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gluten free swedish meatballs sitting in their creamy sauce in a white skillet ready to be served and enjoyed

Incredibly Easy Gluten-free Swedish Meatballs

Sara Vaughn
Ikea may have made these popular, but I’m telling you these Incredibly Easy Gluten-free Swedish Meatballs are even better than they serve!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine swedish
Servings 6
Calories 569 kcal


For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ C Gluten-free Bread Crumbs or almond meal
  • 2 TBS Coconut Aminos of Gluten-free Soy Sauce
  • ½ C Milk, Heavy Cream or Dairy-free Alternative
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¼ TSP Allspice
  • ½ Small Onion minced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 TBS Parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 TBS Butter or Dairy-free Alternative
  • 1 TBS Olive or Avocado Oil

For the Gravy

  • ¼ C Butter of Dairy-free Alternative
  • ¼ C Potato Starch or Arrowroot Starch
  • 2 C Beef Broth
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Dijon Mustard I use 365 brand from Whole Foods
  • 2 TBS Coconut Aminos or Gluten-free Soy Sauce
  • 1 C Cream or Dairy-free Milk Alternative
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper


  • Mix the milk, breadcrumbs, and remaining meatball ingredients together except the meat and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes to soften the bread crumbs. If you are using the almond meal, you can skip this step.
  • Add the meat to the rest of the meatball ingredients and mix until everything is uniform.
  • Roll the meatballs into about 24 equal-sized balls.
  • Heat one tablespoon of the butter and the olive oil into a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, cook the meatballs until they are browned on all sides and set them aside.
  • To the skillet, add the remaining butter and potato starch and whisk until a paste is formed.
  • Whisk in the beef broth, coconut aminos, dijon mustard, and let the mixture simmer.
  • Add the heavy cream and whisk till combined, and then add the meatballs back to the sauce.
  • Let the meatballs simmer while the sauce thickens.
  • Serve over your favorite rice, potatoes, or gluten-free pasta.
  • Top with additional fresh parsley, and enjoy!


Use all beef instead of pork and beef if you don't like pork.
Sub dairy ingredients for dairy-free alternatives to keep it dairy-free.
Make your own gluten-free bread crumbs or substitute equal parts almond meal to keep these totally grain-free.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, grain free, meatball, meatballs, swedish