drop meatballs into the broth. Cover and cook about 20 minutes, until cooked through. 

Remove the meatballs with a slotted spoon and set aside in a serving dish. Strain the broth, transfer to a blender with cream cheese and blend until smooth. Return to the skillet with the meatballs and simmer 

Meal Plan Check Boxes: 

4 Proteins 

1 Fats 

1/2 Dairy 

Nutritional Facts: Serving: 4 meatballs, Calories: 293, Carbohydrates: 8.5g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5.5g, Cholesterol: 131mg, Sodium: 784mg, Fiber: 1g 

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Found by: Brianna Lawless, MS, RDN

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